IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a Jet Black with a tan creamy head and sticky lacing. Aroma is of dark pitted fruit, prunes plums molassas and smokey. Flavor is smokey and sour. Like vinegar. Don’t really notice the chocolate mentioned in previous ratings, but the coffee is there and some of the dark pitted fruit again. The body and feel is a bit thin and I was hoping for a bit more here.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours opaque, medium tannish milk froth like head, with extremely sticky lacing. This one looks terribly good! Lovely aroma of dark roasted malts, soy, and chocolate. Flavor is semi sweet, a tad sour, with a slight flavor of raisins/figs and roasted malts. Not much chocolate comes out in the flavor tho. Finishes with a little hop bite, heavily roasted malts, and a bit of sweet soy. Body and mouthfeel are medium, a tad under what I was hoping for in a Stout. Other than that, this was a decent offering.
PorterPounder (4933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at their tasting room. Excellent stout - creamy smooth - like a milk shake. Thick, creamy mocha colored head sits on top of a coal black pour. Some smoky notes mix in well with the coffee and chocolate flavors. Melts in your mouth - I could drink this all night. Exceptionally smooth. HIghly recommended.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Like my friend Portlandrunk I too thought this was smooth, however, it may have been a tad bit too easy going. Round, chocolatey and a bit espressoey, it tended to fly on down the asophagus before really registering on the tongue. In other words, this beer needs to break out of it's shell. Despite the flaky nature, it was't so bad. After a second bottle I though it was a lot smokier than I remember - which is good - although it can be a bit "hammy" at times.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark color with hazy brown/amber lace. Mild aroma. Extremely smooth and drinkable, alcohol not noticed until the end. Taste is very sweet and a little roasty. Very good dry stout, one of the best I've had.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black , large lasting brown head.Roasted nose.Good roasted profile with mild but lasting hop finish. I liked it.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly dark pour, brown head. Interesting roast aroma backed by this grapefruit like aroma, earthy undertones. Semi-dry flavor, light smoke/toast/fruit on the finish. On the thin side. Very solid stout.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2003 Black with a nice, persisting head this stout has a syrupy sweet roasted malt aroma and the flavor of roast coffee. A bitter hop finish balances the maltiness quite well Somewhat reminiscent of the BridgePort Black Strap Stout. 6-03 Rerate--just as good. Deep molasses and macadam notes.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beautiful stout with a long lasting, dark creamy head. More average in flavour. Pleasantly roasty with strong coffee tones. Average bitterness for a stout. Decent but not memorable.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice stout, my second favorite beer at this brewery, malt, coffee, chocolate, all the flavors a stout should have, and a nice sweetness to it What a nice beer.