radagast83 (6330) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at Solana Beach location. Poured a creamy dark color with a rich, long lasting creamy off-white, light tan head. Aroma was light bitter malts, light coffee, bitterness. Flavor was pleasant coffee, bitter malts. Pretty tasty.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black color. Dark brown color. Tons of roasted malts. Very light body. Smooth. Easy drinking.
Theydon_Bois (14986) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at PP SB, 14/11/14.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is roast malt, cardboard, light cocoa.
Taste comprises grain, barley, oats, light caramel, cocoa hint.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with light roast.
Ok dry stout.
bergstaden (1956) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy brown head - Roasted malt aroma - Roasted malt body with some notes of coffee in the back with bitterness - Finish with some bitterness from froasted malt and olso some coffee like flavours - This was good very drinkable
Leighton (16281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pizza Port Bressi Ranch. Pours clear brown with a lasting, creamy beige head. The nose holds milky coffee with touches of milk chocolate. Light sweet flavor with toasty bready, light toffee, milk chocolate, mellow ash. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweetness to finish hints of lactic tang, dry cocoa, hints of earth and ash. Fair.
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #5000! Hell yes bros! A new era of cold, hard beer ticking is upon us. Scavenger Hunts, malt liquor, turbo, rating every Top 50 beer including Miami Madness nuked by the tube master, rating 5000 beers at a 3.46 average, finding 3fourths in Denmark, working for Struise at CBC, chugging Millennium Geuze with the brewers from the Kernel, waking up in Urbain’s bed in Copenhagen after getting blackout at MikkellerBAR, flying to San Diego mid week last minute for Million Zillion Speedways, rating 300 places, roadtripping all of California post Pliny the Younger, cider touring Normandy after getting engaged, getting custom Struise beer for my wedding, meeting every major ratebeerian at back to back RBSGs, turning an entire campground into an beer tasting at kramers place in upstate PA, last minute surprise first class flight to Tampa with Travlr as a present for me and my fiancé, getting two of my groomsmen to get ratebeer accounts, free beer sent to me from all over the world. This is my life thanks to ratebeer. Haters gonna hate. Bros gonna lift. Tickers gonna tick.
Oh, the beer. Big coffee nitro lace atop inky black. Nose is savory, dark chocolate. Taste is very light, neutral bitterness, lemon, coffee, lactic acid, small lemon. Light and refreshing. Very simple. Session able. Maybe that’s why it won gold.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro @ Pizza Port Solana Beach... Poured jet black with thick, frothy, light khaki head. This was a nice Irish Style stout. Good amount of flavor with roast, mild bitterness from hops, toasted grains, cocoa, coffee, and an ashy-drying mouth feel. Quenching and easy drinking and sessionable. What’s not to like?
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Apparently this won gold at the GABF this year-- nice! Dark brown body, creamy tan nitro head. Low aroma of sweet roast (nitro deadens the nose). Fairly simple palate profile of dark roast, a little cola-ish sweetness. Thinnish mouthfeel, dry finish. I far preferred the Pave Paradise.
ADfan (737) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the glass it is dark brown with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts with a little bit of cocoa. Taste is rather creamy with a little bit vanilla and sweetness. Smooth finish.