DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you to DrunkAsASkunk for this one. Pours deep dark brown,with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt, corn flakes, almonds, cabernet, hops, and slight prunes. Tastes malty, with hints of brown sugar, toffee, almonds, caramel, and slight Coca-cola. Nice, smooth medium-bodied finish. I haven’t had a bad California beer yet.
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks kerenmk. Clear brown. Malty aroma of nuts, caramel and light toastiness. Sweet malty flavor with nuts, caramel and a bit of toasted bread. Medium-bodied.
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Darker brown pour with a small off-white carbonation head. Nose is nutty and malty. Medium palate yet somewhat full. Taste is also malty, nutty, with a hint of chocolate. Pretty solid.
Ferris (8042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Light roasted coffee and milk chocolate on the nose. Clear dark brown no head to speak of. Mellow smooth chocolate and a bit nutty. Little bitterness, so if you are a dark chocolate fan this may be underwhelming, but as I like milk chocolate it works for me. Not quite a stout or porter, light mouth feel, but has almost the strength in flavor. A great refreshing flavorful beer without the heaviness.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chestnut brown, clear, light brown head with brief retention. Chocolatey with a subtle berry fruit note a nd a stemmy mild hop finish. Loved it!
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a copper-brown colored body and an off-white head. Aromas are nutty, caramel, oats, brown sugar, a touch of earthy/spicy hops and hazelnut. Flavors are sweet, caramel, nuts, oats, brown sugar and a touch of smoke (almost a phenolic smoke). Medium bubbles, some residuals, dryish, very light warmth. A touch thin.
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Nice chocolaty smell with nuts, grape and light cherry. Medium to dark brown with orange tints and lace. Rich chocolate malt flavor, cocoa, light cream and nuts, slightly fruity. Smooth and rich. Simple but very tasty.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut with orange tints and a fine cappuccino froth. Aroma of some beauty; dank English woods, biscuit barrel, McVities, caramel sauce on plump juicy raisins,a hint of seaweed. Sweet and silky with some excellent crushed digestive malts, smoke and milk chocolate. Hugely likeable, well conditioned brew.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. It's a dark beer with a good head. Everythign about the beer is dominated by a roastiness (they say a hint? bah). I'd prefer a hoppier brown, less roasty, and one that wasn't a stout using another name. It's not bad, but it's in the wrong style. The marketing guys must have determined that it would sell better if they didn't call it a stout.
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Yard House. Pours a pretty much clear amber-tinted brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee. Flavor is the same but a tad better; sweet, malty, and toasty. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Solid brown ale. Nothing spectacular, just gets the job done.