tia (1948) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark with mocha dissipating head and decent lacing. Smells roasty and nutty. Tastes toasty and lightly bitter. Moderate bitter finish.
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. In aroma, a nice chocolate with light woody notes, vanilla. In mouth, a bitter woody chocolate with light vanilla beans and intense bitterness, again, unbalanced. On tap at the brewpub, July 30 2011.
TBone (16529) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@brewpub (Portland, OR)
This is an oak-aged version of their Hanso Stout. Dark, almost opaque black color, small beige head. Coffee, caramel, licorice. Light to medium bodied. Funny papery licorice powder flavor. This is an oak-aged beer but has only a tiny amount of woody flavor. Palate is watery, much more than 6.4% indicates.