bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the pizza port in Carlsbad. Nice malty & chocoatey taste and aroma. Nice hop balance, good flavor.
Dogbrick (8975) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a ruby halo and a medium and creamy beige head that bubbles away steadily. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Light toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium, creamy body with flavors of dark chocolate and malt, as well as touches of coffee and hops. The finish is kind of thin and roasty with a light coffee aftertaste. Above average overall, but seems like it should be better.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at PP Carlsbad..... a dark brown pour with lighter brown hues at the edges that was adjoined by a thin light brown head..... very light and creamy, slightly roasted and chocalaty but it never seemed to deliver the goods. it wa sa little dull and watery overall.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap PP Carlsbad. Terrific beer. Subdued nose of toasty malts. Pours dark brown/black with a thick creamy light brown head. Laces the entire glass all the way down. Tastes malty, with a hint of toastiness and chocolate. Somewhat watery but super smooth and silky. Low alcohol, great taste, great look, yum.
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PPCB. A deep red brown pour that borders on black with a creamy tan head. Not much on the nose but that may be all me. Toasted malt and a hint of bitter on the finish. It almost has the back flavor of a machine made hot chocolate. No sweet, kinda dry. Mouthfeel and carbonation are good. It is a tad thin. A good dry stout easy to drink. No hints of abv makes me think it would be a good session beer. (I didn’t know it was 4.4%)
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Dark brown with red tint, tan head. Smoky aroms with dark malt and roasty. Light roast flavor, smoky, slight coffee, underwhelming. Light body, watery. Okay.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ O’Briens San Diego. Poured a deep chocolate brown, thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Like the others said, a little boring.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark chocolate, mild black coffee, and medium hop bitterness, nothing in particular stood out about this stout. Opaque black, and too much carbonation. Milky tan head that persisted.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mode: Draft, Nitro
Source: Brewpub, Carlsbad, CA
dark ruby, thin tan head, nice lace, thin body, roasted malt flavor, boring
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
not bad, pours a dark black, very dry stout, reminded me of guiness, best feature was its smoothness