danbierman (20) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Russian River. Pours a dark brown with a creamy body and 1 finger of beige head. Leaves a thick lacing on the glass. Smells of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste confirms the nose, lots of roasted malts and chocolate flavors. Medium bodied stout with a very creamy finish, super smooth on the back of the tongue. Overall a very nice dry stout.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ Real Ale Fest
The beer pulls from the cask an onyx color the head thick and tall, the color chocolate brown, the texture creamy with the lace a glutinous sheet to cling mightily to the glass. Nose was sweet chocolate; coffee with a rich toasted grain aroma to end it all, start was ambrosia, rich in malt and the top full and creamy. Finish was gentle in it acidity, the hops perfection, somewhat bittersweet and dry aftertaste, I voted this the hit of the fest at least for me, and just missed by a frog hair of getting some at OíBrienís, damn well better luck next time.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Deep black color with a chalky tan head. Rich chocolate aromas with some burnt coffee notes. A very smooth, dry stout with chocolate, coffee, fruit and maybe even a bit nutty. Crisp, dry finish. A great beer.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro pour. Black, one-inch head, excellent lacing. Dark chocolate aroma, super smooth, very dry. Great!
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, creamy tan head. Damn this is nice. Loaded with good espresso notes, roast and cocoa. Flavor is all coffee and roast and I love it. Someone tell Bryan Myron to not drink so damn much of it next time. On tap at RR.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on cask at Oíbriens...This stout pours with a black body topped by a thick, tan head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a nice roasty note and notes of coffee with a touch of chocolate. The flavor is great. Itís sweet yet slightly bitter and malty with a nice mocha note and a slight roastiness. Very smooth, creamy and full bodied.
DarkMagus (488) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black to chocolate-brown color with a ridiculously creamy cappuccino-type head. Honestly one of the most visually appealing beers Iíve ever seen. Aroma is like slightly burnt chocolate chip cookies along with some burnt toast, dark roasted malts, and a bit of coffee. Flavors lived up to the hype created by the aroma: burnt toast, cookie/biscuit maltiness, dark roasted/burnt malts, a bit of molasses, chocolate, and some coffee. Palate is smooth, silky, slightly viscous, but with an extremely clean and crisp dry finish. Maybe a small amount of a residual sweetness/stickiness. Amazing stuff, I could drink endless amounts of this.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thick tan head. Good lacing. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Very drinkable.
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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is roasty with a coffee bean and chocolate combo thatís incredibly interesting. Appearance is black, black and just a little more black with a thick tan head. Flavors are all melded together so well, itís nice to drink a stout that doesnít make you feel like you swallowed a watermelon. Creamy smooth with a nice bitter finish that reminded me a little of a good espresso.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewery - in September 2006. Pitchblack color, nice chocolate, slight sour milk taste. Roasty nose and taste. Small sticky pillow on top.