julesjis (200) - Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap at the SE Brewpub. Aroma is roasty and malty with hints of coffee. Flavor is a great match of roasty and burnt flavors and has a ever so slight sweetness to it. Overall this is a great beer, very balanced and easy drinking.
DYCSoccer17 (3388) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Laurelwood Publick House in Portland, OR. 5 ounce sample. Very roasted, assertive, chocolate and coffee-like nose. Plenty of coffee present. Very pleasant aroma. Opaque black color with a brown/tan frothy head with gorgeous lacing. Roasted, slightly bitter hoppy start, turning very rich and coffee-like later on. Some sweet chocolates are also present, which create a chocolate covered coffee bean flavor. One of the best beers Iíve had on this trip to the PNW.
liquidhedonism (236) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma: roasty, with hints of coffee. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and creamy, and finishes dry, creamy, and astringent.
3fourths (8341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2003 Dry caramel aroma. Very rich, almost resembles an imperial. Quite sweet. some vinegar and alcoholic qualities, mixed with pine, and ending with a sharp and chalchy finish.
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.
maxwelldeux (3956) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is quite roasty and dark with some very subtle dark fruit elements underneath. Taste is roasty and slightly bitter, with a very faint hint of sour in there. Good brew.
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.
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in PDX near the "E" gates. One finger of tan head on a pitch black body.
Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Great balance and boldness.
The taste is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt with the chocolate really shining through.
Texture is silky with low carbonation and heavy body.
Overall an excellent beer.
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.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2975-20100626] Tap. Full roast malt aroma has quite a lot of coffee. Dark brown black body with a long-lasting creamy light brown head and thick lacing. Roasty coffee bitterness in the flavour with a long roast finish. Full body. Great bitter stout, quite enjoyable.
(@ Laurelwood NW Public House, Portland, OR)