JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on draft at the Thirsty Bear brewpub.
hmm, an Irish Stout w/ a Russian name...
I thought it was thin and a bit weak.
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Pours black with diminishing brown head.
~Scent of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.
~Chocolate, dark fruits, and roasted malt in flavor.
~Very thin feel. Pretty disappointing, Body is way too thin. Good finish.
~Decent stout, but water like.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent stout. Nothing special but a good representation. Toasty and chocolate. Creamy.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub: A tan bubbly head tops a deep brown with ruby at the edges. Mild roast in the aroma with cocoa flakes. Thin yet rounded feel. The flavor has a nutty roast to it but there’s apparent diacetyl. The roasted finish is mainly composed of medium huskiness. Eh.
anders37 (19082) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with some smoky hints. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some waek smoky hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with nose and flavor of tobacco, chocolate and roasted malts. Dry finish.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap at brewpub a black with medium small tan head. Aroma is light roast coffee and chocolate. Flavor has a bit of roast grain, coffee, chocolate and a creamy milkiness. The palate has a light smooth bitterness but finishes a touch watery. I thought this beer was good not great.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Poured an opaque black color with a light brown head. Tobacco, leather, and roasted nuts graced the aroma. Medium bodied with lots of roast and light lingering bitterness. I also tasted nuts and dark chocolate and occasionally some subdued mint.
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Thirsty Bear. Best of the tasting. Thick, creamy, almost velvet-like texture on the tongue. Black with cola-colored edges and milky latte-like head. Flavor is rich chocolate and roasted malt. Not overly complex but tasty.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad stout. Pours dark, cloudy and black with brownish tint. Flavor was a nice chocolate malty one, with some creaminess to the texture.