AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice stout here. Lots of roasted flavors but not too much of the burnt. Light sweetness. Very smooth. Nice.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty oaty chocolate flavor with some weak hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Black pour. Aroma is sweet lightly roasted dark malt. Flavor is the same, light roast, some sweetness and chocolate.
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub with golubj. Poured a dark brown to black color. Aroma of oats, oatmeal, cocoa, and roasted malt. Not overly sweet in the flavor or aroma. I thought that was good. Flavor was oaty, coffee, and roasted matl. Pretty solid beer.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 Dark brown, oatmeal, malty, chocolate, coffee, caramel, little smokey, little hops.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewery. Great, rich oatmeal nose with good complexity. Flavor was full, with chocolate and malt, with a very smooth mouthfeel. Very nice brew.
Orion1800 (53) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stout had a lot going on. Great rich thick body and awesome chocolate coffee flavors. Awesome stout.
Ratman197 (11782) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Buffalo Bills poured a clear dark reddish black with a small dissapating tan head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, milk chocolate, a hint of coffee and some roastiness with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap- Poured pitch black with a thin head. Far too carbonated, in my opinion. Judging by the other ratings, maybe they just had the CO2 screwed when they kegged. The oatmeal flavors where great but unfortunately, that’s all this beer had. A good stout for people who don’t like stouts.
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good example of this style. Most of the local brewpubs are hop-mad, and this was o good find. Pours a dark black, little carbonation. The aroma is roasted coffe and barley malts. The taste is smooth, balanced, and not at all overpowering. This is the kind of stout that you can sit and sip 4 or 5 pints of very easily.