djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with medium frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is cracker malt, cocoa, roast. Thin mouth, light roast, chocolate, light dry finish, good.
jbruner (3987) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy lasting tan head. Aroma and taste of dark malts, nice chocolate notes, and faint earth. Nice flavorful version of the style with the good creamy nitro mouth.
BrewHaMeister (427) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap poured crimson black with a frothy tan head and lacing. Aromas of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, and caramel. Flavor is a bit watery, medium bitter.
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster @ Russian Rivers Brewing, Santa Rosa - CA. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and coffee. Notes of caramel and hoppy. Taste: light body with roasted malt and coffee, chocolate notes. Good balance with hops. Good dry grassy finish. Aftertaste: coffee and chocolate with grassy bitterness.
dfearnley (1806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at RR brewpub
Toasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Dark brown with a creamy tan head with great retention. Lacing is quite thick and it costs the glass uniformly. Taste is toasted malt which gets broken up by a sour then bitter finish.
SinH4 (3069) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Dry coffee, bitter, some roasted aromas. Taste is similar, on the dry side, a bit chalk and cocoa powder. Low carbonation (hand pump?). It has - like many Stouts - a slightly watery mouthfeel. Still nice though.
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again?
The nitro kept the head around for thirty minutes. As dry Irish stouts go, I’d say it’s one of the best I’ve had. Tastes a lot like cocoa powder or bakers chocolate.
rosenbergh (10360) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Dark reddish brown colour with a mid-size tan head.
Roasted malt, mild coffee, milky sweetness and vanilla in the aroma.
Roasted malt, strong coffee and strong bitterness in the flavour. Bitter and roasted. Watery.
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery; black color; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; a nice smooth stout with roasted malt flavor and notes of chocolate and coffee; dry finish
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of of lightly roasted malt and grassy hops. Flavor was similar, pretty standard dry stout.