Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. I tried this beer in the middle of summer on a hot San Diego day so, my rating might be a bit skewed. Black in color like motor oil. A thin tan head with nice lacing was left on the glass. Nose off freash coffee, cocoa, molasses, and dark fruits. Thick and chewy. Iíll have to give this beer another go around one day soon.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the first Oregon beers I had the honor of tasting. Poured a deep yet clean black-brown body with a medium tan-grey head. Notes of coffee and chewy roasty malts. Warm molasses finish with caramel and dry coffee flavor. A Pacific Northwest classic!
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: pitch black with a brown head, aroma of rosted malt flavor of mostly roasted malt. the flavor lacks a little for a stout and not a whole lot depth for taste, goes down smooth and easy to drink
sudsmeister (75) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark with quickly diminishing head. Reminds me immediately of Bellís Kalamazoo Stout, only a little more watery. Coffee and chocolate are there. A pretty good brew.
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Black color; thin creamy head. Coffeish aroma. Silky mouthfeel, good body, good flavors (caramel, roasted malt, chocolate malt, sweet liquorice); quite sweet. Good.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from Dirty_Martini and BlackForestCO. Black body with a medium-sized, tan head that fades to a cover. The aroma is lightly sweet with a good dose of molasses and cola, some chocolate and roast in there as well. The flavor is just lightly sweet with dark chocolate, roasted malt, light coffee and a touch of dark fruits. Medium body is moderately carbonated and is a bit thin, especially in the finish. Finish is dry with a lingering presence of bakerís chocolate. Nice.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark black. Med. thin head with dark mocha foam. Slight Dark Malt aroma. Smokey taste, hops in the back. Tongue tingler!
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a medium head. Aroma of sweet, milky chocolate and roasted malt. Very sweet flavor; chocolate and lactic with some dark fruits and roasted malt. Medium to heavy body.
runaway (81) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thick dark caramel head. Aroma is rich and sweet. Flavor is sweet malty with chocolate, coffee, molasses notes. Good body, smooth finish.
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout with big body and matching hops. Robust flavor. A nice Deschutes product.