BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a massive brown head over a black hued body. Good lace. Aromas are of chocolate, nutty, almond, bakers chocolate, fresh bread, roast, weed, hay, earth and smoke. Flavors are smokey, earthy, chocolate, almond, dark chocolate, coconut (almond joy?), ash, lively mouthfeel. Dry. Odd combination. Not offensive, but odd in its earthy character and yeast balance. Drinkable. Bitter cocoa, smoke, lively carbonation, very dark chocolate, low bitterness. A touch of coconut in the finish. Good, but definitely an odd ball beer.
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with big, creamy, brown head, fair legs / Mellow, smooth nose of cocoa, roast grain, dark fruit, banana, smoke / Medium body, lively carbonation, seemingly just a hint thin for an 8% beer, but alcohol not noticeable, with mild hopping to match, and dry finish / Muted, mellow flavors of cocoa, cooked prune & plum, cherry, banana, roast barley, and semisweet chocolate / While lacking any form of boldness one might expect in a bigger stout, although this may be the nature of a foreign stout?, this is still extremely pleasant, even interesting with a good amount of complexity of flavor. I may be undervaluing this sort of beer? (Drink another 500 beers and re-assess.)
MadRobin (2121) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Opaque, brown-black with khaki head and lacing that starts out great but slides back down the glass in short order.
Aroma of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit (berries, dates and figs), grain, vanilla, light yeast and a touch of molasses.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit (berries, dates and figs), vanilla, toast, light yeast and a touch of molasses.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was mild Belgian yeast, dark doughy malt, some citrus, chocolate. Flavor was all of that plus some dark fruit, a slight tartness, moderately sweet. Wouldn’t have thought of this as a ’foreign stout.’ Great twist on the Stillwater profile.
thornecb (4594) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate and sour pit fruit aromas. Soft with sweet dark caramel upfront turning dry in the lasting pit fruit and warming vanilla finish.
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black red with thick head. Smells a bit boozy with caramel notes. Tastes of alcohol, spices, chocolate, caramel, charcoal, and grains. Finishes dry and sweet, lingers a bit.
lukin (504) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark black, bubbly head quickly disappears. Aroma of smoke, roast, coffee, chocolate. Taste has some sweet dark fruit, also whiskey as it warmed up. Good beer.
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce brewed and nice taste. Fine colour shape and somewhat sweet like a foreign stout one.
deliciosity (12) - USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft. Was advertised at bar as a saison, but its clearly not. Oh well, I love foreign stouts. Smell: Biscuit, dark fruit, Belgian yeast. Taste: Dark fruit, plums, biscuit, stale weak coffee, candy sugar, pepper. There’s a very minerally taste, almost like that in seltzer water Medium mouth, but it tastes a bit watery. Overall, I’m not sure what this beer is going for. Its a bit like a polish stout, but weaker with Belgium yeast qualities. Not bad, but a bit of a flop for Stillwater.
fiveacestx (666) - Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter - an overwhelming amount of head on the pour. Mocha colored head that dissipates and leaves lacing. The nose is chocolate malt and the taste is a roasted flavor. The mouthfeel is rich but slightly thin. Has a smoky finish.