BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub in Napa. Dark brown pour with a nice frothy nitro head. Palate is thinner yet creamy and smooth. Mild roast aroma. Taste has more pronounced roasted malts and finishes slightly dry.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap at the brewpub. poured a nearly opaque black color with orange highlights. Head was thick and light tan with good retention and lacing. Dry with light roasty malt flavor on the tongue. Very smooth nitro mouth feel. No appreciable bitterness. Not bad.
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro pour on draft at the brewery. Redminds me very very much of guiness in the fact that it is very creamy, a bit dry, a bit roasty, but overall pretty light. I’d have to say though thtat I found it very drinkable and enjoyable. Perfect for a nice Napa night.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Nitro. Black beer with an off-white nitro head. Oatmeal(?) and slight roasty aroma. Malty, slightly roasty flavor with an adjuncty flavor. Thin bodied.
PorterPounder (5709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the brewpub in Napa. Dark black nitro pour with a thick creamy mocha colored head. Good dry flavor with some roasted notes, a bit of chicory and some faint traces of bittersweet chocolate. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Good one to finish up the sampler with.