rmussman (1701) - California, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brew pub. Pour was very dark and aroma was rich with roasted scents. Head is pretty thick thanks to the nitro. Overall flavor and texture is very smooth with a dry finish and a nice aftertaste. Very full bodied.
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.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From June 2007 tasting notes, sampled at Thirsty Bear. Dark brown, almost black with a beige head. Lighly roasty nose with a touch of smoke. Flavor starts with roasted malt, coffee and earthiness - moderately sweet then the bottom falls out (flavorwise) and fades into watery-ness. Light bodied, a bit watery with light carbonation.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark, a little bit mahogany around the edges. Roasty, coffee...it’s almost exactly like the 21st amendment 563 stout that I had last night. Good mouthfeel.
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big time cascade effect. Huge roasty aroma. Creamy nitrogen mouth. Long roasty taste. Clean overall and not heavy at all. Dry and roasty.
mrhoppy (1288) - 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.
Oscbert (1253) - 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.
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.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brew pub. Pours deep obsidian black with a thick dense tan head, laces well. Nose is light, mild coffee, roast, malts. Creamy roasty taste, light, clean. Very smooth. Very drinkable.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery: Dark brown color with ruby highlights and a typical tan, creamy nitro head. The aroma was very roasty and smoky. The flavor was sweeter than I expected...chocolate, roasted coffee. The feel was pretty flat (nitro, ya know) and slightly thinner than expected.