Ernest (7814) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Draft at the brewery. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate, roasted grain, coffee), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with notes of vanilla, minerals, and berries. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Quite a nice aroma here, not just the usual stout/porter notes...reminds me of British versions (makes me think a bit of Deep Shaft Stout, which I haven't had in ages), albeit much stronger and thicker, almost impy stout like. Clean and elegant, esp. given its size. Sweet, but there's enough bitterness to keep it sippable. Another very solid entry from this place. The_Osprey (9101) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at The Rake. As 'Beachwood Kilgore Stout', 7.1%. Opaque black with a foamy brown head that leaves full lacing. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate. Body is light with tingly carbonation. Taste is earthy, little lime, dark chocolate, twiggy, quite a nice hoppiness. Bordering on a CDA really – fairly hop forward and thin bodied for a stout. Nice though. (6-4-7-3-15=3.5) Scopey (15651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Keg at The Rake. It pours cloudy dark - black with a thick tan head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, rich roasted malt, umami, vimto, sherbet, cacao, coffee and earth. The taste is dry, chewy malt, earthy, wood, charred earth, leather, brown bread, leather, tannin, coffee grounds and cacao with a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit chewy. Fair enough stout, but lacks the wow factor for me. TylerGreenDC (1046) - - SEP 12, 2017
Draft. Aroma of coffee. Flavor is mostly otherwise: chocolate, chocolate cake batter, a faint hint of coffee grounds or overly bitter SBUX espresso, enough to cut the sweetness of cake. Finishes with that quick burst of welcome bitterness. Lots of progression for 7.1%. Tremendous. j12601 (13091) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep cola brown with a medium sized tan head. Roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa, malt. Medium bodied, roast and cocoa, big malt and a nice hint of hot chocolate sweetness. Roast into the finish, cocoa, chocolate, warm roast, chocolate. A bit of plum and a hint of alcohol. Smooth and quite tasty.
Dogbrick (13748) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2017
On draught at the Seal Beach brewpub. Brown-black pour with a medium foamy tan head that dissipates steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and hops. Medium body with flavors of charred malt, coffee, fruity hops and a touch of spicy rye. The finish is roasty malt up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall. pictoman (1211) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
Poured from the tap. Near black with beige head. Bready malt with some roast malt, mild chocolate and hops, subtle hint of licorice. thorongil2 (3422) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2016
(Tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small, brown head; aroma of toffee, chocolate, than roast; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish blipp (9684) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Black patent malts, moderate roast, some hoppy bitterness, dark roasted coffee, and a moderate bitter finish. Decent. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
Deep dark brown with a nice light chocolate head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, anise, hint of vanilla. Full bodied, bitter roastiness on the palate with a lingering bitter finish. Taste is burnt toast, chocolate, dark fruits.