152219 (14) - USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured thick and dark. Initial aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. The roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee really stand out in the taste. Smooth.
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter chocolate smell. Looks great. Pretty bitter flavor. Chocolate flavor too. But thereís also a weird flavor that I canít figure out.Maybe itís the oats but I really have no idea?
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark colored with a minimal head. Has a nice body without being overly thick. Smooth and dry with hints of dark chocolate, oats, and a bit of coffee. The thing that catches me with this beer is that the hops are well pronounced on the back end, and they tend to dry it out a bit. If hops arenít your thing, this isnít for you, but I find it to be an interesting version of the style.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla and chocolate on the nose, very smooth and sweet aroma. Pours dark brown. Very smooth flavor, chocolate, a little vanilla, with some coffee flavors. Excellent beer!
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap. Deep black with a thin dark brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt and chocolate. Espresso and chocolate notes give the beer a smooth fantastic flavor. There is a little bitterness, but just enough. The hops in fact prevent the malt from being overpowering. I believe the Dragonstooth Stout is a terrific well-balanced stout, as long as it is not served too cold!
JohnnyJ (4910) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with dense tan head. Roasted malt, hops, chocolate and roasted coffee. The roasted coffee part stands out quite a bit. I thought the mouthfeel was slightly thin, with medium carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/molasses, roasty. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/molasses, roasty, some coffee. Less hops and slightly fuller body than the porter[as the styles usually indicate]. Still nice even though not my style.
robertjm (794) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a VERY foamy dark tan head. Lots of bubbles. Dark brown color in body, nearly black with zero light passing through it. Lots of carbonation. Aroma of malts and grains. Perhaps even a little bready? Tastes great (and I doubt its less filling!!). Lots of roasted malts in the flavor, but not bitter or grainy to the taste. . Bitterness on the palate in the aftertaste, but not overwhelmingly bitter. Too bad this beer isnít available here in California.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Draft at Elysian Fields in Seattle. I had this beer and the porter, and this was definitely the better of the two. Flavours included chocolate and caramel, and there was a pleasant bitterness. I could drink this all night long!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Date: 11/04/2006
Source: Tasting, Bend Brewing
dark brown with ruby edges, thin fine brown head, drops of lace,
rich roasted malt aroma with sweet chocolate,
rich chocolate flavor with sweet caramel, nice roasted character, milky sweetness
sweet dark chocolate aroma,
rich chocolate flavor, lots of bitter dark chocolate character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20