darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes very, very chocolate-y and is so very smooth. There’s a little bit of milky cream flavor as well that mingles well with the chocolate and coffee that predominates this brew. Not terribly bitter, but the flavor has a mellow bitterness that is balanced with the creaminess. Just the right texture as well.
zoucrew102 (694) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, thanks ctomson! Roasted barley aroma with light hints of dark chocolate. Pours black with a thin tan head and some lacing. Start well with smooth chocolate flavors and just a hint of the roasted barley with a creamy texture. Finishes with more of the roastiness coming through with it taking a more coffee-like flavor that adheres to palate. This was good to start, but the coffee like finish was surprising for a cream stout.
78samh (186) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with little head. Aroma is faint dark malt and vanilla. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate. Creamy texture with mild bitter finish. Not bad just not much going on here. Ok stout.
harrymel (1524) - 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 (282) - 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 (945) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (3958) - 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 (290) - 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 (367) - Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Northwest Sausage & Deli.
Aroma: light malt and chocolate.
Appearance: very small, frothy, light brown initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cola-brown body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly sweet chocolate, smoke finish with long duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: not bad. Very good aroma an great smokey finish that lasts a long time. I remember this tasting much better from the tap.
nealblind (957) - 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 (4923) - 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.