GarrettB (841) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 31st, 2011 - Before I had a chance to visit the Twisted Pine Brewery, I went through Twisted Pine’s variety box, hoping to find a gem in a brewery that combined a beautiful Colorado aesthetic with the art of beer. I also hoped there’d be something special about Twisted Pine, who has, as it were, grown and clambered through the forest of a very competitive beer scene to make a name for itself. I begin this trek with their Cream Style Stout, a stout with a generous addition of roasted barley, and a medal behind it too. The pour is smooth and oily, like the Eunuch from A Song of Ice and Fire, but the head quickly deflates, revealing the beer, and unveiling the aroma. It’s savory, with roasted smells (the barley, yes?), not too sweet and absent the caramel touch I find in a lot of main line stouts. The barley aroma feel a bit tortured, but from this pain comes gustatory pleasure, where soy sauce and hints of raisin enter the bouquet. Despite the style, the body is flat, and smoother than I’m used to, but compensates for this with a savory, salty and delicious flavor. Fig is wedged in between tectonic plates of meandering flavors - burnt caramel, roasted barley, and more soy sauce. There’s a lot of smokiness too, but it’s surprisingly light and effete. This is good drinking, and a good start to my Twisted Pine sampler.
Finhead (1031) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour with a small tan head. The aroma has roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice. It has a full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. The taste mildly bitter with a roasted flavor.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Undoubtedly their best offering among their regular rotation, this beer is dark, rich, with a sticky mouthfeel. Medium to heavy body, notes of chocolate and dark fruit.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black almost indigo. Thin brown head. Coffee beans and some chocolate on nose. Thick chocolate malts. Not really feeling the CREAM but it's a decent stout
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jhamp9 (877) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with a nice khaki head. Aroma is initially milk chocolate but turns to coffee and cocoa powder as it warms. Taste is cocoa, coffee, and a bit of licorice with some bitterness in the finish. Aftertaste is coffee. Medium body. Pretty nice stout.
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark brown color with tan tight foam head, aroma is dry cocoa and raisin, flavor is malty cocoa, bitter with some heat, dark fruits, finish is lacking
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet roast and light dry finish. A decent stout from Twisted Pine.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great stout. Very smooth and creamy on the palate, with a nice balanced burnt malt profile. Loved it.
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours stout dark with a thin tan head. Sweet and creamy with dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Very smooth.
geeklimit (121) - USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a minimal head that laced the glass. Aroma is of dark chocolate and espresso aroma. Taste is a heavy chocolate malt with a light coffee taste. Palate is minimal carbonation in a thick syrup. Aftertaste is a dry dark chocolate with a sticky finish.