jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of the keg at the 2003 Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Deep ruby color when held up to the light with a great roast coffee smell. Lots of coffee flavors with bitter chocolate balanced by caramel sweetnes. Dry finish. Very nice stout. Next time you find yourself in Haines...
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic stout. Dark roasted flavors abound, but not bitter, more of a creamy taste. Don’t drink it too cold. Let it warm up a bit. Highly drinkable.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From multiple growlers filled at the brewery while in Haines, 12/2005. Rich, Deep, complex, but still pretty clean. A slight fruitiness from the yeast, with a touch of diacetyl. The finish is on the dry side. Nice woody/mapley flavours of a homebrewed style stout that you never taste in a commercial stout. Very low hop flavor and bitterness, allows the nice roasted grain flavor to shine through. Haines brewing Co. apparently sells more of this than any of their other beers, and it shows.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark black colouring with a thin light-tan coloured head. Served to me a bit too cold to get much aroma right away, as it warmed however I got some malty molasses aromas appearing. Flavour however was fantastic. Smoky whiskey malt flavour, molasses and brown sugar and just enough bitterness to round the whole thing out. Had a superior oily texture that I couldn’t get enough of.
SHIG (3405) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery: Poured a murky black with red hue, head was a creamy tan. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is similar with a roasty malt and dark chocolate. Finish is dry on the palate.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby black with small creamy beige head. Aroma is smoky, light coffee roasty, medium sweet. Taste is smoky, coffee roasty, medium sweet, caramel. FInishes smoke. Medium body, creamy.
OldGrowth (2421) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler, Good nose, roasty, carmel chocolate. Orangy blackish brown. small beige head. Bittersweet flavors. Chocolate, roasty, molasses. Medium body, tad creamy. Drier bitter finish. Very tasty. Had it as part of tour of brewery. Brewer called it a foreign extra stout
Braudog (5465) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Cafe Amsterdam, Anchorage (Thanks Ken!). This is a nice American stout ... delicious sweet chocolate at its core, but also with a subtle coffee aspect to it as well, I enjoyed a couple of these while visiting my favorite Anchorage beer haunt. (#3563, 6/23/2009)
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GABBF. Murky dark maroon color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is similar. Medium body.
hockeybeerguy (557) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 On tap at Hangar on the Wharf: appearance was a pure jet black color with a thin less than a finger’s worth of head (bar pour); light lacing is left in the wake; roasty coffee smell; its got the same taste; dry roasty aftertaste and finish (kinda hits ya like an Irish Dry Stout); not too heavy on the palate but still sits well enough like any stout should; overall good Irish Dry Stout that I would have again