AdamJackson (3493) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost completely black, espresso head. Lots of roasted barley and a hint of chocolate. This is almost a coffee explosion but an overwhelming bitterness and roast qualities that lack any balance. Intense for only 7% abv
Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine Summerlin, Las Vegas. Black pour. Aroma is roasted, burnt malts, tobacco, ash and some chocolate. Flavor is qite dry and bitter roasted without much hops. Solid roasty malts and nice and clean balance. Good stout.
Iphonephan (4123) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate nose. Cocoa, coffee and licorice flavors. Really nice stout.
mintzmeet (320) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the brewery. Nice chocolaty aroma. Mmmmm. Full bodied and thick. Some roasted malt flavors. Incredible texture like an oatmeal stout. espresso implications.
Beergeek23322 (2596) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
September 2012. Sampled at the brewpub in Seattle. Very dark brown with a nice tan head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt atomas with a hint of smoke. Good balance and a bitter finish.
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has wonderful coffee flavor but is not overly creamy possibly due to the use of Carafa III or similar malt in this beer.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, tan head with moderate retention. dark fruit, soy sauce, chocolate, smoke, slightly cola-like. medium-heavy bitter, medium sweet, some salt and savory. medium-full body, slick feel, soft carb, dry finish
mattyhennessy (375) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best stouts around. Pours thick with a brown head. Aromas of coffee are evident first, however Chocolate bursts through on the first sip. Caramel and treacle notes lingers in the body. High ABV, however it is masked well by the sweetness of the dark malts. Fantastic. Best off the tap at the brewery itself.
williamstome (1265) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, small brown head. Roasy aroma. Rich chocolaty roasty flavor. Delicious!
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a really nice beer with a good combination of stout characteristics. It is strong with a licorice taste like an imperial, but it has the dryness of an Irish. It has a nice coffee flavor that you would expect from Seattle and a good color. This could very well be Seattle’s Best.