Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black and tan rocky head, bubbly head. Minty and bitter with roasted malts. Light bitter flavors and roast malts. Caramel. Thin and watery with a bitter finish.
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty, acidic aroma. Full toasty, roasty palate. Simple flavour profile, light bitterness. Maybe some chocolate notes.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a medium lasting tan head. Aroma of some coffee and chocolate. Lots of hops in the nose, which carries to the flavour where it starts bitter and thinner and continues to a bitter ending. Where’s the Chocolate Lab? One of the most popular labs out there.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Lucky Lab public house. Pours dark, not completely black, but a bit red, with a small light tan head. Very roasty sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is creamy and smooth, chocolate up front with coffee in the finish. This brew finishes with a big bitterness with trailing mocha flavors.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Nice stout. Very deep brown with red hues when backlit. Tan head lingers and leaves wonderful lacing. Very roasted aroma giving off coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied. Very generous amounts of hops.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at lucky labrador. so-so stout. plenty of cocoa in the aroma with a hint of brandy. a bit on the thin side, iced coffee and asphalt, just didn’t excite me but seemed well made
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick cream colored head. Lots of chocolate and coffee aromas. A bit on the thin side, but nowhere near poor. Semi-sweet with a roasted malt finish. Good looking, good tastin.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, yeast
Appearance: dark brown-->black, off-white head, lacing
Flavor: baker’s chocolate, slight cream, dark roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, slight hoppiness, melted chocolate chips
Palate: smooth but crisp and bubbly, dry-chocolate finish
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2004 on tap at the brewpub: Brownish black with no head, roasted coffee aroma, medium bodied, thin ending.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black color. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. A medium body stout. Malts are roasted, coffee and chocolate. Slightly spicy. Kind of thin and watery. Very muted flavors. A little weak tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.