mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Hood Canal, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out light oats and bready caramel. Flavour brings out bready malt and a touch of oats. A pretty restrained stout - light-bodied and missing something, but it’s clean enough. Not too impressive.
Ferris (8153) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Toast and some cocoa notes. Dirty solid brow with a beige head. Light cocoa, some dirt and a toasty malt finish. Bit of minerals throughout.
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Washington Brewer’s Festival, 2014. Pours a cloudy brown color that was a lot lighter than I expected. Nose is slightly roasty with some chocolate elements coming through. Taste was similar, with the chocolate roastiness being salient. Feels pretty smooth, too.
andrewje41 (1466) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. This is very light in body and taste for a stout. Dark amber pour with little to no head. I would hardly call it a stout. Strange sour funk finish. I have had some good ones from these guys, this one just wasnt for me.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle:   I had high hopes after I saw how this poured, black, large frothy tannish head, stick lacing.   Looked great, I thought what a wonderful surprise.   First whif... hmmm, slight roasted malts, but it seems a
little tart, more than I think it should be.   WHOA, if you stuck this in front of me and said "Hey 5000, what do you think of this?" I would have said... "Seems like a nice American Sour meets Belgian Porter."   Holy friggen
soflam!   This one is tart and sour, has that musty and raisiny sort of flavor that I get when I am drinking Port Brewings Brouwers Blend 2009.   This is supposed to be a Sweet Stout?!   No.... you lie... I have never in my
life had a Sweet Stout go off to the point that its unrecognizable, AND, comes across as an entirely different beer.   I friggen kid you not.   The last time I had an American like sour from Port Brewing was their Brouwers 2009
Imagination release.   This is like the poormans version of that.   Holy friggen hell!   This is one shitty ass Sweet Stout, but its one interesting Sour.   Unfortunately, I can’t give it the praise for the sour ale, and
must give it an ass rating for a Sweet Stout.   Okay, the honeymoon is over.   This one is not a big beefer, maybe a big queefer.
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2010
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
One of a number of beers brought over from the US, but this one was undrinkable. Spewed out of the bottle and kept on going, sour and tasted like it had an infection.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hood Canal Brewing Company--Big Beef Stout--2001 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Stout--Clear thin dark bronze color with flecks of white sediment. Sweet fruity lightly roasted front. Thin sweet fruity body is flavorful but minimally roasted. Clean end with light chocolate sweet citrus note. Sampled 5/19/2001.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours is watery brown with a ruby tint with a thin beige head, and not much lacing, looks like a coca-cola with some water in it.
smell is faint, malt, and a touch of cocoa.
taste is watery, a little tart, weak, some cocoa, and malt.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy chocolate brown pour with a really nice mousy head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, light sweetness, and earth come through. More chocolate and roast in the flavor, some softer sweetness, and a nice bitey aspect in the finish. Hops are earthy and relatively crisp. Finish is dry, but body seemed a bit watery for style. Decent nonetheless.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice stout on tap at the brewery. This and their Barleywine are their best offerings, IMHO.