RedSox2004 (1436) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured black with a solid, though not thick, head, excellent retention and lacing. Roasted malt aroma and flavors, with a slight bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate as well, if you look for it. Creamy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation, light body and a roasty finish.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate creamy light tan head. Almost no smell on this with the head. Taste has some grsat roasting and crackers with just a hint of chocolate. Pretty decent.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy hops and coffee. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
DedicatedToFun (3934) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is some chocolate, overall solid.
skoisirius (1844) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Irish Stouts just aren’t my thing. What can I say. But for being an Irish Stout, SN here did quite a good job. Really smooth, light flavors, and easy to toss back.
Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of roasted malts with caramel and chocolate notes. Pours a creamy rich black with a handsome finger tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is chocolate with carmel notes and a satisfying bitter finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Smooth round mouthfeel. Overall, easy to drink and very tasty.
radarsock (1116) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on at the Grog. $6.50 for the full pint. Pours a mahogany-tinted, oily dark brown with which an off-white head 1 finger in length stood. Tastes and smells of Marlboro tobacco, grill char, cherry tomatoes, and Bible paper. Lightly herbal and bittersweet. But it was unquestionably too watery and uninteresting. A decent replacement for Guinness, but I see that as its only achievement.
marcus (7552) - 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 (703) - 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 (3490) - 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.