Temptation (244) - - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very original beer, with a singular interpretation of the stout style (in an American way). The appeareance is perfect, one the best I’ve ever seen in a stout: pitch black colour with a superb head, beige colour and solid as a rock. Great lasting and retention, but not too carbonated, the mouthfeel is very hoppy with a refreshing effect uncommon in average stouts. Very well balanced, with slight notes to coffee and roasted malts in opposition to (or complementing) the Cascade hop character. Very easy to drink, medium body and development. Very nice.
badhack (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, low carb and head that doesn’t last long. Mouthfeel is watery, not my favorite in a stout, hint of sweetness but mostly darker malts and caramel, nothing burnt. Hint of coffee and chocolate and dark fruits. I’ll giave it points for complexity but not recipe. Finish is herbal and quite bitter.
Pepinis (82) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveza de color negro intenso. Buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. En nariz presenta en primer plano notas de malta torrefacta que recuerdan a café y regaliz. En segundo plano aparecen suaves notas de lúpulo. En boca las notas cafetosas pierden intensidad pero sus sensaciones son prolongadas y aumenta el protagonismo del lúpulo. Amargor y persistencia media. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación correcta. Retrogusto seco y amargo. Buen drinkability.
rondphoto (2468) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-Friday Night Flights @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark cherry brown color, bubbly beige head cover, dots and streaks of lace. Taste is strong sweet malt that stays smooth as it sweeps through the palate to a mildly bittered finish. Unpretentious, easy to drink, but maybe too simple. Very good, not great.
drsandman (473) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to James for this ancient relic, 1990 Sierra Stout, consumed 2.17.15 with Leighton, Hogan, and Dave. Killer neon bottle. Pours dark black with an almost nonexistent brown head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, caramel, old coffee grounds, wood. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt, coffee, light bitter hop, mud, heavy penguin feet. It surprisingly retained some carbonation, pretty good flavor and still some hops to boot. The legacy is still alive almost 20 years later! Go SN!
berntholer (1159) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dense beige head fades with lacing and foamhead. coffee coloured. aroma is oats, caramel, orasted malts. taste like aroma, some caramel, toffee, bit sweetish with a moderate bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. nice and tasty given the abv. bottle,/i>
superspak (3006) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 10/9/2014. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, pine, light smoke/char, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, pine, light smoke/char, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent American stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering
Beerkenstock (69) - - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drink cold (10-12°C)
Eye: Pours a dark brown color with a rather quickly dissipating beige head with little carbonation.
Nose: Nuts, roasted malts, dark and even milk chocolate and dark fruit, bread and yeast (very complex)
Mouth: oatmeal, barley, nuts, malts, hops as well
Palate: nuts, milk coffee, berries
Overall: very complex nose, rather normal when tasting it though. one to recommend nevertheless.
Benfi (620) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours black with medium off-white head with good lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, coffee, chocolate and citrus notes, Palate: medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, medium bitterness, medium to long duration and an oily texture.
Moravius (694) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasche (35 cl) von Getränke-Töpper, Berlin-Moabit. - Tiefes Rotbraun, schwach trüb. - Schwere, üppige Nase mit Röstaromen (Mokka, Bitterschokolade), raffinierter obergäriger Süße und nadelwaldig-erdigem Hopfen. - Im Antrunk kräftiges Röstmalz, schwere dunkle Malzsüße und ein perfekter Schuß Säure. Herbe, schwere Hopfenbittere mit Kiefernnadeln und zartem Zitronenöl. Mild rezent, sahniges Mundgefühl. Im Abgang trockene, mokkaartige Bittere mit schön erdiger Schwere. - Wuchtiges, komplexes Stout. Prima.
mjmoen (107) - - FEB 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with khaki head. Chocolate/coffee. Tastes like your average stout