bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Chocolate/roast aroma. Nice chocolate flavor with roast and caramel. Lingering chocolate/caramel. Medium body. Not bad at all.
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub (7.6%). Aroma of dark toasted malt. Color is opaque black with a low tan head. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Quite smooth. The flavor is dark toasted, but not burnt, malt with a small sour undernote. There is bitter, but it is obscured by the toasted character. Very good stout.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap) Completely opaque black with a beige head. Burned and somewhat smoked aroma. Has a fairly full body with notes of salty licorice. A dry and bitter finish from the malts. Quite decent. 200307
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque, black color with tan head that laced the glass. Roasty aroma and flavor with bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Touch of sweetness at the end.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, light bitter. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/cream, light bitter. Creamy body.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at Triple Rock in Berkeley while back in SFBA area attending a conference. Appearance is dark black, very small tan coloured head. Sustained. Aroma has a creamy component with hints of coffee and roast bitterness.
Flavour is balanced between the creamy coffee flavoured component coupled
with the pleasant bitterness of the roasted malt component
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark black ale with a light chocolate aroma. Bitter chocolate. Lactic overtones. Some sweetness in finish. Light bodied yet good. (June 2004).
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wish they would have put diacetyl in the commercial description because this was loaded with it. Roast was hidden under butter. Slightly metallic. Slightly fruity as well.
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet buttery flavor. Ok on the bitterness. Wasn’t impressed.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Solid black with a creamy brown head. Smooth stout with lots of bitterness, chocolate, and alcohol. It does not hide the alcohol well and reminds me of foreign stouts.