jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Solid black with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate. The nitro makes it smooth and creamy.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this at the berkeley alehouse, it was decent, nice dark, huge tight head, lots of coffee and choco flavor
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft at berkeley: pours with a nice thick creamy head, maybe a little darker then guinness and head a little darker. coffee notes in the nose. taste somewhat the same choc malt and slight bittering hops....not nearly as big as i had hopped. thougtht by the nose it was going to be something special but fell short of my expectations.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black and creamy. Aroma of roasted malt. Slightly bitter. Roasted flavor. A touch of sourness. Very creamy mouthfeel. Bigger than most dry stouts. Fairly nice although something here is a little off. Yeast funk?
CapFlu (4363) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Brown bubbly head with an opaque body. Coffee and caramel nose. Very roasted maltiness in flavour with keen coffee notes. The cocoa powder makes an appearance shortly in the finish. Good.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with a thick creamy head. Toasty, coffee, cocoa aroma. Bitter black coffee slightly chocolatey taste. Not creamy as the "nitro" moniker would suggest.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark creamy stout with a thick head. Coffee and chocolate aroma and flavor.
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at Pyramid’s Berkeley brewpub as a taster set w/5 other beers. Beautiful in the glass- Cappucino-like thick head contrasting with dark brew below. Scent, though was of instant coffee-thin, unpleasant, almost medicinal. best part of the beer is how it feels in the mouth- as smooth as cream, with tiny nitogen bubbles accentuating the deep roasts. The beer then goes downhill. Sour at the end, with no more depth. A quick flavor. I kept sipping just for the wondrously smooth mouthfeel.
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap - Berkeley. Ok, but not somewhat weak. Mostly coffee, roasty flavors.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Chocolate and coffee, lightly roasted. Creamy and smooth as per the nitro