dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a stout. Smells like a stout. Tastes like a stout. Not bad at all but there are much more interesting options out there than this generic offering.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
clean and rich not too heavy but really good stuff... coffee and choco stout is beautiful...toasty and malty, easy drinking for a dark deep stout, blakc and yummy...great stuff I could drink it all day
gregwilsonstl (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
As dark as you can get. Smells burnt. Sweet. Tan head. Bold. Well balanced. Pretty average stout, no flaws but not great.
kathouse (1372) - Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Low coffee and roast aroma. Full mouthfeel with small but adequate carbonation. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Not overwhelming but smooth. Finishes clean and well balanced.
Syzzer (625) - 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 (7587) - 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 (37019) - 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 (714) - 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 (14785) - 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 (6487) - 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.