IndianaRed (3851) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Barley Bros Brew Fest, Meridian ID. Very dark brown amber. A thin skin of a tan head. Chocolate roasted aroma. Smokey campfire flavor. Full amber like body. Strange funky flavor . Cardboard and wet woody notes. My hunch is that this is not what they were shooting for. Chalky feel at the end.
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery taproom. Pours dark with a tan head. Lots of dark roasted malts in the nose. Some notes of chocolate and coffee compliment it nicely. Taste is similar to the aroma with the coffee coming through a bit more. Really tasty stout and a great session beer for me.
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Nitro at Bier Thirty .... Pours black with a nice reverse head... Dark tan... brown stained head has great lacing and retention.
The nose is very nice.... tons of coffee beans and dry dark malts.. very dry but just enough malt essence to bring the dark to the light.
Flavor is surprising light... Good dark malt and some dry beans.. a decent dry stout with plenty of cold brewed coffee.
The wife says, "I could drink this for breakfast." Truly a compliment if you ever meet Brenda.
Seems a bit thin on the body... Nitro Tap hides any real mouthfeel flaws...
Still... This is very well done.. I would certainly buy again..... an easy drinking dark brew, and I don’t buy many stouts/porters any more.