BenDover (223) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a half inch of creamy tan/brown foam that leaves behind some fine lacing. Aroma is roasty and nutty, but rather faint. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, some dark chocolate, a bit bitter finish.
adwoan99 (286) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stark contrast to Black Butte, nose on this is chocolate right up front. N2 tap pours nice and smooth. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, with a nice breadiness.
adrianehendee (40) - - OCT 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Completely black, no light getting through. Noticeable brown top. Strong chocolate smell. Super thin. Could drink in winter.
theprof (516) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma roasted malts with coffee grounds finish. Pours black with tan creamy head (thickness depends on how steady your hand is). The flavours may be robustly malty with a sweetness that may edge it to the stout/porter border. But it draws appeal from both. Splendid.
crispaire (57) - - SEP 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours as black as obsidian with an appealing crema head. Aromas of espresso and deep roasty malts. The flavors of a French Pressed coffee permeate the tastebuds. The boozy heat lingers on the finish. This is a beer that’s meant to be sipped and enjoyed.
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - AUG 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a regular brown head, good lacing. Nose of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. About the expected in the palate: roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, with good dry hops to balance. It doesn’t add anything to the stout universe, but it’s a damn good stereotypical stout!
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Tastes quite similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, espresso coffee, slight bitterness. Decent stout from Deschutes.
tarmok (1207) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black liquid with tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes same, medium sweet, medium bitter, light+ sour. Medium body, soft carb, long fin.
thomat (3413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ GBBF 2016. Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.
Tide (3014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Toronado. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, chocolate, hops, vanilla, nuts and a bit coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, hops, coffee, chocolate, nuts and a bit of licorice. Very nice stout.
VamboladeTolly (1562) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small brown reddish head. Aroma: roasted, sourish, coffe, chocolate, hay. Taste: medium bitter, dark chocolate, coffee. Medium body. Just a good stout, nothing special you just can drink it one after one. Good.