brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color that is nearly black. The head is creamy, dense, and khaki in color.
S: I get a lot of coffee and dark chocolate/cocoa notes out of this, which is pretty typical. A pretty substantial amount of roast and maybe even a slight creaminess. Not as overly dry and acidic on the nose as a lot of the beers of this style.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor is not as impressive as the smell. This is pretty watery and as such, the beer lacks flavor. Some decent chocolate and coffee notes along with some roast and bitterness make up what is there.
M: The body is thin and watery with a smooth, typical nitro carbonation.
D: I quite liked the nose, but the flavor was a real disappointment. I know Nitro is appropriate for this style, but it really sort of kills the flavor a lot of time.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway. I coulda sworn it said "Dude" Where’s... Black with light off-white head. Solid and thick. Oaty and milky and sweet. Light and even fruity for a stout. I’m likin’ me some o’ this dry stout.
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of dry roasty malty character slightly sour. Light. Good example of the style. Kinda creaminess just lingers in the finish. Decent
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy off white head. Roasted grain chocolate and coffee aroma and taste with a mildly bitter finish.
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchill’s pub. Pours a dark brownish black with nice off-white lacing. Aroma is creamy chocolate notes and slight roast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with notes of slight chocolate.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown black with a big, creamy, resilient, offwhite head and sticky sheet lace. Smells eh, dishwater and lightly roasty. Tastes lightly roasty and sweet, dishwater, watery, eh. Light, watery body, smooth carbonation.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on nitro at Port OB. The appearance is a beautiful jet black with a thick creamy tan head that last and laces to the bottom. The aromas are light roasted coffee, and a lot of grains to the nose as well. The flavors are similar to the nose.Very mild intensity with dry roasted grain, small coffee notes, a bit of a sourness late in the glass. The mouth is wonderfully creamy and smooth. A wonderfully brewed beer with a light session-able ABV.