SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bend brewpub; jet black and clear along the edges; thin soapy white head; slight roast with chocolate mixed with piney hops; relatively smooth, rich and dry; definitely a light porter, pale ale kind of hybrid to me; quite nice with light roast and resiny hops
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ the Portland Brew Pub poured into Imperial Pint glass.
Pours straight black with a finger of beige colored head that eventually forms a light ring around the glass. Aromas is chocolate malts, some smoke and a touch of hops. Flavor is sweet upfront with piney hops and sweet malt and ends with a lingering bitterness with some smoke. The body is light-medium with a nice carbonation. Pretty decent beer but its a bit sweet which makes 16oz. a little too much.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the PDX Deschutes pub. Very dark brown with a thin beige head. Sweet roasty chocolate and cocoa up front, mild diacetyl note. Thin body, mild hop bitter finish. Faint coffee note in the finish.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ their Portland Public House... Poured dark, almost opaque, ruby with light highlights and an off-white head. Malty aroma and grainy sugars on the nose. Really hearty, toasty malt characters in the flavors. Cocoa and nutty notes too. Also a little bit of hops in the finish and sweet candy flavors.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewery tap in Portland. Best of the night, three person tasting session. Dark maroon with scant white head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and caramel. Rich malt flavor with cafe au lait, slightly bitter chocolate finish. A winner.