JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark colour with a thin bownish head sweet aroma smooth sweet start which leaves a dry palate
BeerandBlues2 (11653) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, rocky, brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, nutty, roasted caramel), light hops (dry grass), heavy yeast (leather) with notes of dates, prunes, cola, and vanilla. Full bodied, oily-creamy texture, average carbonation, and a dry-bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON tap at brewery. Dark brown with no head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Milk chocolate and roasted coffee with a mild bitterness.
robertjm (836) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice tight darkish tan head which dissipates after a short bit of time. Dark brown color. Trying to figure out the aroma. Almost like a soapy quality to it (YES, I rinsed my glass out and it doesn’t smell like the soap I use anyways). Bitterness in the flavor, but not overpowering. If it was ever so sweeter it could be considered a porter. Good smooth palate.
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 3/10/2009. This dry stout pours a deep black color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. A little bit of peat and fruit as well. A medium bodied dry stout. The malts are roasty and chocolaty with some dark fruit and sweetness. The hops are herbal and floral. A touch thin, but still very drinkable. Nicely balanced. Good carbonation. Smooth nearly velvety taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Palidor19 (3126) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice but flawed. I like the dark opaque look but not the thin mouth feel. its got good coffee and roasted malts. deep all around. very enjoyable.
nick76 (4356) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is right for the style with coffee, chocolate, toasted malt, and earth. The appearance is dark brown with a very but head. The flavor is like the aroma with a touch of licorice. The palate is thin. Overall not bad but it is not exactly to my liking.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
black body with a thin creamish colored head. coffee focused taste but the palate was a bit thin. only a 4oz taste though so might have been that.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared at February Beer Advocate stout tasting. Pours black with no head. Nose was roasty malt. Taste was licorice. Taste was thin for a stout with a dry finish.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black with a small dark tan head. Coffee in the nose as well as predominant in the flavor profile. Not as full bodied as I had expected...a little thin feeling. A decent dry stout.