Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at McMenamins in Sherwood. Dark brown in color, nice body and the finish is like malty figs.
douglas88 (5900) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the crystal ballroom. Pours a pure black color with a medium brown head. A sweet roast and coffee nose. Light earthy flavor, caramel a bit earthy maybe some diacetal. Smooth.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the Seattle brewpub. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth toasted malty and light chocolate note. Sweet, roasted malty, light chocolate and mild bitterness coming through. Ends bitter, dark roasted malty and light breadish.
dwm1034 (633) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Seattle McMin brewpub...nose is burnt malt...initial taste is same plus some bittersweet chocolate...a little thin for a "full bodied stout" but decent...not as stout as one might expect...tasty but not so much
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Mc Menamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Dark opaque black color, good creamy beige head. Milky, a bit licoricy aroma with some burned notes. Medium-bodied. Milky, lactose, chocolate, burned malts in the flavor. Reminds me a bit about Mufloni Keirin Stout at home.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle shared by Roonai. Thanks, Sarah! Pours a nice darker blackish hue, perhaps some lighter edges with a cakey greyish head that dies to a thicker film. Laces ok. Aromas are some touches of sweet cocoa, chocolate, and some creamy sweet malts. Touches of caramel, with touches of dryness, soda bread. Light and a bit less intense. Earthy roast, coffee comes into the fold pretty strong with soil, earthy roast, some toast. Initial is medium bodied, a good deal of peanuts, pretzels, and biscuity malts. Decent coffee, with some ok roast, toast, and biscuits. Earthy malts, touches of roast grow. Peanuts and nuts, with soil, roast, touches of chocolate and coffee grows stronger into this ordeal. Perhaps this is a touch infected, a dash of red fruit, berry, and faint tartness grows a touch. Overly carbonated, as the foam keeps creeping up the bottle. Some decent brettiness grows a bit. Finish is a bit telltale with a faint metallic essence, toast and roasty earthy coffee. Strange, underbodied. Not your typical stout. It’s not bad for likely being infected, but it’s a bit strange.
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Comes out of the tap an opaque chocolaty sable with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head that sticks around a while and leaves some heavy lacing. Rich, smoky, chocolaty aroma has undertone of quality coffee and hint of licorice. Flavor fills the mouth with fine roast coffee, chocolate, molasses and even hoppy tones as well as a licorice hint. Thick, smooth, oily texture has some fizz and leaves behind a nice smoky tingle.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted malt is faint on the aroma. A very deep hue of brown with garnet edges and a beige head. Chocolate, leather and alcohol mingle. Finish has a bitterness that lingers. Creamy velvety mouthfeel. A very enjoyable yet drinkable stout that is sessionable and not too bold in any direction.
cmonster (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber served in a Guinness pint. Pours dark brown-black in color with a short light brown head. Short retention and minimal lacing. Nose is a little funky honestly. Rubbery? Maybe needs to warm. There’s some coffee, nuts, and licorice as well. Mild roasty sweet flavor. Medium-full body, thick texture, lively carbonation, and a medium roasty dry finish. Slightly off but solid.
DuffMan (6645) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very dark walnut brown with a medium brown cap that stays as a thin covering. Aroma is hearty roast, molasses, light chocolate. Palate is generously laden with hard roasted malt, nuances of molasses, bitter chocolate, licorice, light coffee. Medium-to-full bodied, soft mouthfeel. A solid and satisfying stout.