jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, pours a near-black with a thin tan head. aroma of stout and coffee, some green astringency likely from american hops varieties. no alcohol heat, but the body is a little thin - dry and coffee-like. over-attenuated perhaps, but perhaps it’s just the coffee additions. roast and hops apparent, and only medium bodied. enjoyable but not extraordinary.
slowrunner77 (8991) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"this reflects a higher grade than i’d ever thought i’d give a Redhook beer, and a lower score than i give most strong stouts. it was just good. nothing special, and there are better beers for the price, or less. the body left a little more to be wanted, and it was a little on the bitter side, and not in the mouth watering hoppy good way."
hotstuff (4729) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 10-30-2011. This bottled beer, Batch 08-0410, pours a small tan head that is fully lasting. This beer has a black opaque body with very little carbonation and spotty lacing. The aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee, and lightly roasted. The flavor is sweet, lightly bitter, malt, coffee, chocolate, roasty, light hops, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is lightly tingly and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer has a lingering roasty coffee aftertaste and is a beer for coffee drinkers.
ACHops (1222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, probably a year old, served in a tulip glass. Pours dark inky brown with medium thick body and creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolately dark roasted malt and sweet espresso on the finish. Taste is smooth rich roasty malts, mild dark chocoate sweetness, subtle coffee flavor, and sharp spicy hops bring bitter balance to the finish. A really rich tasty brew; belies the fact that it’s only 7%. I think this has been retired for a while now, which is a real shame - shows what Redhook is capable of and is way better that most of what they’re brewing these days.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with thin fast dissipating head. Aroma is coffee and berry. Lightish body and flavour has roast and coffee notes. Light coffee finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/26/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Bomber. Poured black wtih thin fast dissipating head. Aroma of caramel, malt and coffee. Coffee flavour on a solid malt backbone. Caramel notes. Lingering coffee finish. Worth going back to.
snoworsummer (4259) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Pours dark brownish black with a very thin head. Strong bitter coffee flavor. Medium body and medium carbonation. Smells like coffee beans and burnt chocolate.
sonnycheeba (4794) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with average, creamy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, figs, plums, earthy hops, and light vanilla. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting ash, chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, and light toast; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Beerdrinker79 (1943) - Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours black with a one finger dark tan head that is reducing fairly quickly. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate, could be more assertive. The taste is the same as the aroma, the coffee they used is high grade, good. The body could be fuller, but the carbonation is spot on. Overall this is a good coffee stout, not the best out there, but not bad.
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pitch black color with a fluffy khaki head with light lacing. Smells of chocolate caramel and coffee. Tastes of all the same things I mentioned in the smell with plus vanilla. The coffee comes out more in the flavor. Mouthfeel is light and watery. Overall this is one of the better tasting beers I’ve tried from their blueline series.
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized dark brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque ruby red brown colored body. The mild aroma was coffee. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The strong flavor contained notes of coffee and brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
Prufrockstar (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chalky coffee aroma. Chocolate. Cream. Pours black, minimal ring of tan head. Thin mouthfeel. A little metallic. Taste of watered down diner coffee. Chocolate finish.
Overall: disappointing like so many cheap diner coffees.
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