arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, lactose, some cocoa powder into a slight dark fruit note, hints of spice. Taste is roast, coffee, chocolate into some earthy notes, touch of dark fruit, finishing yeasty, slightly sweet.
JohnnyJ (4624) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, notes of smoke and char, and just a bit of soy sauce. Decent.
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dans mon verre s’installe un liquide presque noir qui développe une mousse qui prend beaucoup de place. Les arômes de malts rôtis, de chocolat, de timide fumée et de café convergent vers cette agréable pointe vanillée. Les saveurs sont du même acabit: agréables sans être spectaculaires. En bouche, le corps moyen-faible est remué par des bulles normales tandis que la texture me semble être légèrement huileuse. En finale, c’est sec, rôti et chocolaté. Stout simplement appréciable.
BlackHaddock (4218) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15th July 2014 and my Orange County coastal beer crawl sees me in Schooner, a bar in Sunset Beach where I had four beers, this being my last one before moving on. On-tap pint, loved it. Dark, probably black, the head a tanned affair. Not too sure about the oatmeal but there was plenty of rich maltiness within the nose and taste, chocolate and coffee flavours abounded in my mouth with a very faint hint of peat smokiness to add an extra dimension. Best beer of the day by a long way.
zgaier (1502) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is burnt and smokey, of roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal, and coffee with a roasty finish. Very drinkable stout
jjgmd (1563) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black pour with a large java colored head. Nose is deep malt, coffee and chocolate.Taste is malty, somewhat sweet, with black licorice notes. On the light side, ends on the same tasting notes with a short dry finish. quaff score 7 / 10
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A California stout that has more hop profile and less noticeable oatmeal. I really enjoyed this refreshing stout and although it was thinner then expected it was very easy to drink without being overly sweat. Hints of smoke flavor and coffee lingered on the palate after each swallow.
Theydon_Bois (10351) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the SB brewpub 01/05/14.
Black with a moderate tan swirl and edgework that stays for the show.
Nose is roast malt, oaty tones, light minerals, cocoa nibs, dark toffee.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate infused porridge, liquorice, hint of coffee, cocoa powder, mineral pangs.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
yackery (157) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Appetizing slushy sandy, brown head and lacing over mahogany body. Head dissolves fairly shortly. Aroma of banana and roast coffee. Taste as above with umami, a little chickory and cough drop and some woody. Not sweet. Very good.
Body is medium full with some sticky creaminess and a long, mild bitter finish.
Overall, this is a class crafting to seek.
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with off white head. Oatmeal and slight vanilla notes. Bitter for a stout. I like it. Had this from draft at the Figueroa Mountain Tap room.