gregwilsonstl (2143) - 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.
PorterPounder (7424) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland, Or - on tap at Kennedy School. Pitch black pour, mocha colored head, nice film of lace.Neutral aroma, hints of fresh lake water. Bitter flavor, day old coffee, chocolate, topsoil. Nice dry mouthfeel.
crispaire (57) - - SEP 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black as obsidian pour from the draft. Thin creamy head. Full bodied smoooth brew. The lingering finish reminds one of roasty grains, nuts, and bitter dark chocolate.
Capa (2770) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, vanilla, a bit of dark fruit underneath. A very solid stout.
Aquilo (628) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a creamy tan head and some lace. Rich roasty coffee and hazelnut aroma. Mellow bitter flavor. Just a damn good stout.
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Queen Anne in Seattle. Aroma is roasty with a hint of licorice. Taste isn’t very good. Bitter with an artificial flavor. Meh.
JoshRaburn (110) - - MAY 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of Guinessey, but a little more rich and milky. A bit like Camden Ink Stout from London - I wonder if Camden was deliberately copying this?
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a tan head. Aromas of char and coffee. Taste is lots of coffee, slight nut, char, and dark roasted malt. Medium body, fairly low carb.
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: Very black with a thin creme head.
N: Char, roast, big malt profile with tones of chocolate, vanilla, and some nuttiness. Light earth.
T: Substantial sweetness with a light balancing bitterness.
M: Medium body, creamy carb, light alcohol.
O: Much prefer the coffee version of this. It’s decent but I would prefer it drier and more bitter.
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour pint at the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. O.A.R! O.A.R! O.A.R! Traveling around to see their tour has the fortunate consolation of trying new beers in each city. Brewery owned music venues will hopefully catch on quick. Pours black with a thick tan foam head. Roasted malt aroma. Matching flavor with a rich chocolate finish. Not bad at all. Had myself a brew, relax for a delicate few.
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into tulip. Minneapolis.
Jet black with small white rim of head.
Dark fruits, roasted malts, a little alcohol.
Taste is dry with some bitterness.
Medium body. Lively carbonation. Okay finish.