IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Bier:Thirty, Boise. Black with a full tan head. Not as thick and dense and most nitro. Nice dry sharp roasted aroma and flavors. A touch of grassy spearmint. Finishes with quite a bit of roasted astringency. Dry, light bodied. This is what Guiness should be more like.
Prufrockstar (1017) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro draft at Brouwer’s. Dark pour, creamy head. Roast -- lots of roast. Metallic notes, a bit astringent, harsh bitterness. Light body, thin texture, smooth and all, but not a lot going on here. Honestly, I’d prefer Guinness.
AbbeyRoade (354) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Eh. This one is bitter, very thin body and kind of watery. Coffee straight through that overpowers any other present flavors.
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black and creamy off nitro. Bitter bitter up front. Chocolate dominates along with dry hoppy bitterness.
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Deep maroon briwn color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder, coffee grounds. Taste is dark coffee, bitter cocoa, fairly dry finish. Tasty.
GT2 (8509) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro at Bailey’s in Portland, OR. Clear, deep red. Sheets of nitro lacing. Nose is savory, black crayon, charcoal. Taste is dusty, soil, earthy, ashy. Papery, dry body. Simple, drinkable.
beernovice39 (3140) - Montana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a thick tan head. Scent is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is roasty as well, with coffee and chocolate. Thin Very good!
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro pour. Creamy brown head. Aroma of roast and caramel. Taste is roasty, kind of funny burnt. I don’t think it would be as odd if it was not nitro, but I tend to not like the more watery texture of a nitro pour. I’d like to try this with CO2 and see what it’s like then.
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Black and thick with a creamy tan head. Dry roasted grain aroma with a touch of chocolate peaking through. Nice roasted grain, chocolate taste and hints of coffee. Body is nice and creamy with a little dryness. Well done brew.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roastiness and faint chocolate on the nose. Nearly black with creamy khaki head. Semi-sweet roasty flavor with a light bitterness on teh finish. Creamy velvet texture compliments of nitrogen. Good drinking stout.