nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with quickly dissipating milkshake head. Nose of coconut, confectioners sugar, nougat. Medium heavy body, with good carbonation. Dry up front sweet in back. Notes of smoke, lactose, milk chocolate, somewhat roasty. Well built, very enjoyable.
mikedevilsfan (139) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
outstanding stout. Roasty front and back end. Dark chocolate creamy nutty quality, slight leather. Very very good stout.
Jimthechap (1652) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, it looks like a stout: as black as sin with only a suggestion of mahogany in the dimple of the glass and a crema of latter coloured head. It smells of stout: chocolate, dusty cocoa, licorice and some floral violet. It tastes of stout: a little charry with flaky grain and surprisingly juicy flavours. It is medium-bodied with a sherbety mouthfeel and a faintly astringent finish.
So, my immediate thought is that this beer is a stout. Well, duh. However, it is an archetypal stout. Bang on in all the categories it should be however there’s just something about it that fails to capture my imagination. I should be grateful to find it here on these foreign shores at all, but I was looking forward to something altogether chewier and fulsome. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s lovely.
Pdubyah (386) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz bottle) Yes I get it. Very clever use of roasted things to give the lovely chocolate nose and body, lovely soft middleness and palate pleasing IBU levels makes this a really easy drinking beer. Not however spectacular but pretty awesome the same. Found that I didn’t feel the need to have to balance this with food and on it’s own was good enough. Wanted it to be ’richer’ or ’fruiter’ but that would then have made me explode with happiness, as it is I’d suggest get in!
Dodgrblu (610) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Market of Choice in Ashland, roasted chocolate aroma, bitter coffee finish, dry on the tongue.
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Cantabrian (828) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always good to have an American stout that does taste like a stout, and not some Jaegermeister herbal crap. There’s plenty of dark chocolates here, with some tart red fruit up on the aroma, and a nice creamy feel. Tart, bitter in the finish. Not with the vegemite/soy sauce of many other foreign stouts, but still very nice.
beer-yum (475) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Licorice aroma nicely complements the tart flavour that follows. A good example of the style but many others are better.
heyden (45) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted nose. Roasted malt bitter slightly coffee. Creamy thick mouthfeel. Warming high alcohol. Addition of hops adds to an already reasonably bitter profile. Good but nothing particularly special!
CanIHave4Beers (3281) - 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 (1004) - 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 (657) - 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.