mrbirmingham (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2009 Cream Style Stout by Twisted Pine Brewery http://www.TwistedPineBrewery.com/
Beer Style: Sweet Stout
Two 12 oz bottles
Aroma: A pleasant medium strength aroma of roasted grains and mild coffee.
Appearance: Pours deep rich black with a tan head. The head dissipates quickly leaving traces of head on the glass.
Flavor: The initial taste is lightly sweet with smooth roasted grain, malts, and coffee. The after taste lingers while the roasted flavors intensify.
Mouth feel: It has a medium body, with mild carbonation.
Overall Impression: It is easy to drink. The appearance and mouth feel are the beer’s strength. It would make a good base stout to add coffee or possible cherries to. It seems to hit the BJCP style guides, but I would like a fuller flavor. If you enjoy drinking beers with subtle flavors, this beer is for you.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). Very thick and black color, which does not allow light through. Little to no head. Head is light brown and diminishes almost immediately. Light head lacing. Malty aroma. Soft carbonation. Nut and rosted malt taste. mouthfeel is somewhat abrasive. Overall a good and flavorful stout. One of the better beers from twisted pine, in my opinion.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the pub. Deep black (low light) with a tan head. Heavy burnt milk and roast in the nose. Cream flavor but a little bit abrasive and astringent on the palate. Scores points by being fresh and also for a slight milk chocolate candy sweetness. Not bad fresh on tap.
Ungstrup (30782) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. A pitch black beer with a big brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of chocolate as well as notes of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is sweet malty with strongnotes of chocolate as well as lighter notes of roasted malt and bread, leading to a dry and slightly roasted finish where the chocolate note lingers.
uhclem (398) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average aroma and appearance. Nice flavor but too light. Mouthfeel was thin and watery. Hardly any aftertaste.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz sampled while in Boulder, CO. Nice impressive pour, inky black and clearly quite a substantial body. Minimal head, but not a big deal for this style. The nose was heavy on the chocolate malts, very lush but without the roasts other reviews have mentioned. Big chewy body, but I felt that the flavor profile was a bit one-dimensional - even for a cream stout I want just a trace more bitterness.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich coffee, toffee, and dark chocolate nose. Black with a faint red hue. Creamy head that stays. Bittersweet chocolate, with some smokiness. At first seems full bodied, but finishes a little thin. Decent Stout, the huge bittersweet chocolate characteristics are interesting.
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
When you think of a ho-hum watery stout, you think of Twisted Pine Cream Style Stout. Nothing great here. Very little on the nose, pours a pretty nice dark color with a head that doesn’t last long. Coffee and toasted malt flavors come through. Pretty sweet and very watery on the palate. Just "meh". Not a very inspiring beer, but not terrible.
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this beer on 9/4/1999. Color is deep black, carbonation looks good with nice head. Aroma is a rich toasted malt scent. Taste is rich, sweet, and toasted. Starting with a rich body it goes down sweet. The finish is a bit different for a stout the sweetness turns to a toasted flavor and this becomes a slightly burnt, bitter taste.
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 22oz Bomber
One of the best stouts that I have ever had. The flavors where flawless. Loved the dark chcolate and the deep coffee and toffee flavors to follow. This was tihck and just right in all aspects. Loved this beer. Great Stuff.