argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on nitro at the brewery) Creamy tan head atop a black/cola body. Aroma is not very strong -- medium sweet, roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, some coffee, nutty, chocolate. Much sweeter than bitter. Creamy, smooth, ligt-medium body.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the brewery. Almost pitch black with a light tan nitro head. A flavor of French Roast coffee and pine. Hearty and smooth. Huge clinging head with
tons of lacing. Soft milky aroma. Very sharp alcohol in the aroma as well.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the pilsner room. average stout - a tad watery but has some decent roasted and creamy flavours
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@The Pilsner Room, Portland. Pretty decent stout, roasty with some hammy bacon sort of flavour, a bit smoky i guess, good length, nice roasty malts.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black Gold Stout Nitro, black, tan head. Light caramel & coffee aroma, lightly astringent and dry but nice and roasty too. Super creamy, decent stout, nothing to write home about.
Nuffield (3546) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly simple (dare I say bland?) stout. Good dark purple color with a white head. Moderate roasted aroma, but the body is thin amid the typical complement of stout flavor hints. (on tap, Full Sail Pilsner Room, Portland)
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Black Gold Stout" on tap at the brewery: Very dark and black. Soft, "liquidy" light-tan head. Wonderful milkshake-like texture really caught me off guard. Big notes of chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Roasty and slightly burnt, with a small hint of smoke. Milky-sweet.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro @ Brewery - Nicely balanced, just what I like in a stout. Creamy and rich dark chocolate with some roasted coffee notes. Bittersweet and dry in the finish. Enjoyable.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exploding coffee flavors in the palate. Also some nice burnt flavor. Smokey. Needs to make its mind up about being a dry stout or not. Big creamy head, but a weak body. I liked it.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and dark with a big tan head. Aroma was chocolate with some roasted hazelnuts. Smooth and flavourful throughout before a semi-dry finish.