anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.
improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, almost black with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasty malts. Flavor is very smooth and dark chocolaty. A bit one-note, but it’s a damn good note.
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle, pours a pitch black color with small tan head. Smells of coccoa and roasted barley. Taste is sweet milk chocolate up front with roasty malts and slight mollasses. Smooth medium bodied beer. Pretty good, glad I picked this up.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Fairly black for an ordinary stout, thin sudsy tannish head, sparce lacing.   Sweet roasty nose, some dark chocolate, and heavy graham cracker.   Smooth on the tongue, sweet roastiness, graham cracker with faint chocolate notes.   This is really nice!   Not overly hoppy, in fact the hops are fairly mild.   Nice maltiness, sweet roastiness, with some dark chocolate lingers.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This is really simple, but just a great example of a Stout.   Wonderful flavor without being ashy, overly hoppy, or astringent.   A great example of the style!
Ratman197 (9662) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, light molasses and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate, coffee and a hint of molasses with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
cstuartj (963) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black with a nice thick tan head. Laces well. Great nose, lots of roast and coffee and chocolate. Huge espresso taste, long deep finish. Yumm!
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Label says Sternwheel Stout as there’s a fat stack of white smoke coming out of the Sternwheeler, obscuring the -er, but I assume this is the same beer. Seems rather unlikely not to be. Anyhoo, pours a very thick, oily black, damned fine opacity, lovely persistent head, gorgeous lacing. Nose is quite sweet, like a bit milky, perhaps this ought to be reclassified as a Sweet Stout? Beyond the lacto-sweet nose, there are florals, fudgy roast, and... dammit! This IS a sweet stout! Flavours confirm it, but oh my... a rather GOOD Sweet Stout, nice ashiness melds with the candy-sweet acidity and creaminess, with notes of chocolate bon-bons, cream, and a tight, sweet finish. Very nice.
cmonster (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a snifter. Pours near black in color with a short tan head that fades quickly. I poured this too cold and will need to be patient and let it warm. Roasty aromas: Chocolate sweetness, soy-vinegar, light coffee, and fruit. Smooth, slick delivery. Medium-full body, decent carbonation. The finish has a subtle molasses sweetness followed by a soft roastiness. Minimal hop presence. No lacing. Again, this was poured too cold. Don’t make the same mistake as this is a well crafted stout.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/06/2010: Ice Harbor Sternwheel Stout... Aroma: Smooth chocolate, hints of roastiness. Appearance: Reddish-black color, mostly opaque; auburn-colored, foamy, lasting head. Flavor: Rich semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malts, delicate coffee notes; slight mineral characteristic; smooth overall. Palate: Thick and chewy, medium-full to full-bodied. Overall: This is a really nice, straight-up, regular stout, quite sessionable; best when slightly cool.
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #34 for this beer.
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a very dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma had a nice amount of roasted malt with some lactose sweetness and a touch of cocoa. The flavor was roasted malts, dark cocoa, hints of oatmeal, a mild bitterness in the finish. This finished on the dry side, but tasty throughout. This was a nice surprise and exceeded expectations.