kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: July 07, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich dark chocolate and roasted aroma, touch of sweetness brings richness to the malt
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, bitter coffee character, long bitter finish follows the heavy roast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
joeneugs (3834) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a bright, roasted, fruity aroma with a dark brown color, and a nice, thick, tan head. The body is a little thin and flavor muted, but licorice comes through well, with a strong roasted and bitter finish. A nice stout, but not a real memorable one.
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a creamy tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Dry roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of coffee. Has a dry roasted malty chocolate finish with some hints of coffee in the aftertaste.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with creamy head. Roasted malt and velvety dark chocolate. Finishing vanilla coffee.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 On tap at the Sac Brewfest, this poured like Guinness, cascade and all! The nose is slightly smokey and malt. The flavor was extremely smooth with a touch of roasted malt and chocolate. Smooth on the palate with an excellent, clean finish. Glad I get to be thde 10th rating and put a score to it. :-)
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the 5th Annual (2008) Triple Rock Firkin Fest. This dry stout pours a medium black color from the firkin. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, with a touch of burnt malt. A light to medium bodied stout. The malts are cocoa, toffee and coffee. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Dry and crisp with a nice malt backbone. The soft carbonation and the firkin style really works well for this beer. Very tasty. It was my favorite of the day. Mouthfeel was a touch thin. Finish was dry and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at Firkin fest a dark black with frothy tan head, aromas of roast and smoke. Flavor is dry & roasty with some coffee and sour grain notes, finishing with a chocolate coco powder dryness. The mouthfeel is a little watery in the middle, but has good flavors and easy drinking.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, dark brown iwth ample mid-tan head. Woody, smoky coffee-laden aroma. Fairly sour, thinnish body with more coffee, and again, strong smoke. Finishes sour, fairly thin and with light bitterness. A bit more sour and smoky than I prefer.
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Schooners poured an opaque black with a creamy lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and a hint of smoke. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, mocha, roasted malt, vanilla and smoke with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
VERY Irish dry soft somewhat thin stout. Mildy roasted nose with a touch of coffee. Clean soft and refreshing, yes refreshing stout of extreme drinking ease.