marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alembic (San Francisco). This dark brown ale poured with a beautiful tan head. The flavor is quite malty with a chalky finish, and there is a carbonated mouthfeel. This is a decent stout, although the flavor is a bit thin.
DSG (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(10/30/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in San Francisco. 5.6%. Black-color with a brown head. Nice roasty aroma with caramel, coffee, some chocolate, light licorice notes and some faint smoke hints. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, some chocolate, coffee notes, light sugary notes and some fruity notes, Medium-full body. Not bad.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Mild chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste. Fairly basic.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, Magnolia Pub and brewery, San Fransisico. Nothing spesh. Standard roast and choc, medium bittreness, decent flavours, but perhaps a little too subtle. A bit short and thin.
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/4/10. Darkest brown/black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasty to the point of ashy with not much else going on. Flavor is equally roasty and ashy with a bit of molasses sweetness in there too.
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a creamy, light brown head. Chocolate nose followed by even more chocolate in the mouth. Hints of acidity. Very good.
drfabulous (4173) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable oatmeal stout with lots of cream and flavor. Rich and dark. The best of the night that we had at the brewpub.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Really nice looking stout, big and oily, heading straining over the top of the English pint glass. Really dreamy roasted malt nose, with a light chocolate fadeout and a hint of char somewhere in there. Fine thick mouthfeel, hits the spot. Really tastes more like a dry stout, especially with the chalky finish, but the creamy, chocolatey flavors are there in abundance too, and satisfy regardless of how you categorize it.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque, black with a tan head. Smelled of coffee and anise. Dry on the tongue with a roasty flavor accented by dark chocolate. Roasty and bitter at the end.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with an off-white head. Outstanding and complex finish that I really can’t identify. Has all the requisite flavors of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. I drank this while eating Hama Oysters and it was awesome.