Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the taproom, SD, 12/11/14.
Black with a decent tan covering and edgework.
Nose is earthy roast, light spice, chocolate, dark toffee, hoppy back notes.
Taste comprises roast malt, spice, liqourice, chocolate.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle hoppy overcoat.
skmikeg (999) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coco, coffee, molasses, sweet caramel, and some sweet malts. Taste is about the same as arom with the addition of some piney Nd grassy hops in the back end. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfel and a semi bitter, slight dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty stout that is pretty hoppy and drinkable for the style.
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Churchills (labeled at 5.5%). Pint. Pours with a black body with a fully lasting head. Latte hued with good lacing. Aromas are of minerals, toasty, roasty, hoppy, pine, citrus, bakers chocolate, and bready. Minimal esters. Clean. Flavors are dry, dusty, cocoa, leather, roasty. Medium bitter. Earthy. Lingering bitter roast. Medium to lively bubbles. Lasting dry roast flavors. Good, roasty, and bitter stout. Great new offering by a new brewery!
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Urge in Poway as part of a Monkey Paw night. 9 brews on tap from them. Black pour with fizzy tan head. Nose is deep rich cocoa with hints of dark fruit. Taste is dark tart up front followed by an assault of dark roastiness. Not the deep rich smooth stout, this one is a cold cup of French roast coffee. Tart lil twang out back. Nice.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Black with a fizzy tan head. Strong milk chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with some light molasses notes and a dry nutty finish with some good bitterness on the back end.