DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. The aroma is rather faint, with light metallic notes and mild herbal hops present. Not much else. Transparent amber-mahogany body with a strong, creamy light tan head present. Good lacing. Starts a little acidic with mild roast and moderate sweetness. Some toffee and a little nougat is present. A little chocolate comes in late. Pretty tasty.
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Torpedo Room. It pours a super deep red color with a khaki head. The aroma has hints of roasted malt with earthy hops and some cherry plum fruit. The flavor has black cherry, hints of roast with a chocolaty base. Low levels of roasted malt for a stout, but a nice subtle chocolate character. Tasty.
Aquilo (540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in the Sierra Nevada Taproom. Black with a thick head. Chocolate and dried fruit aroma. Sweet but rich and well balanced. I liked this one a lot, but if you don’t like sweet beers, you’ll hate it.
JohnnyJ (4317) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the SN brewery. Pours a clear reddish brown, pretty light color for a stout. Generic maltiness, sweet bread, light roast, and light citrusy hops. I’m not really getting any chocolate, maybe some very light notes of cocoa. This is a weird beer, not up to par of what I thought it would be.
Sledutah (4659) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Torpedo room
Clear brown with a creamy medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma is chocolate and dark coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and roast coffee
Decent, clean and mild
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Torpedo Room. Kind of a light pour for a stout. Brown, maybe cola. Khaki head. Aroma is fairly sweet with a lot of caramel, chocolate, and toast. Lots of nuts, a bit of coffee, and floral hops. Flavors of sweet caramel and toast. Chocolate, coffee, and toasted nuts. Mild hops and coffee. Light bitterness on the finish.