harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Review from notes on 07/07/10
22oz for $4 at Huck’s in Spokane, WA
Poured from bottle to SN Pint
A: 2 fingers of brown foam fall to reveal surface within 2 minutes of pour. Black beer which I cannot judge clarity on.
S: Strong toasty, coffee grains. Unfortunately, this smells like it has too much black patent malt, very dry scent, like charcoal, hint of sharp chemical scent.
T: Very strong toast flavor is accented with notes of coffee, and hoppy resin. Not impressive. Finish is very dry and toasted to a crisp.
M: Low carb and body reminds me of a rauchbier. Unfortunately, there’s no smoke here to balance the charred feel of this beer.
D: This beer leaves one wishing the octane were a little higher. Needs more body. Quite a bit of improvement available here.
Serving type: bottle
mintzmeet (137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
alcoholic aroma. dark roast. tastes very very similar to an oatmeal stout but without the thick texture, more of a light soda type mouth feel.
Davhgbrew (887) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight chocolate aroma. Flat dark black color. Sips with med to high carbonation. Moderate sweetness and burnt malt. Middle is dry and full. Very mild with no alc presence. Nice drinker!
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a very small tan head on it. Nose is a little roasty, but light. Taste is decently roasty and quite smooth. Not my favorite stout, but decent.
chuckstout (236) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Espresso, bread and chocolate in the aroma. Pours a pitch black with thin mocho colored head and good lacing. Roast, smoke, chocolate slightly creamy a little thin.
Hanuta06 (274) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: light floral hops and chocolate.
Appearance: small, frothy, light brown initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body.
Taste: lightly acidic, chocolate initial flavor and lightly acidic, chocolate, smoke finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: not bad. Nice aroma, okay flavor.
nealblind (531) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, dark tan head. Aroma of milky coffee with some grain and honey. Taste is more subdued; astringent sour and roasty. Thin wet mouthfeel for a stout. I like a bit more body. It is creamy though.
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark brown coloured body with a thin oily light brown head. Aroma of tons of roasted malt, milk, coffee and a lot of anise and spice notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavours with prunes, raisins, nuts and a lot of lactic sugars noticeable. Aftertaste a touch lighter with a slightly thinner body, some caramel sweetness and a lot of earthier, nutty flavours. Overall, a nice robust beer with a complex flavour - a bit needed on the body, but a nice beer to sample for sure! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Pear Delicatessen in Seattle, Washington on 08-February-2013 for US$2.00 sampled a day later in my hotel room in Seattle on 09-February-2013.
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a thin tan color head. Aroma is roasted barley and dark fruit. Taste is a smooth sweet roasted barley.
reebtogi (3838) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing. Aroma is roasted grains with chocolate and coffee and hints of hops. Taste is roasted malt and coffee bitterness with a caramel chocolatey malt sweetness that balances things out. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a nice mouthfeel. I wouldn’t go so far as to call this a sweet stout, but this is a really tasty brew and highly recommended.