Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small head. Nice malty/roasty aroma. Flavor is of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, bread, and caramel. A smooth, rich-yet-drinkable body. A very enjoyable stout.
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Dempsey’s. Almost black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, oatmeal cookies, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee on the nose. Some ash, licorice, and a touch of dark fruit. Nice sweetness of cookie dough and vanilla. Some dark chocolate, mild fruits as well. Licorice, roast, and a nice coffee note. Pretty decent.
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper-brown with a ruby center and a tan head. Roasted malt and cappuccino notes, with a whisper of overripe fruit in the back end. Flavor is watered down mocha, some vanilla and toasted bread, minimal bitterness. Could use some body but otherwise their best offering I’ve had.
monk191 (1295) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok stout. Nothing special. Pours a very nice deep black with a tan head. Smells of vanilla and cinnamon, and a bit of malt. Taste is lacking, a little thin for a stout. Paired with Peanut Butter M&Ms in vanilla ice cream, smooths it out to he point of having no taste. Had in the bottle.
GIJOE (927) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber from Bottle Barn. Pours dark brownish black like a cola; nice foamy head; copious lacing. Aroma is basic malt, flavor basically the same malty sweetness. Hop is present, but pretty mild. Rather thin and dry. Astringent finish. Not a favorite stout, but quite drinkable.
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Bule (1219) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark black color without much head. Roasted malt aroma and flavor. Mild hops. Burnt.
DarenGH (1) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Alhohol should not be made to sniff, swirl or spat. If I had to rank a scent to the beer, it smells just fine. Looks dark like a stout or porter. Taste is similar to Rasputin but slightly milder. It’s a good winter time brew or to be paired with their beef tacos. The grease/seasoning in the beef tacos pairs nicely with this beer and worth checking out. It’s certainly worth checking out if you like Rasputin or the Icelandic Smoked Porter.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Hayduke. He, I, and his brother Rick enjoyed it together via facebook chat. This pours almost black and has a big tan head that has a bit of red in it. The nose is fudge with milk chocolate and nuts. The flavor is also chocolate with some nuts and a bit of roasted effect. It reminds me of a Guinness but with more chocolate. It has that feel to it. There is a bit of hop notes here that are grassy and citrus and add some faint bitterness. Very late in the bottle some grass could be tasted. This is a nice beer. It leaves Guinness in the dust.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose of roasted malt. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor of chocolate and a hint of coffee, Light bitter finish. Good.
IrishBoy (3958) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn.Nose is chocolate, coffee, roast, and black walnuts. Black with a small tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, coffee, and caramel. Finishes with a nice mellow bitterness.