George999 (14) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great chocolate flavor, a little coffee and Carmel notes, Great color, solid stout flavor but not too heavy
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light black pour under a thin beige head that leaves too fast. Aroma has some dark roasty cocoa tones with a sort of leafy bitterness and a little earthy twang to it. Flavor has a smooth earthy oat tone with a bitter twangy cocoa tone and a slight metallic taste. Just kinda generic and forgettable. Dry coffee finish.
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap from brewery during late summer trip to COS. going from old notes one of the lower rated stouts ever - wasn’t a drain pour or nasty but nothing positive about it - thin; skip this
ajnepple (2186) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into my Funkwerks glass. Black with a small tan head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is caramel, milk chocolate, roasted malts, light bitter hops, rye bread and a touch of spices. Similar flavor with vanilla and earth. Medium sweetness and light bitterness. Average body with a creamy feel and roasted finish.
drjay44 (2640) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Pours a thin, poorly retained off white head, over a possibly clear, brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa.....taste is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, sweet toffee/caramel, finishing with a mild roasted malt hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, with a creamy oat mouth feel. Overall a very nice Stout with the malt back bone very complex and thorough. Given the changes in rating they must have significantly modified the recipe. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz Bottle. Poured clear dark brown w/ Large frothy tan head mostly lasting. Aroma is faint sweet sugars, chocolate syrup, molasses, maple syrup and honey. Flavor left me wondering where the bite of the snake was, it is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Taste is reminds me of pancakes with syrup. Light body, thin watery texture, soft carbonation. Not complex and not what I’m looking for in a stout, have this one for breakfast with some scrambled eggs & bacon on the side.
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Probably the thinnest looking stout I have ever seen. Let’s in light like a church window-looks like coca-cola. Nose is actually pretty good with dark roasted malts and coffee. Thick head that fades quickly, no lacing. Flavor follows taste but has an off unclean finish. The best thing about this beer is that it isn’t actually nasty like the last Rockyard I had. Where is the nitro in the description? That would help the palate a lot. Weak.
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, fully diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation.
Ultra-simple, syrupy sweet, extract-homebrew-ish. Drain pour.
DiarmaidBHK (3408) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours really dark brown with no head. Nice chocolate notes on the nose. Theres a slight hint of coffee on the tongue but the longer you drink it the more the taste vanishes. Disappointing finish to a promising beginning.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with light brown lacing. Coffee & mocha on the nose; light coffee bean on a thin, eneventful palate. Not bad, but not interesting either.