OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013 jackstraw111 (10) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Was a dark, dark pour. Nice head - very creamy. Faint hints of chocolate and coffee, but not overwhelming. A very nice mouthfeel - full, but not heavy. A little on the sweet side - could use a bit more bitterness. Overall, a very likable brew.
Tap at the brewery. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Attractive black pour. Cocoa, molasses, prominent hops that pull in the direction of black IPA. Feels and tastes a bit thin to be out of short pants and on the big boy’s playground.
STOUT--IMPERIAL STOUT?--12 OZ. BOTTLE railcat1 (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
1999--8.50% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Dark black color. Initial spicy chocolate notes evolve into spicy rich smooth body with subtle cream flavor. Sampled 9/6/1999.
2003--6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Lacy espresso head. Opaque jet black flecked big dark sediment color. Roasted floral hop front. Creamy smooth rich burnt sweet cocoa toffee fruit estery mild coffee body. Rich coffee earthy hot hop end. Sampled 4/21/2004.
I forgot about this one in cellar and now i know why it poured black with a tan head and had a little coffee finish but besides that it really did nothing for me with flavor or taste and was a little thin.CHEERS! after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Black with a positively gigantic, dense, creamy head that you could float away on. Big buttery nose. Wow, you really can’t smell anything else but diacetyl. Rich, grainy, creamy body. Butter bomb all the way. Pretty much wrecked, and that’s too bad, because the appearance and what you can get of the recipe show lots of potential. Nice spicy hop finish. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
The beer poured an almost opaque black with ruby highlights and a small creamy tan head. The aroma was tart with roasted coffee notes. The flavor was roasty but tart and very dry on the bitter finish.
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/16/2007 shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
black, wispy beige head, sweet licorice and roasted aroma with a hint of ripe fruit, a bit thin, sweet roasted malt flavor, slightly tart soured milk character, lots of roasted bitterness in the finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Pours a deep black color is brown head. Aroma is malty, and diacetyl. Flavor is malty, roasty, and a buttery diacetyl finish. akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2007
Dark and handsome. Tastey however a flat, syrupy taste. It is thin bodied with a thick mouith like a stout should. smokey, chocolate sits very pleasantly. Smells like a porter... high octane jsquire (4621) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
I found this in the bottom of a box among the packing materials when I went to re-use the box. Ooops. Solid dark beer with a thin whisp of brown foam that diminished to an attractive ring. Great nose of dark sweet chocolate and coffee. Roast grain, dark chocolate, coffee bean, vanilla, licorice, ash, with a long bitter finish trending toward burnt coffee. Very enjoyable stout.