randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Special thanks to Kerrianne, our Wayward Son, for the growler. Lovely stout color, though on the pour it’s more brown than it turns out in the glass. Excessively smooth stout without much lingering carbonation. Nice khaki head that works with you all the way down the glass. Very light in flavor and body with some grassy hops and just the bare hint of that hop on the finish.
beastiefan2k (2811) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker @ the brewpub. This is a plain stout, not a foreign stout, they kind of missed the mark there. Not sweet enough, not thick enough, not Jamaican enough. But its a decent stout, light on the roast, easy drinking, I would say the body is medium-light. Not much else to point out or really examine here.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 oz draft at the brewpub. Pour is blackish brown, murky with a nice khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, followed by some earthy grassy hops. None of the traditional foreign stout sweetness, though the roast was nicely pronounced. Taste follows the nose with a nice soft roastiness, followed by a bit of charred wood, then the grassy hops and then finishing with a very slight touch of milky sweetness. Palate is medium, soft low carbonation - and a residual roasty finish. Nice enough though, much more of a straightforward roasty stout.
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewpub. Roasty, toasty malt aroma, gently burnt sugar notes with hints of molasses, chocolate, espresso, black bread and faint prune. Deep brown-black color, the light tan head leaving some nice lacing behind. Flavor is bittersweet and roasty, lightly earthy with faint dark fruitiness and underlying dark toffee sweetness, some charcoal late, finishing fairly dry. Nicely active carbonation. Smooth otherwise, body is medium. Nicely flavorful.