Bill Becker (1367) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black/brown, lots of firm tan head. Oily chocolate aroma, lively and green, fresh cut oak. Inky warm dark chocolate flavor, very high frequency and sharp. Dry-leaning finish with lingering resiny bitterness. Good full heft to the palate. Well-crafted beer.
From Jul 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle a pitch black with a large off white head of foam that dissipated slowly
The smell has a lot sweet roastiness to it with notes of chocolate and coffee.
The taste is also very roasty...nice balance between the sweetness from chocolate and coffee flavours and the hop bitterness. Makes for a very tasty yet smooth brew and there's no alcohol presence on the palate at all. Yum!
Bottom line: One of my favourite American Stouts out there. I highly recommend it! ricke49 (68) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Has been the ‘standard’ for more than 20 years imho. Just bitter enough to let you know you’re not sipping a sweet malt bomb. Great on a Fall afternoon. bdleedahl (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
On nitro at the brewery. Nice feel, but he hops come through significantly more than the roasted malts, which to me is not overly desirable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone yoxik75 (159) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Piana drobna, obfita, trwała, zdobi szkło, ideał. Kolor Czarny. Aromat nuty palone, estrowe, lekko kawa, przyjemny. Smak, wysoka palonsc lekko kwaskowa, kawa, gorzka czekolada, są owocowe estry, lukrecja, zauważalne chmielenie, średnia goryczka. Piwo gładkie z średnim ciałem, delikatną słodyczą, Bardzo Dobre. tntracey (100) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into frosted pint glass. One my absolute favorite "mass produced" craft beers. Predictable, well balanced and good to the last drop stouts. Kinda early in the season to begin drinking dark and heavy beers, but I could not resist!
BlazerT (1218) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 7, 2017
Nice, smooth, velvety, creamy, light to moderately coffee and dusty. Medium body, oily texture, light heavy bitterness. In overall nice, decent and drinkable. KevinReddirt (209) - Midland, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Always pleased to get to try a Deschutes beer for the first time. That is the case here, a single 355 ml bottle picked up in North Dallas and carried home. Poured into my Buffalo Bayou tulip glass it delivers a tuxedo black liquid and a dark tan head that promptly subsides. Taking a smell, dark raisin, baker's chocolate, malt and rock candy. A sip now, dark roast coffee, licorice, malty and hoppy both, a very small touch of sweetness. Finishes with a strong, decent bitterness. I would like to have again if it ever shows up. Klimaet (2960) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2017
Tap @ Deschutes, Bend as Nitro. Pours black with a medium creamy dark brown head. Aromas of roasty ashy malts, chocolate, bread. Taste is roasty, bitter, coffee, ashy notes, bready malts.
sulawang (1187) - - AUG 13, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours ultra dark brown without a head but temporary surfacing bubbles, thin ringed retention, barely visible singular micro streams.
HighlanderOne (1365) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Nose: toffee malt, sweet cocoa, chocolate truffle. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: off-dry crisp, roasty malt impression
Mid-palate: background controlled acidity, (lvl-3-sweetness), coffee fruity overtones, medium dry roasted barley malt
Finish: long-lingering medium bitter dry woody roast, roasted exhale
Summary: Lots of lengthy roasted malts with a just enough sweetness and acidity to balance it out. Medium bodied, low creaminess. Smooth drinkability.
Poured from bottle / can
AROMA - malt and cocoa
APPEARANCE - stout black, lacing.
FLAVOR - roasted malt, dry cocoa, licorice, hint of coffee.
PALATE - smooth, full, slightly sweet
OVERALL - I would buy again