kaser (5235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from draft at on deck in Portland. Brown head. Malty graham earthy and cocoa. Pretty tasty shit
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Inky black with a lasting, tight and compact tannish foam that gleams. Thickly malty aroma hinting at dark chocolate truffle, leather, tar and treacle, heavily roasted coffee bean and kelp. Much drier than expected on the palate. Quite lean to medium bodied with a heavy, roasted malt bitterness aided by peppery spice. Woody with just a touch of tar, leather, ash, roasted almonds and vanilla. Good dose of bitter/sweet dark chocolate and ristretto notes in back, powdery in feel with a soft, smooth finish. Lengthy smoky aftertaste. No hint of that ABV. This is classic in style and deadly sessionable. (7.5% ABV, 1 pint, 6fl.Oz, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
IslandHaole (1207) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from Whole Foods in Kailua HI. Unsweetened baking chocolate, oatmeal, nearly burned toast, mild allspice. Motor oil dark brown, big foamy dark tan head. Very tasty, sweet thick malts, bitter aftertaste, lingering mild mineral salt aftertaste. Very well balanced and well made beer. My second beer from Pelican and I’m very impressed with their offerings, I’m definitely going to try more of them!
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a black color with an off white to tan color-ed foamy head that dissipated within less than two minutes. Lacing was super thick and foamy, really clinging to the glass.
The smell started off with big roasty coffee beans running into delicate milk and dark chocolate tones. Light black licorice does end up rounding it out nicely.
The taste was semi-bitter with the roasty and sweet tones of the coffee and chocolate coming in to balance. Light roasty aftertaste rolled into a dry semi-sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good carbonation about it - its fairly smooth and leads to a nice sipping quality about it.
Overall, as a foreign/export stout this one definitely works. I’d have it again.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle 7.5% abv poured black as with a fine frothy tan head the aroma is malt coffee chocolate taste is similar creamy smooth & bitter delicious
Ferris (10795) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Nice dark roast notes with some chocolate. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Lots of roast and decent bitter chocolate.
bottomfisher (16) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful stout that I found at Grocery Outlet in Lincoln City Oregon, just south of the Brewery. One of the best dark beers ever in my mind. I love Pelican and buy it out at Grocery Outlet, it is that good.
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee, wood and hints of fruit. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty finish. Nice
StevieT (1385) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Everything you would expect from a beer of this calibre, rich roasted flavours, chocolatey smooth, freaking delicious.
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large head.
Nose shows roasted malt, milk chocolate, soft bready notes.
More dry roasted malt as a flavour, some bready malt and soft booze. Moreish.