rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from growler into belgian glass. Aroma is a little underwelming for the style. Picking up a little chocolate, and a bit of roasty malt. not seeing the fruitiness true to foreign stout style. Appearance spot on: dark, opaque color. Nice tan head with good retention. Nice, bold flavor, with big roasty malt presence. Finishes pretty dry. Moderate bitterness, with no fruitiness or diacetyl. Palate: medium body with a bit of creaminess. No presence of alcohol noticed. Very good example of the style overall.
snoworsummer (1501) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like roasted grains, chocolate, light coffee and burnt toast. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like chocolate coffee and burnt.
sonnycheeba (2964) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, light lactose, light earthiness, and faint plums. Flavor is dry roast and chocolate malt dominate with some earthiness and faint dark fruit esters; dry, ashy finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz can, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, caramel, toffee, hints of earth into a bit of dark chocolate, coffee, hints of dark fruit. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, nice caramel, toffee, bitter nutty notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry, slightly spicy.
kathouse (778) - Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GABF. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted barley and coffee. Dry light body with espresso and a slightly ashy finish. Nice on the palate.
JStax (2568) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can thanks to buckeyeboy. Pours a near black with a darker beige head of foam. Good retention and lacing. Roast, licorice, walnut, creamer. Lingering bitterness in the finish.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Sanford’s - Cheyenne. Black pour into a mason jar with a mushroom cap of tan head on it. Roasted malt, slight ash, coffe, and some earthy hops. Slight metal, dark fruit, and licorice. Flavor is heavy on the roast. Cocoa, coffee, ash, and dark fruit. Licorice, molasses, and earthy hops.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Sanford’s Cheyenne. Pours a Dark brown appearance with a large dark brown head. Roasty malty, dark chocolate, light anise, a bit dark fruity aroma. A touch metallic, black licorice, slightly smoky, chocolate flavor. Not bad.
stevoj (1626) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate and coffee up front in the aroma and taste. Black with beige head, nice roast grain bitterness. Slightly sweet lingering palate. Delicious!
lhns03 (66) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably the best beer in their standard lineup. Zonker is a nice easy drinking stout. Pours a dark brown/black with a good brown head. Very roasty on the nose. Milder flavor profile than the nose would suggest. Medium-Full bodied with a well balanced malt-alcohol level. Not over the top and very good.
RealChiSpise (4) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dark head that dissipates. Coffee, toasty barley, molasses aroma. I like drinking stouts carbonated with CO2. Tasty sweet, roasted malt. Slightly bitter. Burnt barley, bitter finish. Snake River beers put me right back in Jackson, always a good thing in my book.