jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-06-26. Black body with a nice foamy tan head. Dry roasty initial aroma over a sweeter dark malt core. 7+ Flavour is quite dry and bitter with a light ashen character to the roast. Roast combines with what I assume is a healthy dose of hop bitterness. Not to my tastes. Average palate lacks gravitas. On Tap at Laurelwood NW Public House, Portland.
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have had this on a number of occasions and haven’t rated it (’til now). Colour... black with slightly red edging, barely any head but what’s there is tan. Nose... lightly roasty with some hops character. Palate... burnt malt, burnt coffee (light roast), hints of molasses and chocolate, BBQ ash and a short finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 oz. Taster @ Battle Ground Public House April 4th, 2010. 6.1% ABV. 40 IBU’s. Espresso head. Opaque dark black color. Burnt dark fruit coffee subtle hop front. Dry sweet roasted coffee chocolate burnt malt body. Dry mild bitter hop spice end. Rich dry Stout. (3.5 / 5.0)
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-bodied with a loose chocolate head. The nose is heavy with molasses, black patent, and charcoal. To me, this beckons back to the old-time porters. Deep, robust, roastty, moderately burn body. Heapfuls of black patent.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 22, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma with a light coffee character, hint of dark chocolate
Flavor: roasted and dark chocolate flavor, balancing caramel sweetness, long bitter roasty finish.
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery: Black/Dark brown with virtually no head, very faint aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Mouth feel was very thin and watery for a stout, flavor profile was very weak with too much carbonation masking the little complexity that did exist. Not a terrible stout, but no where near "traditional", although the NW coast isn’t known for its stouts. Needs a much thicker body with bolder flavor profile.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at Laurelwood’s PDX outlet. It arrived almost headless and strangely also with precious little aroma. However, the glass was inviting and dark to look at and the taste was the reward. Nice dark chocolate, burnt coffee, and some malts all combined for an enjoyable flavour, which might’ve been further enhanced had the beer not been served at what I think was too cold a temperature.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Brewpub. Coffee aroma. Opaque colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, coffee. Soft mouth feel. Flavourful, good balance, easy going.
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the 51st Street Brewpub this poured a dark brown with a small tan head and light lacing. Nose of chocolate and coffee with good roasted malt qualities. Mouthfeel rich and clean, and flavor shows lots of that chocolate and coffee, which when combined with the slightly bitter finish made this a solid offering.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at the NW location. more reminiscent of a lighter imp stout than a sweet stout. full bodied and flavorful.