ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Can from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours an opaque black/brown, moderate tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty, maybe a hint of graham crackers. Rich body, very velvety. Very sweet and chocolate-y in the finish, nice slight bitterness, likely from warming or roasted malts. For $3, I’m not sure how one could do better. Yum! trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
From a growlerPours a pitch black color with a thick tan head that leaves great lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel, licorice and and roasted malt. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is thick with medium carbonation. This is a really good stout, with most your normal imperial stout flavors but they really do a good job with balance. This is the first beer I?ve tried from Fort George and definitely looking forward to trying their other stuff. raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2013
sour smell, with chocolate, licorice, caramel, surprisingly light in the mouth. chocolate, licorice, the bitterness of grapefruit, a little smoke. I like that the bitter leads, with nicely balanced sweet notes, the roast way back. strong milk chocolate head over deep dark. smooth, alcoholic finsish, gregwilsonstl (2662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Very black, like ink. Thin head. Thick and Chewy. Alcohol burn aftertaste. Hops dont cut through much. Nut sure how they got it this thick without oats. Thanks Aaron. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pint can. Poured deep brown with a quick-forming, well-retained head. The aroma picked up burnt black patent and dark chocolate malts with fairly sharp, kind of medicinal accents.. alcohol amplified.. this came across rough. The flavor found toasty, fairly generic black malts and a hit of espresso at the core.. sharp metallic/medicinal notes throughout.. dry finish with burnt malts, alcohol warmth (including some raw stuff), and carryover sourness. Medium-bodied and sharp through the palate.. I wanted to like this, but it just wasn’t pleasant.
AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Black body with lasting tan head. Kelpie, earthy hop, dry black malt, dark chocolate aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Bitter dry chocolate, earthy hop flavors with a table sugar sweetness--not bad. KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
16oz Can. The pour was a muddy pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) khaki colored rocky head that slowly receded, down to a thin film with a medium collar and produced good sticky streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, pine hops and a leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, coffee and possessed a moderate alcohol odor.
The taste was quite roasty and rather malty with a bold bitter chocolate presence early on, becoming quite a bit hoppier with a nice roasted coffee note and a bit of alcohol towards the finish. The flavor lingered for a very long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter hoppy taste left behind to settle in on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a nice hoppy Stout that had a nice thick creaminess to it. This is definitely a brew that a hophead would truly enjoy, in fact it’s kind of like (but not) a thick Black IPA...
pdx77 (1717) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On draught at Mo’s in Cannon Beach. Chocolate and coffee notes, dark black in color, easy drinking. reebtogi (6385) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
473ml can pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light citrusy and roasted grain bitterness. Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation providing a nice mouth feel. Nicely done brew is appropriate for the style and recommended. pictoman (1212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
16 oz. can pour. Appears dark black with frothy beige head. Aroma of Sweet roasted coffee beans and hints of chocolate. Light creamy texture to taste with flavours of coffee and hops. Bittersweet to start with a lasting roasted coffee finish.