Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: from tap at A Terrible Beauty.
Aroma: light coffee and chocolate aroma.
Appearance: very small, light-brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown/black body.
Taste: moderately acidic initial flavor and moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish with heavily roasted aftertaste and average duration.
Palate: medium body with oily texture, very soft carbonation and lightly alcoholic finish.
Overall: didn’t really like it much.
davidm (1949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
taste is quite sweet, but it has lingering bitterness. Caramel and toffee are noticeable.
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 25 Mar 2012 -- My first Ninkasi beer! A good stout that is heavy on the chocolate malts.
Cantabrian (882) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very silky. Aroma is olives in brine, and flavour is brunt toast, oat malts and,... not much more. Pretty much uni-dimensional. Not my favourite.
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Strong toasty and smokey aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malts with hints of coffee, cocoa, smoke and toast. Robust and flavorful stout. Not bad.
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, light bitterness, molasses, light licorice and a touch of dark fruits. Good.
Hanan (80) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
As advertised. High end stout. Beautiful. Ninkasi's gonna blow up. So good!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KennyB (2) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome offering by Ninkasi. Very balanced stout. I recommend it to someone looking for a stout that isn’t bitter.
SODAK14 (294) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours VERY dark with a small head. Nice tasting with a bit of a dry finish. A slight taste of chocolate with a pretty high alcohol content...good for a cold night!
cblado (247) - Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep black color, nearly opaque. Aroma is yeast, roasted hops, and a toasty malt. Flavor is rather sour up front, but quickly turns into a backside of sweetness. Palate is quite thick. Overall an excellent stout, and a great cold-weather beer.
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a black with a average tan head. Aroma is a nice roasty, toasty dark malt. Flavor is more of that thick roasted malt with a little chocolate and coffee. Leaves a nice thick roasted malt residue on the tongue as this goes down. A very thick but heavily roasted oat goodness.