j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2017
On a nitro tap at the brewery. Pours a deep cola brown with a medium sized white head that actually sticks around. Roast and cocoa on the nose, chocolate and a bit of bitter coffee. Medium bodied to start, but it this right out and falls into the nitro abyss where mouthfeel goes to die. This would be a better beer with regular carbonation. Slow roast into the finish.
stevoj (5437) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Draft at brewery. Inky black with small creamy head. Aroma is coffee and burnt toast. Taste also focuses squarely on the roast grains, pretty bitter. Nice feel. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
On tap @ Faultline. Just about black in color with a tan head. Pretty much just bland and watery. Some roast, water, and ash. There’s a bit of acidity and sweet plum character. I don’t like the watery, flat, thin mouthfeel of the nitro pour here either, but it’s probably covering up some flaws so maybe it’s okay... The beer is just sort of semi-sweet black water. sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - NOV 18, 2015
On tap @ Faultline Brewery, Sunnyvale - CA. Color: deep dark beer with no carbonation and small brown foam. Smell: roasted malt, caramel. Black bread. Coffee finish. Taste: light body with good roasted malt and coffee caramel notes. Black bread finish. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt. Very nice beer. liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2015
On tap at the brewpub in Sunnyvale, CA. Aroma: roasty and chalky, with hints of chocolate. Taste/Palate: creamy, sweet, and thin; finishes slightly astringent.
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draft, on nitrogen. Smooth with a tall thick head, per the pour. Rich chocolate flavors without much sweetness. Overall good stout. batneil (754) - - FEB 21, 2013
Middle of the road stout, though admittedly I’m not normally a big stout fan. Nice enough. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Sampled at the brewhouse. This stout has nice flavor but the construction is off and very thin. bytemesis (8990) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Nitrogen tap. Pours deep black with a medium creamy brown head that laces well. Aroma is classical roasted malt, coffee, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet roasted malt and chocolate. No real bitterness for me. Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
The aroma is chocolate and chocolate. A decent head of a creamy off white brown and the beer was black as black. It was chocolately and bitter a great combo. There was little carbination and it had a medium/heacy body and very smooth. A good brew