DocLock (8054) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7874) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.
Ughsmash (7184) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 Poured a deep brown with garnet highlights when held to light. Beer had a 1/4" head that receded quickly to form a nice ring around the edges. Malty/bready aroma with some caramel present. Mouthfeel was light and almost watery. Taste had some roasted sweetness along with hints of chocolate and caramel. Finish was watery and rather unimpressive.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Yard House: Very dark brown with a lacing cougar head. Aroma is sweet and roasty. Rich, robust, smooth body with a fresh hop finish and candy-like flavors. Very well-balanced and enjoyable.
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber-ish brown with thin tan head. The aroma is light with some stale malts and roasty malts. The taste is roasty – toasty and malty with a thin layer of malt astringency. I also get toffee and mild molasses. A roasty toastiness really lingers into the finish and beyond. There is a faint stale graininess that rides well below the other flavors.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at lost coast. one of the better browns. brown sugar aroma, nutty, caramel flavour, cocoa powder, dried finish than expected
DuffMan (7032) - 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!
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, 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.
bb (6860) - 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.