dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice coffee flavored stout, unfortunately a little too bitter in the initial taste.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
Prufrockstar (1270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Big Time. Small tan head, opaque, dark. Aroma of bitter roasted grains, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste: big bitter coffee. Dark chocolate. Sweetness underneath but with a big dose of roasty bitterness. Some cereal (but that might just be the name working itís way into my subconscious). Some smokiness here too. Thereís something else there ... not metallic, but ... well, something I canít place my finger on -- sucks to be anybody else reading this. Palate: oily. Soft carb. Medium-full body. Overall: The name is great, as are the listed ingredients -- I wish I could taste them, but instead I just think "thatís cool; I like cereal." Tastes like a very decent imperial stout to me.
after4ever (6397) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at btbc. Pours blackblackblack with a dense and creamy dark tan mousse with suds and heavy sheets of lace. Big ashy burnt and roasty nose with prunes and soy and chocolate under. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Roast, baking chocolate, prunes, soy, even a bit of black liquorice...virtually every known impy flavor element is here. Long roasty finish.
Zeswaft (1426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn this is tight. Massive chocolate sweetness. Kind of tastes like chocolate cookie dough. Would give founders breakfast stout a run for its money. No abv listed but doesnt seem detectable. Delicious. Hour later... bartender said this was "itís one of our strongest. Itís an imperial stout."
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black in color, with a thin head. Super deep dark malts lots of cereal like flavors. This was a very good beer.
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Big Time. Gorgeous deep brown with heavy head. Big roasty coffee bean aroma. A little brown sugar. Very creamy with ruddy hot malts. Alc in back. Complex malts, stacks up the flavor. Juicy, deep red fruit sweetness. Fantastic big íflavoredí stout. Good job, interesting and tasty beer, best Iíve had at Big Time in awhile.
Oakes (13060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark colour with a dark brown head. Big rich nose with oatmeal, chocolate and roast. Sweet and roasty, a bit oily in a slick way and the finish is actually fairly sweet and oaty with rich coffee.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big time draght. Pitch black with dark coffee color head. Smells rich and fudge like dense mocha cake with icing made with chocolate liqueur. Soft and silky mf. Intense and stronger than expected. Dense fudgey malts, like eating liqueur-drenched chocolate ganache. A nice bit of smoke in here. Creamy. Too intense as a pint but really tasty.
AmEricanbrew (6171) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with tan head. Nice toasted oats, dark malt, dark coffee aromas. medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Rich, sweet sugared up black coffee flavors with deep roast dryness, dark fruits--very good.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Big Time Brewery in U-district. Poured into a Tulip instead of the usual pint glass, so it appears to be something special.
Aroma was a strong hit of coffee and dark chocolate.
Appearance was almost completely black with a great tan head. The head leaves quickly and there isnít much lacing. Still a pretty looking brew.
Taste was rich and full. A bit grainy like other oatmeal stouts. Bittersweet. It conceals the ABV pretty well (I think itís supposed to be around 8.5%).
Palate was decently carbonated and leaves a tickling sensation on the tongue.
Overall, Iíll say this is the best Iíve had at Big Time. Itís a really impressive beer and Iíll be sad when itís gone. As far as stouts go, Iíve had a few better, and Iíve had plenty that werenít as good. If you find yourself in the area, itís something to seek out. I gave it an extra point overall for the pun too (Ted Bundy, UW, Serial Killer, Breakfast Cereal).