DYCSoccer17 (3448) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe several weeks ago. The aroma has a nice, sweet, chocolate character with some anise presence. Slightly transparent dark mahogany body with a medium yellowish head, and fair lacing. Starts with some chocolate roastiness. Anise flavors preside in the middle. Finishes with burnt flavors. A bit too much black patent malt, however. At least this one is drinkable.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Brownish-black color with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lace. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty with a malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
baraciisch (2221) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black in color... Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, anise... Flavor is very smooth, creamy body, notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice... Nice stout
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GenDV138 (2777) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft at Device Brewing. Black with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, roast. Tastes of bitter roast, dark chocolate, bready notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Thin oily mouthfeel. Interesting idea to use English ale yeast but it doesn’t work for me in a RIS.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is an intense chocolate and dark molasses flavor that is bittersweet with a hint of anise and the English yeast rounds the sharpness off the various tastes into a mellow culmination. Delicious.
Earlier Rating: 6/25/2013 Total Score: 3.8
From a pre-release sample enjoyed at Capitol Beer & Taproom. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a powerful coffee and treacle aroma. There is a chewy full-bodied dark malt flavor featuring notes of plum and coffee. This brew is complex enough to satisfy serious dark beer geeks and balanced enough to satisfy more casual beer lovers.
oRos (1298) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with brownish head. Taste is roasted malts and chocolate
Earlier Rating: 9/7/2013 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with not much of a brown head. Taste is roasted malt with some chocolate and some dark fruit
cjnuxoll (13) - - NOV 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I should preface this by stating that I’m not really a stout drinker. That being said I prefee coffee or chocolate stouts when drinking them. I really enjoyed this beer. Everything you want from a stout. Thick. Rich. Low carbonation. Flavor. Not bitter. Smooth. A really enjoyable experience.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at Whole Lotta Brews Going On at Whole Foods in Folsom. Aroma is slightly tart chocolate and smoke. Flavor has some medium roast coffee and chocolate with a neverending finish. Not really crisp. Pretty good RIS.
Dodgrblu (661) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods Whole Lotta Brews Brewfest, super smokey, no sweetness at all. Jet black.
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savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Sac. Pours almost black with a tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, coffee and some licorice. Flavor is smooth, rich chocolate and roasted malt well hidden alcohol and a light burnt bitterness. Full body with smooth carbonation. Very good beer, very rich yet drinkable.