5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2014 MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma from the neck is malty, roasted, and carmelized sugar. Pours very dark red with a frothy tan head. The head itself has a hoppy aroma and takes a while to flatten down. Nice legs! Lightly carbonated with a medium to thick body, and nutty malt flavor. Malt forward with a muted but tasty bitter hop on the finish. This is a well balanced sweet stout with just enough hop flavor to make it an interesting and easy to drink stout. Even a bit creamy and slightly sticky with a hint of coffee, chocolate, and biscuit. Tasted from the bottle @ 54F.
Bottle:   Uh oh, super foamy head, and on the back end of the pour.   Oh man, overcarbonated, underlying notes of charred wood, campfire, roasted malts, a touch of sweet soy, but also coming across as tart.   Seems to have turned in the bottle.   Its only 4 months old, but its enough time for it to take $hit in the bottle.   Stored in the fridge most of the time... didn’t make a difference. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a rather thick tan head on it. Nose is roasty and bitter, with just a little bit of sourness to it. Taste is remarkably light for a stout, and a tad sour. Tastes just a little off from most stouts... Hanuta06 (477) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Serving: from tap at Hare & Hounds Public House.
Aroma: light malt aroma.
Appearance: very small, light-brown, initial head that instantly disappeared. No lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown/black body.
Taste: lightly sweet, cherry-like initial flavor and lightly roasty/burned finish with short duration.
Palate: medium bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent beer. Interesting taste. I’d gladly drink this again. robforbes (2260) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
pours a clear black with a slight ruby tint, a medium size khaki head, and great lacing.
smell is of charcoal, cocoa, and something burnt.
taste is smooth, milk chocolate, roasted malt, some coffee, and burnt wood. ends smooth and a bit dry. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Draft at der blokken. Pours black with little loose tan head. Fairly forward coffee nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Coffee and roast on the mid palate. Mild dark roasty finish. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2011
West Sound Brewers Night – Naked City Taphouse – Seattle, WABillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Black in color, clear with a thin head. Dark roast malt with hints of chocolate and coffee in the flavor and aromas. This warms up well and was tasty Stout. Dry finish this leaves you wanting more.
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Black bodied, rather flat. Baked biscuit roastiness in the nose and body with a mildly complex roasty flavor that ends dry. Some piny hop notes in the periphery. A solid porter/stout. Re-rated: 12/310/13 - Black bodied, cola head with some browning. Deep biscuit roastyness and toasted character throughout. Charred coal finish. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap @ Der Blokken. Black-brown pour with a persistant short tan head leaving moderate lace. Chocolate nose. Medium-light body is dry but there are baking chocolate, coffee, vanilla and faint cherry notes which add an implied sweetness. Finish is dry, pine bitter, chocolate, oily and almost peppery. This is an outstanding, richly-flavored stout which is quite sessionable.