BMan1113VR (7694) - 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 (1309) - 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 (5526) - 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.