lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, San Francisco. Rated on 13.10.2012.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, tobacco and strong ash notes. Flavour is pretty similar; roasted malts, really strong tobacco notes, grassy hops and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a bitter finish where tobacco comes through even more than before. Good.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Lots of roast, a pronounced acidity, and some earthy hops. A fair pint of coffee, some coffee grounds, water, and a light chocolate note. The flavor is bland and watery. Some roasted malt, a mild bitterness, maybe some chocolate, and a bit of earthy hops. A light fruit note on the finish.
laiti (7870) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing, San Francisco. Rated on 19.07.2012
Aroma is roasted with coffee and licorice, Flavour has coffee, slightly salty licorice, hints of peat and ash. A bit watery but good. Best of their draught stuff at that time.
olio (8700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Thirsty Bear, San Francisco.
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with medium smooth foamy head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, mild dark berries and cocoa. Flavour of chocolate, dark toasted malts, dark berry notes and hints of vanilla. Smooth creamy palate, a bit too watery though.
ration (2086) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
180712. Tap at Thirsty Bear, SF. Pours black with a nice thick head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Slight bitter roasted malty dry taste. Medium palate.
thetmaxx (893) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at thirsty bear, thanks to bnoel09 for sharing! Poured with a beautiful nitro head. Flavor has good chocolate and roasted notes, was a good dry stout.
bnoel09 (569) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Jet black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee with roasted malts. Flavor is the same. Very creamy mouthfeel. Overall not a very complex stout but still good.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, coffee and roasted malt aroma, similiar taste, but a little lacking in body. nice dry finish.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at the brewpub. Black but not entirely opaque. Creamy off-white head. Roasted aroma. Clean malty profile with nice roasted malts. Very nice roasted malts. Quite flavourful. Nice dry stout.
thebeertourist (5167) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a nice, creamy, light brown head. Chocolate and roast, the latter more pronounced in the mouth. Good balance. Nice one.