anders37 (12700) - 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 (5658) - Riverslime, 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 (3574) - 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 (5190) - 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 (481) - 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.
JohnnyJ (3530) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On nitrogen at PP Carlsbad. Dark brown pour, with a nice tan creamy nitro head. Roasted grain, a bit of chocolate, and watery. Flavor is very weak. Drinkable and boring.
Tycho52 (63) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the tap at Solana Port. Dark coffee tint, with a very thin white head. The aroma was malt and chocolate, and the taste with the same, though it dissipated quickly. I made the mistake of having a Stone Russian Imperial stout at the same location, and quickly forgot about this one.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with tan foam. Dry black malt, nutty, smoky aromas. medium body. Lightly sweet chocolate flavors with dry black malt, dirt, smoke, coffee--good
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at solana beach location... Pours a clean mostly opaque cola black hue with reddish brown edges and topped with a creamy off-white head... Aroma of roasted malt and grain with lesser hints of cocoa... Flavors are smooth creamy and semi-sweet with roasted grain. Easy going creamy mouthfeel with a lightly chalky consistency.
jredmond (4006) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Pizza Port Solana Beach with Andrew, Brendan and the big boy daddy dad Bachelor, Dallas. Pours a deep brown/black body with light lacing. Aroma is roast and light chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with notes of plain roast. Standard dry.