Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours nearly black with a medium thin and creamy light beige head that dissipates to a dense film. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Light, semi-dry body with flavors of sweet toasted malt, chocolate and a touch of smoke. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall.
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice creamy finger of head with a dark red/brown color. Smell is subtle coffee and a bit of marshmallow and toffee, pretty malty too. Texture is creamy, very drinkable, not very viscous. Taste is a bit ashy, roasted malt, grainy, tiny bit sour on the end. Pretty good Irish Dry Stout.
Beershine (5174) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-cond’d version @ brewpub. Not much head on an opaque black beer. Aroma of simple coffee, some creamer, butter, and Coffee Crisp candy bar. Hardly any co2 but has a nice silkiness. Good smoky flavors and love the sweet soft licorice in the background. That does not overpower the the mild cocoa creme. Sweet in a licorice way and more woody, like toasty wood, than anything else at the end.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Lassting nitro head thick creamy lacing. Nice cocoa coffee aroma. Light dry body. Creamy coffee stout.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a creamy head and great lacing. Nose of smoke and roast malts. Beef jerky!? Todd concurs. Woody and more smoke in the flavor with some roast and bitter chocolate. Creamy palate of course (nitro) and thick smoke rolls through the finish.
FlacoAlto (3506) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ Big Time, April 2007
Pours with a rich, creamy, nitrogen generated head that has a brown tinged, tan color. The beer is simply black, when analyzed in this pub atmosphere. The aroma is rich with notes of toasty malt, chocolate, a touch of coffee aromatics and a hint of burn raisin adds some unexpected fruitiness. The beer tastes dry and fairly bitter in the finish. The bitterness seems to be driven by the burnt malt notes rather than by hops. A touch of coffee flavors are here, focusing on roast bean flavors. This has a very creamy mouthfeel to it, which is typical of a degassed nitrogenated brew. The finish has a lingering, toasted, dry grain character to it. This is a good easy drinking brew, and a definite step up from draught Guinness.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Draft. Nitro. Blackish beer with a tan nitro head. Roasty aroma. Light flavor, slightly sour, slight roast. Lingering sourness/lactic. Lighter bodied.
CapFlu (4021) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) Sampled at Big Time Brewpub in Seattle on March 2, 2007. Pours a light brown head with an opaque body. Nose of JERKY. Yah - strange huh? Chocolate flavour, good carbonation and gritty texture. Lasting cocoa and coffee in the finish. Powerful and oodles of flavour. I loved this stuff
Crit (3089) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with creamy beige head.Chocolate espresso nose. Bitter unsweetend chocolate taste. Far too thin. Probably the worst offering I have had from this brewery.
DYCSoccer17 (3041) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. Nitro pour. Oaty, dusty aroma with some chocolate and small roasty hints in the nose. fair enough aroma. Mostly opaque, dark brown/black colored body with a frothy light tan head. Pretty thin and flavorless start, turning a bit more roasted late with some chocolate notes. Finishes with a bit of hempy hoppiness. Kind of thin and disappointing.