Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown, off white head. Roasted dark malt nicely hopped balanced. Very drinkable. On draft.
batneil (243) - - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty and smooth stout. Thick and creamy head. A little bit fizzy. Flavour not as strong as some other stouts, making it a little easier drinking.
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ RR! Dark Godiva pour with a frothy latte head. Cocoa, roasted coffee, toasted oats, and a touch of vanilla. Medium mouthfeel. Average.
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ RR. Black with a large tan head. Notes of coffee grounds, chocolate, heavily roasted malts, and toffee. Tart and dry finish.
BMMillsy (1146) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried as part of a sampler at the brewery. This was a black pour with super creamy light brown khaki head. Chocolate and espresso on the aroma, plenty of roast to go along. Surprised at the big aroma for such a light stout. Big chocolate and roasted coffee flavor, finishes with lingering charred roast. This has more flavor than I have had in any dry stout. Nicely done. Very thin mouthfeel that goes down very easy with velvety carb. Not bad at all, and I would have this again despite this being one of my least favorite styles.
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014.
Black with a small creamy head. On the sweet side with chocolate, light roasted malt, some coffee and toffee. The mouthfeel was creamy. Quite good.
brenn79 (1429) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampler at the brewery- Pours mostly black with a nice creamy light mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, nice. The taste is all coffee and chocolate, robust and delicious.
poisoneddwarf (1616) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From sampler at the brewery. Dark brown pour. Smoky flavor, typical low nitro carbonation. I like the smokiness.
Dr_Fellini (265) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep brown reddish character with a medium brown head. Flavor is a dry deep malt, almost like Guinness, but better. Flavor is a dry sweetness. Medium body with a lingering dry stout character. Interesting, but I’ve never been a Guinness fan, so not my favorite Russian river.
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Dark roast malts, espresso and chocolate. Jet black with a creamy light brown head. Roast malts and chocolate, with the slightest bitterness that ends quickly. Finish is roasty, great for the ABV.
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Long lasting dark tan head, jet black body. Nose is light roasted coffee, dry maltiness, slight toast, and a bit of cocoa powder. Flavor has a nice chocolate tone with roasted and toasty maltiness, and finishes dry. Nitro delivery provides the soft, creamy light body. Easy drinking