Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2004
So this is their flagship beer, and with good reason. Good taste of fruit, maybe raisins or grapes. Some chocolate elements in play too. Alcohol taste factors in perfectly. Good medium body. Fun stuff. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Black color, tan head. Muskat grapes in the aroma, special b, raisin. Nice roasted flavor, lots of complexities here. Bright & medium boded throughout. This is the opposite end of a thick imperial stout with tons of coffee & chocolate. 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 2003 version. Close to pitch black with a brown head. Very fresh and sweet aroma of chocolate, maple and sweet cherries and mint. Plum, cherries and smoked strawberries in the nose. Syrup texture throughout, with an Imperial-like dark fruit and nut quality. Very smooth, with bitter and roasted chocolate finish. Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2003
incredible in every way a giant aroma and dripping in stout greatness....NOT!!!
tastes like a weak porter with a slightly more roasted aroma AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Very smooth black and creamy (nitro), with malty nose and a nice rather mellow roasted flavor, and some sweetness to balance it. Quite good.
jazz88 (2677) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Tap. Black color. Some cherry and alcohol in the aroma. A good rich body. I also had the Nitro version of the same beer which was just smoother and creamy. willybrew99 (1) - USA - MAR 7, 2002 does not count
Just the kindest of complexities moreso pronounced in the nitro version. Amazing nose, balance and full body. dentarthurdent99 (8) - USA - MAR 4, 2002 does not count
Great roasted balance, nitro version is stellar gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 18, 2001
Very drinkable stout, a little sweet, but not overly so. The longer it sits the better it gets. Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Not has heavy as other Oregon stouts. A sweet, robust flavor and subtle hop profile.