ROBC3366 (510) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taza Stout is lavish comfort in a bottle. During the boil, we add roasted chicory root and ginger, creating coffee tones lightened by a refreshing yet subtle. The result is a rich and lively chocolate finish that perfectly complements the elegance of our estery Belgian house yeast.
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AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the Brewery. Bottle on 2-14-14 at 5.9%. Slowly diminishing tan head on a pitch black liquid. Aroma is quite nice, chicory root, ginger and chocolate bars. Light smoke.
Flavor starts with smooth chocolate, followed by light charcoal and then transitions into ginger and chicory that gives it a brightness that lightens up the malt flavor. Also has a light earthy note as well. The body is really much more thin then people may want in a stout. I think thicken up the body would turn this from good, to exceptional. The brewer’s creativity does show a great deal in this stout and overall is tasty.
crazyvin (1896) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An opaque brown body with a tan head that faded away quickly. Carbonation was present and the beer overall seemed thin. Some cola notes upfront on the aroma. Some notes of ginger and very mild cocoa. Flavor was mild. Some nice roasted qualities and i could get a sense of the ginger. No chocolate and the carbonation seemed a bit high. Not a bad beer just lacking.
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
If you like sour ales than this one should be on your list even though it is a stout. I do not care for the sours so I will pass on this one.
Reynolds314 (2217) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit vegetal and thin chocolate stout. The chocolate is actually a bit too mild in this and the base beer isnt roasty or robust enought. Im kind of bored and the yeasty elements are unwelcome. Average at best.
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours Coca-cola black with a brown clingy head. Roasty, bittersweet chocolate aroma. Goes down eastpy, with some bittersweet chocolate, some roast, finish a little plastic.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate and ginger,
Sweet and spicy flavor, with strong ginger and chocolate notes.
Medium body with a sticky sweet finish.
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Opaque brown, near black with a foamy tan head that last so true sides and laces. Aromas if coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and some biscuit. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, light vanilla and wood. Medium bodied.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, brown head. The chocolate and the Belgian yeast are not friends. They just don’t marry well together. Odd flavors, yeasty, vegetal.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Poured dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Classic dry stout with some additional elements: quite herby, lots of chocolate, light spiciness. Good, but the sours and saisons are their real strength.