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 (3605) - 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 (10884) - 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 (4991) - 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 (4123) - 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.
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted sweetish malty chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a slightly sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish.
DialSquare (3664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. sampler from Laurelwood Public House. I was well into a day of drinking while exploring portland and all I have written down for this one is: tingly mettallic and thin... but I gave it a 7 (or 3.5 by ratebeer scale). so I won’t screw up the average by putting this in, but would need to try again for a proper rate. portland is a dangerous place for a beer junkie.