drjay44 (3275) - 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
George999 (339) - 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
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF. Some roastiness comes through in the aromas, but it was difficult to pick up. Not much in the way of flavor either. Some chocolate maybe. OK
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, 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.
grubypawel (322) - - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy black with little head. A malty aroma with some coffee. A full-bodied coffee liqueur taste.
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Ratman197 (12698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Rockyard poured a clear dark brown with a small quickly disapating tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of smoke with a smooth slightly dry lingering bitter finish.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with slightly tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, caramel, some roasted malt into some slight yeast, touch of coffee in there as well. Taste is simple, some roast, cocoa, and dark fruit into a bit of dark sugars, hints of spice, finishing slightly bitter.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black and rather opaque; quickly fading head. Thick and soft texture. Roasty and toasty with a milky-sweet base. Notes of dark chocolate and a pinch of sourness. Large amount of hop bitterness, which lingers well into the aftertaste.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. black pour. thin tan head. hippy coffee aroma. some sweet chocolate, semi-creamy mouthful of coffee, grains burnt malts. a little acidic. average at best.
jcwattsrugger (11903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is coffee, hops bitterness. Taste is coffee, roasty, hops bitterness. Nice, OK carbonation. More like a porter. Occasional.