cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the taproom at Harborside McCormimck and Schmick’s in Portland. Tasted pours from nitro and cask. Has a very smoky bacon aroma with touch of chocolate. Pours black with a tan head. Medium body and very dry bitter finish, per the style.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderfully black body with thick, exceptionally lush, creamy chocolate head. Quite rough, roasty nose, full of roasty barley and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Very grainy roast coffee at back of the throat. Dry barley and bitter roast finish. A more roasty and bitter version of Guiness.
BuckeyeBoy (3248) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro tap Full Sail Bend Pours out a black with a cream tan head. Aroma of sweet roast and some coffee. Tast was the sweet roast malts, some light coffee and a little bitterness on the end.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Poured black with thin tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of roast, malt and toffee. Dry malty flavour with espresso coffee notes. Malty finish with a slight hop bite.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. They didn’t say it was on nitro, but it sure tasted like it. Poured deep black with a small tan head that faded almost immediately. Aroma of roast, chocolate and a lactic note. Flavor was light roast and chocolate, dark malts. Mouthfeel was extremely thin and it finished very dry. Okay, but too thin in the mouth for my personal tastes.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt with hints of chocolate. Black, opaque pour with tiny bubbly taupe head. Roasted graininess begins, followed by a bittersweet chocolate. Bitterness is moderate. Creamy pour from nitro, but also makes the body seem lighter. Sessionable stout.
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and malty but that’s about it. Pales in comparison to some of the other dark beers on tap at the brewery this day.
Imaena (2001) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. This is a pretty weak stout that does not really capture the style well. But tasty enough.
XaenDovet (1202) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro at pilsner room. good blackness. Nice cascade nice. Dense off-white/tan cap. Soft choc malt smell w subtle coffee. Taste much the same, but a on the lower side.