slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"well rounded stout that borders on an american imperial. flavorful and aromatic, with lots of roasted coffee and a decent share of bitter hops. a solid entry."
fiveacestx (605) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewpub - dark with a beige head. Veeeeery silky, veeeeery smooth! Nice coffee aroma and taste. A wall of lacing all around the glass. Very nice!
monk191 (987) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good stout. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells slightly like cigar. Taste is very smooth and creamy, with some ice cream in the finish. Favorite from Triple Rock. Had on tap at the brewery.
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ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Served a dark black color with a hint of brown and a finger of chocolate colored head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted and burnt chocolate malts with a touch of coffee and sweetness.
T - Starts off with some roasted and burnt chocolate malts and a touch of sweetness. Through the middle, some earthy hop flavors come through. The finish is a mix of burnt bitter chocolate malts with a bit of sweetness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy with a dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good roasted and burnt flavors with overall good balance. Nice dry finish.
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Triple Rock in Berkeley. Great flavor though the aftertaste was a little light for my preference and for a stout. Less of a meal in a glass and more of a refreshing sweeter stout.
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BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (don’t remember it being on nitro, nor do I see that in my notes, but I could be wrong) at the brewpub. Pours with a deep brown to black body with a minimal tan head of bubbles that fades. Aromas are roasty, molasses, brown sugar, minimal esters, no hop aroma. Coffee, chocolate. Flavors of brown sugar, some estery notes, alcohol, and chocolate. Some higher alcohols noted. Medium to light bubbles. A bit of an earthiness in the finish.
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is essentially black with a finger of creamy, tan colored head.
S: The nose is very roasty with plenty of coffee aromas to it. There’s some dark cocoa powder that is somewhat bitter and maybe even a touch of nuttiness to it.
T: A mild bitterness, some moderate chocolate notes, and a very heavy roasted malt component. There’s a touch of acidity to it, but it works out alright. Lots of coffee flavor, too.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is smooth and low to medium.
D: I’d definitely have this beer again. Smooth and easy to drink, like the style should be.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the brewpub. Nice coffee aroma, good roasty flavor with a nice malty sweet balance.
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with an average tan head and a marvelous treacle aroma. There is a slightly sour smoked malt flavor with a dry finish.
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark breadish and roasted malty. Smooth roasted malty flavoured. Light bitterness coming through. Ends dry and roasted. Lasting bitter impression.