JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a tasting where we had imperial stouts from Three Floyds, Mikkeller, Bells, and Stone waiting in the wings, Silver City ddintí fair too well. Itís a middle of the road impy stout
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Winter Beer Fest. Pours an opaque black with a lacy tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, coffee, nuts, and strangely enough: bananas.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Opaque black with a brown head. Aromas of cappacino, chocolate, and some hops. More of the same in the flavor. Good and bitter. Rich on the palate. Really a nice beer.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 04 I believe or at least it came w/ an 04 on the top of the cap.
Dark opaque pour w/ a thick brown chocolaty looking head w/ some decent lacing. Aroma is pretty light actually some good roast malts touches of bittersweet chocolate chips hints of coffees. Full rich palate lightly creamy nice coating. Flavor is rich and full some good chocolates and a nice plum touch of vanilla a little coffee a touch of real light bitterness in the finish. Very good stuff.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very smooth drinking stout, not overly sweet but certainly well malted and some chocolate malt there. Little bitterness, and so on a hot night we cleaned this 750 out quickly. A medium or lighter mouthfeel. Black as night. Significant and appropriate carbonation. Thanks Thebungyo.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle compliments of Indiana Red: Dark black, tan head, nice lacing. Nose of alcohol, astringent roast and light vegetal notes and some sharp coffee and bitter chocolate. The flavor is mild, light body and some clean roast. Finishes light with some soy, vanilla and alcohol.
TAR (2380) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ebony brown. Sturdy, albeit scattered, layer of tan foam. Soft roasted malt and vanilla infused caramel aromas. Lightly phenolic with a hint of espresso and lactose. Fine carbonation rests gently on the palate. Fairly oily. The bodyís softness and fresh plum flavors immediately neutralize a large portion of the tingly, but subtle, acidity and keep it from totally weakening the overall structure. Snug notes of caramelized sugars offer support to the body just before rich and fluffy roast surges forth. Hints of nougat and airy wafer notes. Dab of soggy grains virtually deaden the gritty roast before itís able to take foothold. As a result, it gains but the slightest amount of much-needed dryness. Whisper of citric hops. Body continually takes a turn for the worse, becoming mushier by the second, and the malts lose much of the intensity that they briefly possessed. At this point thereís absolutely no richness to be found. Finishes slightly chalky with a smoky roast element, but only scantly dry, with an elevating lactose quality and an unappealing tandem of phenols and bittersweet chocolate. Needs more dryness and focus as well as malt definition. Passable, but uninteresting.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown/black with small brown head. Aroma is metallic and sweet. Tastes of roasted malt with bitter chocolate with a sweet, dry finish. Thinner palate than I expected/. Good, but not great.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like motor oil....nice and thick and black. Light brown head. Brown sugar and fig aroma. Very tasty...caramel tastes...chocolate...a little coffee....all the usual. Bitter finish. Very well done. Iíve liked Silver Cityís beers enough to go find their brewpub I think.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a medium sized quickly dissovling brown head. Brown oily legs. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, and light alcohol. Big roasty malt flavor. Fair amount of chocolate was also present. Large warming sensation with mild alcohol flavor on the finish. Medium bodied. Very nice.