Bulk_Carrier (3151) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Capital Brew fest.
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a sliding stringy lacing.
The smell had a really nice sweet to roasty to burnt bitter chocolate - all inclusive and rolling subtly all and over and under my nose.
The taste was mainly sweet, roasty and sweet - light chocolate with a nice robust and roasty coffee coming through slightly bitter.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled. Also good for me as well.
Overall, what a wonderful stout that packs no surprises but gives you exactly what you’re looking for. Living in Juneau, I can only imagine the winters Fairbanks goes through to have such a wonderful beer as this to get them by. HooDoo, you know I would have this again... I told you this today. We’re not owned by ABC, please send...Thank you.
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with tan head. Nice chocolate malt, medium roast, pale malt aromas. Medium body. Chocolate malt lightly sweet flavors with medium roast malt, coffee____good.
SHIG (4161) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma is malt and rich roastedness. Taste is smooth but very thin on body.