SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black with a lasting nitro head. Dry and ashy on the nose, a little like french roast coffee. Dry flavor, quite roasty, a touch ashy, and tangy in the finish. Nice bitter chocolate character. Light bodied but with a surprisingly lively body considering the ubiquitous nitro conditioning. A definitely a solid dry stout that still presents well on nitro.
kwik-lime (1468) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Predictably smooth with low carbonation but not much going on besides the usual burnt taste you expect with the style. Disappointing.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a creamy off white head. Chocolate caramel and citrus hops aroma. Taste of chocolate citrus slight chalkiness and a mildly tart and bitter finish.
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a vague tint of orange and a fine, creamy beige head. Medium body, a little low in carbonation. Some burned malty bitterness in the finish. 250709
yespr (34764) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small, tan and creamy head. Hardroasted dark malt aroma. Sweet malt flavoured, light roasted and slight toffee. Smooth malty and subdued roasted finish.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am an old softy when it comes to stouts. This was a typical dry stout. Deep rich chocolate aroma. Tan head with an almost black body. Very easy to drink beer. If darker beers are your thing, then this one is a good try while there.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was a pretty mild and easy-drinking stout. A lot of roasted malt flavor in it yet no astringent bitterness. Very smooth drinking like most nitrogenated brews. Not bad. (Not great either.)
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with tan head. Burnt malt nose and flavor with espresso note. Rather thin.
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK color, look, and nose. Surprisingly wet in the mouth and fizzy, not creamy.
jazz88 (2600) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Solid black. Roasted and burnt malts. Rich but not thick. A balanced aroma but not a complicated flavor.