marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer &Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a rich tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a very dry dark molasses flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
krumbum (578) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
See through dark brown color with a thick white head. Dark but skunky smells. Creamy nutty smooth texture, a tiny bit too thin.
DYCSoccer17 (3428) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. The aroma is mild with cellar-like character and some metallic notes. Not too much else here. Rather transparent dark mahogany body with a strong, persistent nitrogenated cream-colored head. Nice lacing, of course. Starts with a light cocoa powder flavoring. Becomes a little toasty in the middle. Light roast follows later along with some metallic flavors. Chalk in the finish.
Aquilo (560) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is about as good as most nitro stouts I have had. Big fluffy head, black liquid. A bit of roatsy malt aroma, moderately bitter but well balanced flaor. Velvety smooth. Very good.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the Chico brewpub Aug 2013 - Pours very dark brown with a thick, lingering light tan head. It has a mild roast malt aroma. The flavor is light with chocolate notes and a somewhat dry, roasted finish. It has light, smooth nitro carbonation. This beer is alright. It could be better.
Sledutah (5567) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo room in Berkeley
Black with a medium sized creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and roast coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
Nice and smooth
VastActiv (3363) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room, Berkeley. Colour is black with medium white thick creamy head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, roasted malts and dryness.
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Torpedo Room. Black pour with a big khaki head. Roast, earth, and coffee on the nose. Mild cream, some cocoa, and toasted nuts. Pretty mild flavor. A touch of bitterness and some sweet malt. Nice cocoa, roast, and coffee grounds. Just a bit of nuts and earthy hops on the palate, too.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Chico. Smells of roasted malt. Tastes of bitter chocolate. Nitro gives it a creamy mouth feel.
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joeneugs (3739) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark brown color with a thick nitro like khaki colored head. The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa and pretty dry… the flavor is more of the same with some pronounced herbal, earthy hops. Similar to a Guinness or Murphy’s but with more hops near the finish. Really nice and quaffable.