DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Nitro Draft: 2004 Strong Ale Festival, Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA. Day 1, Beer 7) The flavor is very sweet, perhaps too sweet, dark roasted, moderate coffee, and fairly bitter. Moderate alcohol presence. Medium body for an Imperial Stout, but still fairly full mouthfeel. The sweetness sticks on the palate for ages. Dark roasted, coffee nose with a fairly sweet aroma in the background. Nearly jet black in color. Pours a good size tan head after the cascading ceases, and retains that level fairly well. Leaves fairly dense lacing, not bad for well used festival glass.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port 8th Strong Ale Festival. Black color, decent tan head, coffee/cocoa aroma. A very well done IS, full mouthfeel, complex with coffee and chocolate, hops contributing. Good stuff.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2004 i got in good with the bartender so she filled my growler up with this one.very good russian stout.no rasin flavor at all.nothing but barley,smoke and coffe.slo brew knows how to make stouts thats for sure.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, decent head. Complex flavor and aroma with hints of alcohol, chocolate, licorice, roast, sherry and molasses. Creamy mouthfeel.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee nose, coffee color, coffee flavor. Solidly constructed, slightly sweet with a trace of metal.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 blackness with creamy topping..an aroma of coffee and salty peanut skins..smooth moutfeel, bitter backing..with raisins and mocha..yet still lacking in the flavor department..