Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado, SF. Black with a short light brown head. Aroma is malty and contains some nice dark fruit notes. Long, delicious chocolatey taste. Additional notes of tobacco along with a black cherry fruitiness. Very good stuff.
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pour is dark with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt wood. Taste is coffee, dry, musty. Very nice
joshwoodward (572) - - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint on tap at Toronado in SF. Very interesting -not too smoky, light and refreshing, quite dark and toasty.
Errl (2030) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap- pour is dark with a tan head. ..Nose is chocolate, cream, sweetness, burnt wood..Taste is light sweetness, coffee, dry, musty, silky, smooth..Very nice
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour, tan head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of roast, chocolate, iced coffee, smoke, light floral. Taste is lightly bitter, grassy/floral, coffee, roast, chocolate. Palate is soft, slick, light bitter/smokey finish.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@CPH BF 2011. More or less black in colour (very deep coppery brown) with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, roasted malts as well as some toffee. Flavour is the same with some mild spicy notes to it. More complexity as it warms up a wee bit.
Dr_Fellini (794) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Saucy Ukiah. Pours a dark black color with a lasting thick deep tan head. Aroma is of strong roasted and burnt malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, with classic lager notes. Taste is a roasted bitterness with mild hints of coffee. Light in body with a lingering burnt bitterness. Pretty solid beer.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flavor in Santa Rosa. Dark black pour weigh a fluffy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is crisp light roast. Some coffee notes. Really nice beer. Not heavy or cloying. Good balance.
Steve_0 (3304) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flavor in Santa Rosa. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and amazing lacing. Big roast, cocoa, coffee, slightly earthy, smoky, grassy, and malt aroma. Taste is toasty, dark chocolatey, lightly earthy, grassy, a touch of tobacco, char, somewhat leathery, and dark fruits with a big smoky bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Tasty beer.
DeclanT (59) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitcher on tap from Zeitgeist in the Mission, SF. Lovely dark stout, served cold and unremarkable but as it settles and warms a little a great bundel of flavours arise, coffee dominating for me. lovely interesting. Local beer.