Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours solid black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt and caramel. Taste has some dark chocolate bitterness, the alcohol is noticeable. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Solid beer and incredible for the price.
Title_10 (22) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much of a stout lover, but definitely enjoyed this beer. Dark brown in color which fades to a red and orange around the edges. You smell more of the nine some percent alcohol than you taste. The alcohol is very well hidden among the toasty flavors and body. I havenít tried too many stouts, but so far itís my favorite.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Iíve been wanting to try this for years, but somehow it never was available. Poured smooth black with thin fast dissipating beige head. Roast malt and chocolate notes in the aroma. Flavour is wonderful, full bodied, roast malt, chocolate and coffee, toasted rusks. Full rusky finish.
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a smooth black with a small beige head and non-existent lace. The aroma includes lots of roast, toast, and slight hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste is quite charred, with lots of toast and chocolate coming through. Finishes with a bit of a charred linger.
Reid (1783) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz part of a 6 -pack under the "Wí11" moniker. $6.99 a sixer.Fred Meyer, S.Salem.
Not as pitch black as expected..kinda brown around the edges. very handsome large frothy,thick tan head.
Aroma very surprisingly subdued..some roasty,toasty malts..some floweryness there too.strange.
Taste is rather subdued too but a good chewy bitterness..dark coffee with some creme. Some sweetness..almost like honey!
Despite the subdued nature..i do like the palate on the beer..its thick and really goes down well.
Overall a strange one..9.3% yet barely a hint of alcohol until its well down the gullet. Also strangely smooth..
Not a great IRS..but its nice on a wet cold Oregon morning.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, root beer brown colored syrup consistency on the pour. Thin brown head indiciative of high alcohol content. Rich, brown malty nose. Dark roasted malt flavor with a dry, stong hop taste and finish. Satisfaction in a glass.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is why I donít like big commercial brewers, in the end they tend to suck. Like this beer. It just wasnít impressive. A weak floral hop nose that became malty and big bodied, but not really that good in the end.
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oregon Brew Fest: very dark pour with tan head, flavor has lots of roasted malt flavors along with some chocolate, just an overall damn good stout.
raphael (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ií,m not a big Widmers fan but they bring it
to the OBF--last yearís Full Nelson IPA was incredible, and that Potato ale couple years ago--and KGB gets answers.Coffee, bananas, roast malt aroma. a little lighter than expected, mouth-wise. A little sweeter too, alcohol comes through. crisp finish
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 [Vintage 2007] Tap @ Barleywine and Big Beer Fest... Poured black with a bubbly light brown head. Roasted barley malt aroma. Buttery biscuit flavors that meshed with the roasted malt notes. Had a nice alcohol presence that meshed with coffee beans and a little bit of hops.