Brain_Parasite (59) - 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.
IrishBoy (3687) - 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.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First one eh? I just got lucky and happened upon this place while on vacation. Vacation with the kids, and I actually got to visit ONE brewpub. Dark brown pour with practically no head. Aromas were weak. Not enough of the stuff I like, but the flavor was much better. Unsweetened coffe, and some bitter chocolate with a decent hop balance. Pretty good sample
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, very roasty with alcohol present. Nice body to it.
Strykzone (4200) - 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 (3079) - 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.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, headless, roasted malt aroma, light body (too light), lots of roasted flavor, just a hint of malt bitterness
Score: ii to iii
Words: San Francisco
black, thin tan head, delicate lace, roasted malt aroma, rich chocolate malt flavor, touch of roasted, hint of malt bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn. Pours really dark brown with a creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of dark malt and something that makes me think cow patty. Sorry. Med body, maybe. Flavor is something toffee, coffee, dark malt, a bit hoppy. Develops chocolate. Finishes more chocolate than anything else. Not spectacular,but nice. Killing with faint praise. Hey, itís better than most stouts!
illidurit (1962) - Sonora, 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 Iíve had.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with a fizzy tan head. Toasty oat aroma and a dry sweet chocolate and roasty taste.