mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013 AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rated 4/21/03 at the Wet Dog Cafe (Pacific Rim Brewing), Astoria. Black body with a tan head that lasted, nice full roasted malt aroma. Huge roasted flavors of chocolate and coffee, and a great bitter finish. This is a very good stout, so good, I got a 22oz. bottle to take home.
Pitch black, impenetrable. A short 1/2 finger of rusty-vanilla cream head.
Light sweetness of baker’s chocolate and a non-descript coffee roast. Fair strength. Shows off a rich, deep roast coffee bean and a dark cacao. Thick grain, toasted/burnt and borderline ’molasses’, though not nearly as sweet.
Creamy’ and ’smooth’, a wonderfully velvety texture that builds a slight Booziness / heat with each sip. Nice.
stchloe (1104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Very good roasted flavor. Starts as a oatmeal cream stout, but finishes bitter and coffee-esque. Not the heaviest body. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2008
This is a solid sweet stout, that never gets out of control. Remains well balanced and does not get too sweet or overly roasty. Nice chocolate and hearty maltiness, this is rich and creamy on the palate. BillKismet (4106) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Dark as a night at sea with an unfading, frothy chocolate head. Dark malt roasted aroma and a very smoth roast malt flavor with a finish carrying minimal bitterness. A hearty oatmeal stout. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Dark brown with light brown edges, a brown head and wormy lacing. Chocolate aromas with some soy and lactose. Bitter roast as well. Bitter coffee flavors, some chocolate and more soy. Finishes roastily bitter.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled draught at Wet Dog Cafe/Pacific Rim, Astoriamreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Amber edges on a black canvas, retentive tan head. Nose of sweet roast, rich spices & chewy malts. The flavor is creamy, balanced nicely, sweet but expected.
On tap at Astoria pub. A strong stout, almost Imperial-esque. Dark, roasted flavor, alcohol is definitely noticeable along with a smoky flavor. Very tasty and worth trying. 3fourths (9356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Dark brown, medium-bodied, which is kinda light for a stout. A little bourbon and smoke in the aroma, some roasted malt flavor, regular coffee flavors with some bourbon would be my guess. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Real roastey, mocha and espresso. chocolatey with a bit of a bite. burnt malts, citrucy and tart, dry finish Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2003
mocha aroma, cloudy dark brown, medium body, building dryness and bitterness with soft choclate notes