beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 On tap. Nitro infused. Black with tAn top. Coffee and roasted malt nose. Taste is same with an earthy finish.
Update raised a point in aroma for the non nitro version.
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasty nose, notes of dark grain a little dark chocolate bittetness toucg of ash light coffee. Pours black witg a tan head and good lace. Flavors are nice and roasty up front with coffee and ligjt milky sweetness mid palate roast and a little ashyness in finish. Dry lasting finish. Solid.
Teton_Mike (10) - - MAR 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Picked up a growler from the south side taproom and enjoyed immediately. Poured a beautiful deep brown with one finger of chocolatey brown head. Smells strongly of roasted malts, hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste - wow. Wonderful full bodied stout of roasted malty flavors, some sweet notes, all balanced out with a nice hop presence. Super smooth, perfect carbonation. What can I say; one of my favorite stouts, right up there with Deschutes Obsidian and Snake River Zonker. If you’re in Missoula, seek this out.
--- Mike, Missoula MT
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler fill from brewpub, not on nitro, drank a few hours later. Pours solid black with a large brown head that sustains well. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, milky sweetness. Taste is excellent, lots of thick sweet malt, some ashy bitterness. Medium thick body, soft carbonation. Finish has some coffee-like bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/chocolate. Taste is dark malt/oat-roasty/molasses/chocolate/ashy, some earthy hops.
jake65 (3011) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At brewpub: Chocolate brown pour with a finger of creamy beige head. Little sheets of lacing. Aroma is mild of roast and coffee. Tastes roasty, but not much else going on. Maybe a little stale coffee. Subpar.
marcus (7989) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Kettle House. This black ale poured with a short tan head. There is a nice treacle flavor, slightly thin but tasty, leaving a bitter chalky taste on the tongue.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a frothy tan head. Roast and some cocoa in the nose. The nitro kills it, though. Strong roast flavors with bitter hops. Good feeling in the mouthfeel; smooth of course.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at the Brewpub: Black, thick tan head nitro looking. The flavor is creamy, good roast, super balanced. The nose? What nose? Finishes creamy, long tail, intense coffee.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet aroma, looks like a good stout, sweet alcohol and hints of berries mellow into dry roasted malt