douglas88 (4472) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Dallas and Bonnie. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a medium brown head. A light nose of smoke and roast. The flavor is light coffee, ash, some roast, very dry, caramel. Quite nice. Very mellow and drinkable. Great flavor for a low ABV.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle shared by Dallas and Bonnie
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a small tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
Taste: Roasty, chocolate, dry finish
MikeJslc (469) - Utah, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, tan head. Aroma of roasty malts, biscuit, chocolate. Flavor is dry, roasty malts, baker's chocolate, finishes fairly dry.
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Hopped_Silly (236) - California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a Guinness glass. While this beer is not the thickest, dense, most concentrated stout... Though this is certainly still full of tons of classic stout aromas and flavors!!! Layers of roasted grain, savory umami, mild soy, mild coffee and tons of bitter-sweet coco power. Lighter bodied and dry, with low carbonation and good mouthfeel. Low alcohol actually makes this a great sessionable stout!! Very easy to drink and enjoy. Pretty darn good if your not stuck on thick, over-the-top stouts. Even well priced.. No wonder this has received so many awards in the past decade. Long lingering finish, without the alcohol kick. I think true beer connoisseurs will appreciate this beer's lighter weight and lower alcohol, without the lack of flavor or length. Well made. Cannot be compared or judged against thick, monster stouts. There is a sort of give and take with what this beer offers.. Sessionable with TONS of flavor. Great combo!
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at the brewpub. Bitter sweet chocolate, dry though not too dry. Roasty with burnt toast in aroma.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black from draft. Brown head. Smooth. Nutty. Easy drinking stout. Happy.
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joeneugs (2143) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Whole Foods Coddingtown. I was only going to get a sample of this, but after tasting it I ordered a half sized pour. It really is a pretty great dry stout, although Iím pretty sure the beer board listed it as 6% ABV. Batch variation? If so, Iím sure this beer tastes different from the 4.6 version. It pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. The aroma is full of rich chocolate and coffee. Mildly floral. The flavor is the same beautiful roast with dark chocolate, coffee, little floral hops before a roasted finish. Medium bodied and really good! The floral hops and potent roast make a great combo.
doublebock (450) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with little head. Port and roasted malt aroma. Drinking the cask version so its silky smooth in texture. Tasting some caramel and fudge with a soft hoppy profile.
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a very dry dark molasses flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black beer with ruby higholights and a low brown head. Coffee and roast aroma. Coffee and light roast flavor with light toffee and nutty malts. Medium-light bodied. Light roast and light coffee lingers with light toffee.