pdx77 (928) - Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Breakside. Dark chocolate stout with a subtle, but noticeable salted caramel taste. Had it last year at Breakside in a float with Salt & Straw ice cream, which pushed it into dessert bliss territory.
mikedR (865) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth stout. Not roasty. Not chewy. But nice flavor. Indeed, salt and caramel plentiful. Good.
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mcberko (5212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with an amber tinge and a medium tan head. Aroma is that of a milk stout, with notes of lactose, caramel, cocoa, and a little salt. Flavour is similar, with a great balance between the aforementioned notes all working in perfect harmony. Finishes on notes of roast and caramel. Really well-constructed in all respects. Packs a lot of flavour for a 6% brew. Great stuff.
andrewje41 (60) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark draft pour. Mild aroma and flavors of milk chocolate and roasted coffee. Could be a little bolder flavor, but I really liked it overall.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ice cream / brewery collaboration was something that I had been really looking forward to and that may have played into my disappointment. This stout pours a dark black color and the aroma is fairly muted. I was looking for a mix of chocolate and caramel and all I got was a light chocolate roast note. The taste from start of bottle to the warmed up bottle was dominated by salt with an undercurrent of coffee roast and chocolate that was neither dark nor milk. Fairly one note to me.
Salmoniform (195) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with light brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, soy, dark chocolate, cola, biscuit. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and good carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet with a salty following and a slight astringentness and CO2 bite throughout the finish. Overall this is a really nice stout, however, I would have liked a bit more caramel since that is how itís being marketed. All in all, itís a solid brew.
ineedbeer (512) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle.
Aroma has a fairly strong caramel character to it with lighter roast and chocolate notes. Some dark fruit notes of fig, plum and prune.
Pours a far brown, somewhat clear, with a moderately thick, medium sized, light mocha head that displays average retention. Head liners a bit on the edges. Medium lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a light roast and coffee now upfront with a hint of sweetness. As the coffee note fades you pick up some light, bitter chocolate character followed by a faint salt note and some medium caramel character. Finish has more roast and coffee notes along with some dark fruit similar to the fruit notes in the aroma.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Medium astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall I am not impressed with this beer, but it is much better than the very sludgy pour I had from a keg in Santa Cruz. The astringency and roast notes are too high and they drown out the lighter caramel character in the flavor. The salt was nicely done and well moderated.
nealblind (466) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour some tan head. Aroma of wood, licorice, lactic tang. Tastes mostly of char. Salt character is slighter than I expected. Gose and berlinerweis pack as much if not more. There is a nice creaminess to the palate. Dry for a sweet stout and finishes downright bitter. Quaffable, but nothing special.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Black with a oily appearance, some agitatable toasted cream tan foam. smells like a standard roasted stout with a fairly significant cola and spent coffee grounds influence. Flavor also is a cola influenced beast with some soily notes and a little overly bittered. Medium bodied with low-medium carb and a sllghtly dry finish. Didnít get any caramel, or salt, in this beer. It was even a moderately below average stout honestly.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black with a thin head. Super chocolate and coffee roast lots of slickness from the Lacto not a real huge flavor of salted caramel I was hoping for. Light in the finish.
maxwelldeux (2914) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is roasty and a little bitter, with just a hint of caramel. Taste is also quite roasty, with a little toasting that combines to make it seem slightly burnt. Itís also a tad bitter. Really didnít get "salted caramel" out of this.