CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big ups to Homer321 for bringing this to RBSG to share with me, then accidentally leaving it in my cooler so that I could share it with friends in a location remote from my dining room.
Pours black with a small head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is ashy with some licorice, some black strap molasses, light chocolate, and lighter hops.
The flavor possesses a very satisfying but somewhat bracing level of bitterness, it’s got molasses & dark chocolate all over the place. The beer is very roasty and mildly sweet featuring a dry-ish finish.
A cool beer I had always wanted to dry. Thanks homie!
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is nutty roasted malt, thin, tang. Taste is creamy, nutty, marshmallow roasted malt, kinda smooth. Light and fluffy.
Salmoniform (476) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cherry, straw, molasses. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with astringent following and clean finish. Overall a nice shelf stout.
jonas (5595) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chocolate roast, light licorice aroma
Black, brown head
Dry roasted choc, coffee and licorice notes. Medium body, ultradry mouthfeel.
Somewhat cloying, did not enjoy on the long run.
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up in Chicago and shared with Tmoney99 in 2010. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, some coffee, cookies, earthy bitterness with dark fruit and a creamy finish.
andrewje41 (328) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oz bottle. Pours oil jet black. Thin tan head. Roasted coffee aroma. Bold tasting stout which I like. Nothing really sweet about it. Dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee flavor. Great stout.
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home finishing up Oregon week. Pours jet black with nice head. Nose is malty and of coffee. Tasted ofmroasted malt, chocolate, woody, sling cola, grapefruit, and licorice. Slight powdery texture. Quite decent not too sweet stout.
skoisirius (1580) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz and on tap a few times around the PacNW. Rich, roasty, and nicely flavored in the grain department, this brew is solid.
cstuartj (954) - Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours deep coffee black with a tight tan head, lots of lacing. Big espresso nose, roasted grain, some plumb? Great classic stout flavors, coffee, bitter chocolates, with a long dry finish. Yumm!
Frank (2772) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First off this is a beautiful beer, perfect in appearance for a stout. It is deep black w/ a creamy off-white head that lasts the duration of a pint-sized pour. The beer, overall, is not quite as good as it looks but, hey, how many things are perfect? It is chocolaty and roast w/ a rather mild nose. A very slight touch of tartness and a bit of sweetness bring out some raisin-like malt. It finishes dry and clean w/ a lingering coffee tote on the tongue. My main problem with this, as far as I have one, is that it’s over seven percent alcohol but doesn’t really taste big enough to justify that strength. If it weren’t for a little bit of alcohol heat, I’d have had no idea this wasn’t a (rather good) session stout. On the other hand, I do suppose this is relatively easy drinking for a stronger beer. Overall, this is a pretty decent pour.