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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
jazz88 (2655) - 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.
yespr (39989) - 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.
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.