DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to MatSciGuy. Dark brown pour light ring of carbonation and a weird aroma of BO and chocolate. Flavor is bitter grainy dark chocolate and slightly sour. Not sure whatís going on in this beer, but I wasnít a big fan. Maybe just a bad bottle?
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Levi! Pour is a dark brown, with a large light mocha head that fades quickly to decent lacing. Aroma is light roast, light citrus hops, not much else. Taste is more roasty malt notes, some citrus and pine hops. Not bad, but not a ton here.
MrsRickyisms (7) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím completely confused by this beer. Dark rich color but with no head. Smells nothing like a stout. Tastes nothing like a stout. Seems grassy but not in a hoppy way, more in a dirty playground way. Iím at a loss for words. Perhaps itís because Iím drinking in Oakland. Either way, pass this up.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The database says 6% and my bottle says 7.8%. So somebody should fucking fix something about something because somethings not right. Nose is somewhat weird...earthy to the point of hinting at cow dung and tobacco..which surprisingly isnít all that insulting, I happen to enjoy the smell of both...too bad their just to faint here to enjoy fully. Pretty dark beer I reckon, but this a pretty dark table Iím sitting at. Flavors are strongly dungy though and yeah, my woman had the right idea with the grassy qualities...she didnít mention that the grass has been a cut a week ago and left in a plastic bag for week to develop its flavor. Ill be honest though...this doesnít taste like its 7.8% alcohol..it tastes much closer to 6% and seriously would have been a hell of a lot better had there been some alcohol to nuetrelize the overly earthy (and I never find anything overly earthy...or so I thought) flavors. Certainly not a favorite from midnight sun.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a fizzy tan head. Rich chocolate and drip coffee aroma and taste with a great dry bitter finish.
marcus (5876) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours black with a nice dark brown head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor with some coffee and a very dry finish. Tasty.
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark black, with slightly oily caramel head floating. aroma was hard to pull, but coffee and chocolate was the main sense of smell. flavors in taste are caramel, coffee and light chocolate, creamy and rich with a lot of texture. wasnt as overpowering as I was expecting it to be but great start to a Saturday night of sampling.
after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Black with a light film of dark tan mousse. Lots of sheeting lace. Big roasty nose, a bit of coffee, a bit of char, a bit of campfire. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Coffee, char, campfire, and a bit of roast on the mid palate. Mild beef jerky finish. Nice stout.
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(tap) clear dark brown colour with small brown head; aromas of molasses, stewed fruit; clean flavour with long light bitter finish
Quarkz (1) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only 3 days in anchorage and i came back three times just for this and sockeye red ipa. Great drinkable beer. These people can brew.