golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Black pour, nitro head. Aroma was heavily roasted malt, some chocolate, a little lactic. Flavor is the same, dry-hopping in the finish.
illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub during RR’s 4th anniversary.
Nearly black in color with a mocha head that lasts throughout the pint. Good lacing too. Aroma is of sweet cocoa powder with a bit of creamed coffee. Flavor is mildly sweet at first but then explodes with roastiness. Charred roast coffee dominates the finish. Mouthfeel is rather flat as nitro beers will tend to exhibit. Quite drinkable.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the pub. I was a little disappointed by this beer...for some reason I got it in my head that RR could easily make a great stout...I was wrong. Nice roasted dark chocolate nose which was promising. Flavor was chocolate, coffe and a somewhat ashy. The body was thin and finish was rather weak. Too bad.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Opaque black with a thick, creamy, medium-tan head. Heavy toasted grain aroma with some lactic characteristics along with coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Full dark roasted malt flavor with good hoppiness that follows through into the finish. Has a surprisingly light body with great mouthfeel from the nitrogen draught--easygoing with a nice grain profile.
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee, coffee, coffee. I felt that this was all about the java. Slightly toasty, but mostly tasted of coffee. No head on the small sampler glass, glossy jet black in color, somewhat thin.
GJF (1351) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. A straightforward but well-done stout. Lots of roasted malt in the nose and up front in the flavor. A dry, smooth finish.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank it on tap at the brewery. Quite disappointed, maybe its not their style. Pours pitch black, but light bodied. More like a porter, ashy and smoky and some molasses.
hayduke (3580) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was at the brewery today and realized I had one of these on my last pass through a couple months ago. They gave me a taste to refresh my memory. Very black with light tan head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and fruit. Medium mouthfeel but very smooth. Flavor is roasted malts. Dry finish. Good and easy to drink.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, caramel, and plum. Flavor is roast, chocolate, caramel, and a light roasty finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Russian River (I love the sound of that). Poured black with a nice nitro cascade and creamy tan head. Light roasty malt aroma with a coffee notes. The flavor was of roasted malt with a coffee finish. Light creamy body.