beertholomeus (1694) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown with an off white head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Chocolate, coffee, caramel and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a 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.
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 (1327) - 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 (1238) - 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.