roland (38) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2000
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I drink this stout pretty much every time I visit Big Time. It has a smoothness and head similar to a Guinness or a Murphy’s Irish stout though it is less bitter than Guinness and has a somewhat more ’home brewed’ texture. An excellent brew.
CapFlu (5074) - 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
presario (4902) - 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.
shadey (2055) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a nice tan head. Lots of chocolate int he aroma. Nice tan lacing. Flavor was nice smooth chocolate.
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Silky sweet malt. Light in body, but it works.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2003 Blacker than black. Tan head. Dry, to the point of being almost dusty palate, and subtle notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Finishes dry.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great robustness for an Irish stout, the nitrogen doesn’t really hinder the beer here like it does in many other nitro stouts. Nice adequate grainy base with a modest chocolate and slightly bitter espresso character. The Mouthfeel is slightly buttery with whisps of tangy bitterness. The nitro keeps everything smooth as can be and this beer satisfies the most scrutinizing Guiness drinker.
FlacoAlto (4127) - 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.
Beershine (5219) - 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.
Smurf2055 (1400) - 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.