mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shining brown pour with big creamy tan head. Nose is a little earthy, roasty and sulpherous? Beer is Dry throughout. Hints of Chocolate, earthy hops and toasty malts. Watery body. Nice texture. Easy drinking and tasty.
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at the French Laundry. Pours with a bit of an out of control tannish head. Aroma of tobacco and slight hint of soy sauce. Nice roasted taste and a good dry finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a very dark black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of milk chocolate malts with some roastiness, minerals, and a touch of coffee.
T - Starts off with some roasted chocolate malts with a hint of coffee and a bit of a mineraly flavor. Through the middle, some sweeter milk chocolate flavors come through with a bit more roasted flavor. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee with a touch of sweetness and minerals, and a hint of dark fruit.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a roasted and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Oyster Stout. Really clean with a nice malt profile.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Taps in Petaluma. Jet black pour with a bubbly cream head. Mild nose - somewhat sweet. Thinner palate. Taste is just an easy drinking sweeter stout - not overly roasty or dry.