bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap at the brewpub. Dark brown color with ruby hilites and a fine tan head. Chocolate aroma. Smooth body with smooth nitro bubbles. Flavor is mostly chocolate to me. Hardly any burnt toast - just as an undertone. Finishes very mellow.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(10/28/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Very dark brown color with a light brown head. Aroma of coffee with milk-chocolate notes. Sweet flavor with some coffee and some cream. Medium-bodied with the usual nitro mouthfeel.
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Color was dark brown with a light brown head. Not only was their some lacing, but a complete coating of the glass. Aroma of sweet malt, cocoa, and roasted malt. Flavor was very nice for the style. Cocoa, caramel, roasted malt and sweet malt. Some earthiness. Good stuff.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. The body was black with a large tan colored head. The aroma was strong coffee with mocha and peanuts. There was also a little bit of caramel. The taste was strong coffee with some dark chocolate. Bits of hay. Decent.
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 on tap at RR. nice light, drinkable, session stout due to the low alcohol and nitro. Typical roasty, coffee-like flavors. I would like to see a stronger version for sure.
Nik925 (786) - USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Traditional yet slightly better than normal stouts. The malt was strong with coffee and walnut notes. Nothing amazing, especially after having a goblet of Consecration, but a better than average stout.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Russian River. Pours a dark chocolate-brown color; light brown head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing that sticks. Lots of toasted malts, milk chocolate, and light smoked meat presence in the aroma; nicely dry. Medium mouthfeel: milk chocolate, roast, and lightly acidic coffee upfront; just a touch watery on the perimeter; otherwise, a generous dry stout with a touch of smoked meats. Medium finish: chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee; nicely dry with a touch of smoke.
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ RR. Dark color, creamy dark brown head. Soft coffee aroma. Creamy taste, chocolat, coffee, bit mocha. Bit dry.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ RR. Pours a black color with a creamy, tan head. Big, roasted coffee aroma. Nutty beginning, burnt toast and malts. Creamy body, bitter, dry finish. I’m a sucker for a good stout...
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the RR Brewpub (Santa Rosa, CA). Surprisingly good. Deep dark ruby over midnight hue with a sizable cocoa head that stuck around pretty far into the tasting. Aromas are a smooth and creamy sweetness with dark malt notes and cocoa wafting in prominently as well. Taste is dark malts, coffee, and touches of dark chocolate. Exceptional lacing. A little light in body, watery, but finishes quite nicely and smooth. Yum. Cheers!