philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010 groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chocolate and coffee dominate... nice hop finish. Nice stout that would be a good introduction to the style.
Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Thunderhead Cream Stout 1999 12 oz. Yes 6.00% 2.0 / 5.0 Stout Dark clear red color. Rich cherry creamy foamy light chocolate front rapidly thins to a light body with just a touch of flavor. Carbonation takes over until dry finish. 2/23/1999
Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Thunderhead Cream Stout 2000 12 oz. Yes 5.50% 4.0 / 5.0 Stout Clear dark black color.Floral hoppy front with minimal roasted notes.Lightly toasted body, IPA flavor.Creamy head dissipates quickly. Chocolate notes develop. Clean creamy mellow dark IPA spice end. 1/20/2000
Portland Brewing Company, Inc. Thunderhead Cream Stout 2001 12 oz. Yes 5.20% 3.5 / 5.0 Stout Clear thinish dark black red color.Light tan head.Medium lace.35 IBU’s.Mild roasted front with floral hop notes.Thin roasted light sweet fruit Body.Light chalkiness.Easy dry hop citrus end.Black Lager 8/11/2001 ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor is slightly fruity up front, with cocoa and smoky tobacco notes emerging later. Dark roasted coffee finish. Perhaps a bit thin, and could use smoother/less carbonation. Nice dry stout though. RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Had this beer on 5/6/1999. Color is a solid black with good carbonation and a thick head. Aroma is a sweet rich roasted malt scent. Taste is rich, smooth and roasted. It starts with a rich heavy body with a wonderful roasted malt flavor coming out. This goes down smooth with the roasted malt flavor growing. The finish comes on with the malt flavor peaking, followed by a light hop flavor and good hop bitterness. This is a ver good Stout IrishBoy (4202) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Nose of coffee and chocolate; body shows opaque black with a thick, nicely lacing tan head head; flavor is hoppy with coffee, smoky, and chocolate notes. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Dark brown body with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/smoke. Flavor is a little bitter with the taste of chocolate and roasted malts.
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2005
I forget who brought this to Paul’s party, but thanks.Tmoney99 (14502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Poured black with a fizzy brown head. Aroma is light bitter roasted coffee. Taste follows from the aroma, but with very little sweetness or balance. Somewhat thin-bodied. Not bad, but not all that interesting.
Bottle. Pours a black color with a large creamy light brown head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Average roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Medium smoky stout flavor with a good smooth long finish. walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2005
from the bottle. poured black with a small tan head with some lacing. aroma chocolate, malt, coffee, with hints of smoke. flavor got hints of bitter coffee, and semi sweet chocolate did get some smoke and a touch of licorice. not to bad but don’t think I will buy again zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Dark black pour with a thick tan head. Looks just like it does on the label. Slight aroma of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Very good stout smell. The flavor is a well-blended mix of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee with a slightly bitter coffee finish and a bitter aftertaste for a split second. There is a lot of smoky notes throughout the beer. I think this is very much under appreciated. It even tasted good warm. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Emptied into the glass a pitch dark black, topped with a thin layer of head. The aroma holds a sweet and smokey profile being of roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice. The drink is average and is creamy while also having a fair carbonation level. Has a decent roast flavor to it up next to a mild hop bitterness. One of those beers i will remember i had before, but i won’t have anything in my memory to distinguish it by. Not to shabby of a dry stout.