RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stout. Fairly tight nose, but nice balanced between the malt and hop flavors. A bit of molasses and a hint of baking cocoa.
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro. Black with a 1 inch velvet head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt and a touch of hop bitterness. Flavors of roasted malts and chocolate malt with secondary notes of maple and brown sugar. Creamy and smooth. A very nice stout.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a lovely cap of delightfully dark brown head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolates and milky notes on top of darker roasted chocolates and coffee.. very well-balanced between the sweeter notes and the roasty darker ones. The flavor had sticky roasted coffee and dark chocolates at the core with mild earthy and coffee bitterness surrounding.. sweet chocolate and sour lactic notes laced throughout with grace.. caramel and molasses joined the coffee on the finish.. tasty! Medium-bodied, and it gets to be a bit tacky at times on the palate.. nice roast and a sticky finish. Overall a very good beer!
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BuckeyeBoy. Tastes like a big roasty chocolate covered cherry. Chocolate and cherry are really what this is all about. A bit sweet up front, but well balanced. Not really bitter or hoppy at all. Slight hints of licorice and molasses. Wonderfully smooth and slick palate. Kinda a poor man’s Kalamazoo Stout, which is FAR from an insult. Very well done beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles from many over time. Black, with no head, oily. Plenty of chocolate up front fades to coffee. Flavor much the same. Coffee takes over through the middle and dominates from there out. Body thins out at times. Just not my thing.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolatey and smooth. It’s like a Black Butte but with a bit more alcohol to it, and chewy feel in the mouth. A very nice stout.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a giant chocolate milk head that stays awhile and laces all over. This looks like a big bad stout. Smells of roated barley, caramel, expresso, fruits and some chocolate notes. Tastes silky smooth starting out with some sweet malt with a bitter bite and finishes with cocoa, roasted coffee, nuts and some hops. Feels creamy and smooth in the mouth with little carbonation feel. Alcohol is not detected at all in this. This is an awesome stout that is perfect for sessioning and a must try Oregon delight.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as night with burnt brown head. Flavour raisiny yet dry. Supersmooth.
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light head, brownish. Nice roasted, smokey aroma and flavor. Good Stout, although a bit thin for my liking.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at Taphouse in Seattle. A rather expensive sampler at $9.95 for four 4-ounce samples. Great whipped brown head with an opaque body. Nose of creamy coffee. Flavour is fruity and bound with coffee. Strange.