VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep roasty chocolate nose. Deep brown with orange hues, medium head. Dark chocolate malt bittersweetness, slight bitterness, not much hop flavor. Nice carbonation, medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, finish has some slight gasoline notes. Not tons of depth, decent, just not terribly remarkable.
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick as a precursor to his Portland beer tasting. Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty aroma with oxidation and vegetables. Roasty aroma that is loaded with plastic and veggies. Bad bottle? I hope so.
Dogbrick (10870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. Dark brown pour with a thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Aroma of roasted malt and vegetables. Medium, dry body with flavors of toasted malt, mild coffee and caramel. The finish is soft and sweet with a light roasted coffee aftertaste and some more vegetables. Below average overall.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, cola, light coffee and light roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, cola, light roastiness and light coffee with a crisp lightly sweet finish.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the downtown Denver brewpub.
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, toasted bread, caramel, coffee).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
A real shame they didn’t get the bitterness right; this is too sweet for a dry stout but otherwise this was a seriously nice beer. And yes, it’s called "Drought", as in a long period with no rain...an apropos name for a dry stout indeed, but surprisingly the only beer with this name in RateBeer’s entire database (as of Sep 4, 2006).