batneil (617) - - SEP 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite fizzy as stouts go. Drinkable, but the flavour is a bit underwhelming. It smells quite nice but when you start to drink it doesn’t quite deliver. Still not bad though.
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Almost black with just a little amber. A tan head leaves sticky lacing. A little ash and smoke in the aroma with cocoa. First sip is chocolate fudge with roast behind it. A little tobacco and some surprising complexity. Nuts, melons, herbal, fruit, and earth plus some that i can’t quite identify. This is short of being a great beer, but I found it fun to find the subtle flavors and nuances.
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours dark brown being almost black with a tan head with big bubbles. Nose of roasted malts, chocolate and some smoky ash. Medium, body and a sticky mouthfeel. The flavor is dark roasted malts with a lot of chocolate. a little dark fruit rind, tobacco, nuts, vanilla and some smoke. Finally as Dave point out there is even a hint of citrus. The finish is earthy and dry and a hint of coffee appears. A quite complex beer and full of all kinds of flavors. However all this complexity has a little difficulty hanging together. Not a bad beer by any means but somehow just not quite making the big time.
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Pita Kabob in Visalia. Roast dominates both the aroma and flavor of this beer. Pours near black with brown head. The acidity from the roast is pronounced, and there is also a very dry finish.
DrNosha (1678) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vom Fasd im Brewpub. Schwarze Farbe mut braunem kaffeartigem Schaum. Typisches Stoutaroma. Kaffee, toffee. Geschmack ist rund aber wenig cremig.
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is roasted nuts and coffee with some oatmeal bready notes. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet with hints of steel cut oats.
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Chapman House event in Pismo. Pours a medium brown to light black with small tan head. Aroma is mild roast coffee. Taste is chocolate and honey with a watery finish.
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter Tasting, 04/04/15.
Rich mahogany brown with decent tan edgeing.
Nose is a touch bland, nutty, earthy, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises nutty tones, earthy, light roast, dark fruits, faint cocoa rub, toffee, spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so stout.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Opaque black - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy and dry. Light and dry dark malts. Insipid coffee. Dry finish. Passable.
Scopey (12508) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Easter tasting. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, earth, cocoa, caramelised sugars and light vanilla. The taste is toasty, bitter-sweet, charred wood, ash, leather, cocoa and earth with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy-going. Decent.