jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nitro Tap, Old Towne, Ballard. No need to compare this to Guiness. Get over it! Guiness is a macro beer. And a light beer at that. It’s not some sort of hand crafted jewel. Thats where this stout comes in. It is a hand crafted jewel. This stout stands on its own merits. If this were available on a regular basis at the pubs I frequent I would order it at least 50% of the time. Quit the "Guiness Light" statements and get down to brass tacks. This is a great stout.
mcberko (7475) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Boundary Bay, pours an amber-tinged deep dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of lightly bitter dry roast, oats and a touch of bitter dry cocoa. Flavour is quite dry and very bitter, with bitter roast and metallic notes dominating. Thin body with a weak flavour profile. Not too inspiring.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub
Black color, with beige creamy head. Light aroma of cardboard, paper and roasted malt. Dry mouthfeel, smooth, but maybe because of some diacetyl there is also a light milky feeling, so it lands between Dry Stout and Milk Stout; ordinary bitterness.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the infamous boundary bay and bistro in bellingham. dark rich color with off white head. full of chocolate aroma and coffee. taste was simple with chocolate coffee taste and small layers of hoppy after taste
after4ever (6315) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Old Town in Ballard. On nitro, alas...but this beer is big enough to fight through that. Pours jet black and a wee bit chalky looking under a dense and creamy tan brick of nitromousse. Nice roasty nose with mild chocolate notes coming through. Creamy medium body, I mean really creamy silky smooth, with virtually no carb showing. Roasty chocolately mid palate, very rich and approachable and pleasant. Mild roasty finish. Very agreeable. Love to try this on CO2 some time.
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Boundary Bay brewpub. Poured a dark but slightly permeable black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, some roast and slight chocolate. Taste was warming, layered and very decent. Malt is toasty with good residual hop bite. Excellent offering.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap at the brewery. Black pour with a pillowy light beige nitro head. Mild aroma of coffee. This is a smooth, creamy, low sweetness stout that finishes very dry, as the name suggests. This tastes of pleasantly coffee and chocolate toastiness with a touch of smoke and char. Slightly acidic.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color,small tan head that had a short life .The aroma was roasty malt with a nice hint of hops and maybe a little grapefruit,chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate and maybe smokey malts.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: September 05, 2009
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness
Body: light body
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, touch of sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4
AmEricanbrew (6038) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a tan head. Big roasty malt, cocoa, coffee aromas. Medium body. Dry dark roasted malt and chocolate flavor with a bitter coffee finish. Draft@ Taphouse Bellevue.
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster – Boundary Bay Brewery – Bellingham, WA
big dark malt aroma with a light coffee/chocolate aroma lingering. The flavor was great and this beer finishes so dry I needed water. This was another great brew for the day.