Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub
Near black colour but with mahogany highlights. Aroma is of sweet chocolatey malts. The flavour is also sweet, the overall character rather lightish - mainly chocolate and sugar. Kind of like if you brewed a Foreign Stout specifically to serve as a dessert.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 Sampled at the public house. Perfect. Deep brown pour, with a toasted tan head. Nice aroma of roasted coffee, unsweetened chocolate and cookie dough. Flavor is the same as aroma but with a pleasant creamy/bitter finish. This is an all around good stout. I can see why Laurelwood is a winner at so many beer competitions!
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at laurelwood. burnt toast with nutella aroma. pretty damn black. nice coffee and chocolate flavours. pretty standard but tasty stout
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stout has some nice coffee and chocolate flavors that complement its velvety tongue feel.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty sweet nose. Black as night. Appealing roast and chocolate in the flavor. Very smooth and creamy in texture. Creamy finish. This is a great stout.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Larelwood. Really ashy, burnt stout. Coffee rind, with a touch of soy, medium bitterness, pretty tasty.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with dark brown head & no lacing. The aroma has notes of muskat grapes, fresh hops & a good balance of roasted malts. The flavor is very well balanced too with a docus on the special B. Finishes smooth. Very good stout.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with a tan head. Roasty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. This stout was very smooth on the palate with a great chocolate flavor that lingered on and on. Great sweet stout.
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich flavors--coffee, mocha, with a smoke quality as well. Long, bitter smoke finish, roasted but losing some of its mocha qualities. Impenetrable darkness, good caramel lacing, above average palate (creamy) and reasonably dense. (on tap at the Laurelwood Public House)
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF '03. Dark black with tan head. Light in taste without any bitterness I like in a stout. Average at best.