Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brew pub. One finger of tan head on a black body.
The smell is all roasted malt. One sided but good.
The taste is roasted malt with a mild bitterness.
The texture is crisp with low carbonation and medium body.
A little disappointing mild flavor and lighter body for a stout. Drinks more like a dark ale than a stout.
Beerenberger (1430) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is slight but malt is noted. A velvety black pour with thick and lasting tan head providing ample lacing. The taste is overall bitter with notes of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Overall, while the taste is less than robust, it is enjoyable and easy to drink.
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roast malt with dark fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rubicon for cask night! (From notes) This is a Co2 beer. Aroma is of coffee and roasted notes. Nice dark colour with a great head and lacing. FLavour is surprisingly hoppy! Also has chocolate flavours. This is a very good stout. Definitely west coast or cali style! Palate is a little thin.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a malty roasted aroma. Has flavor of light chocolate and a slight touch of coffee.
joeneugs (3208) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours dark brown with a tan head. I can see a little light through this one. The aroma is pretty standard with some coffee and cocoa, roasted malt, hint of black licorice. The flavor was the same, although a bit muted. Also, the body was very thin, even for a nitro stout. Roasted malt was very weak. Nothing really wrong with this brew, just a bit substandard if you ask me. I’d stick to their lighter colored beers which are very good.
DYCSoccer17 (3312) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at the brewpub. The aroma is mostly sweet with sugary chocolate notes. There also is some roastiness present in the background. Smells good. Moderately transparent dark mahogany body with a fine, nitrogenated light tan head. A little too transparent for my liking. Starts somewhat metallic with scant, sweet choco malts. This then becomes very roasted, burnt, and even ashy with some patent malts. Some anise is also present. Finishes bitter and metallic.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/7/10. Black pour with a thick tan nitro head. Malty aroma with a bit of chocolate and roast. Light in the flavor, but nicely roasty and bitter. A bit of chocolate in there too. Could use a bit more body and it’s roasty almost to the point of ashy, but not bad.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Pours a nice deep coffee brown with a sea foam like beige head, nice lacing. Good amount of coffee, dried oats and some faint chocolate notes.
theOptimator (284) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard stout aroma but with a bit more hops than usual. Dark brown to black. Tasted nice, roasty, very smooth, hoppy. Medium body.
Overall not bad but nothing to exciting. Only difference between this and other standard stouts is a bit more hops. This isnt my preference but Rubicon is big on the west coast hoppy flavors.