brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Faultline. Just about black in color with a tan head. Pretty much just bland and watery. Some roast, water, and ash. Thereís a bit of acidity and sweet plum character. I donít like the watery, flat, thin mouthfeel of the nitro pour here either, but itís probably covering up some flaws so maybe itís okay... The beer is just sort of semi-sweet black water.
sir__v (1939) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Faultline Brewery, Sunnyvale - CA. Color: deep dark beer with no carbonation and small brown foam. Smell: roasted malt, caramel. Black bread. Coffee finish. Taste: light body with good roasted malt and coffee caramel notes. Black bread finish. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt. Very nice beer.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewpub in Sunnyvale, CA. Aroma: roasty and chalky, with hints of chocolate. Taste/Palate: creamy, sweet, and thin; finishes slightly astringent.
strongpieman (1647) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, on nitrogen. Smooth with a tall thick head, per the pour. Rich chocolate flavors without much sweetness. Overall good stout.
batneil (602) - - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middle of the road stout, though admittedly Iím not normally a big stout fan. Nice enough.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewhouse. This stout has nice flavor but the construction is off and very thin.
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Nitrogen tap. Pours deep black with a medium creamy brown head that laces well. Aroma is classical roasted malt, coffee, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet roasted malt and chocolate. No real bitterness for me.
Koskela (502) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is chocolate and chocolate. A decent head of a creamy off white brown and the beer was black as black. It was chocolately and bitter a great combo. There was little carbination and it had a medium/heacy body and very smooth. A good brew
Ungstrup (34022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wort, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt lending it a slight acidity, combined with a note of chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.
JaBier (6820) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/10/10. Black pour with a thick tan nitro head. Roasty aroma with some chocolate and a bit of metal. Roasty and chocolatey flavor with a bitter dark chocolate finish.