bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle at Whole Foods in Sacramento. Very black color with an emphemeral tan head. Smells burntly toasty. About medium body with creamish carbonation. Flavor is really gritty burnt toast. Goes on to a touch of sweetness before finishing burnt, lightly smoky, bitter. It’s an ok thing, and reminds of the original Guinness from 40 years ago. Except the flavor leaves the mouth rather than staying. Arguably a bit short on ingredients. Ratman197 (14842) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bakers cocoa, roastiness, vanilla and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt and bakers cocoa with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small frothy off white head that diminishes quickly leaving decent spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a sweet fruity malt with raisin and light roast. Thin mouthfeel with a roasty malt with brown sugar and molasses with a nice dry finish. Easy to drink, a good dry stout from Indian Wells. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy chocolate and roast malt with earthy hops. Flavor is heavy chocolate and roast malt with earthy hops and light bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy ) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and toasted grain. Flavor of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, and chocolate with a dry finish.
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"wow...jlozier is right on the money on this one. had it as part of sampler pack of 8 IW brews. there’s a crap malt or some kind of negative common denominator that makes all their beer sub par...not to mention the thin head, body, and flavor. not much to add. "
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Amost a black pour with a small brownish head. Aroma is roasty and has some prune notes. Flavor is a bit sweeter than most Irish dry stouts and has a definite smoke note to it. Very unique for the style. I like it. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Date: July 20, 2011
Appearance: opaque black, fint tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of bitter dark chocolate, hint of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: **+ /4
This dark brown beer poured with a nice tan head and a smoked malt aroma. The flavor is burnt, creamy and malty, but a bit too thin for a stout. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle. Blackish beer with a thin tan head. Chocolate and light roast aroma. Chocolate and light coffee flavor. Lighter body than expected. Chocolate, light roast, and light licorice lingers.