slimweebs (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2004 One of my favorite local beers. It has a nice roasted flavor, but its flavor is well balanced and not overpowering. There’s hints of chocolate, nuts, and coffee. I could drink this beer everyday for the rest of my life. Plus, what a sweet name. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Dark brown in color, kinda light in color for a stout. Toasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Decent coffee and chocolate flavor, but the stout was a little thin tasting for my liking. Its kinda strang cause this used to be one of my favorite beers, i guess i have moved on now. SiddFinch (156) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
On Tap, Seattle: Slightly roasted and coffee flavors. Overall, very thin. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Very dark brown color with a small beige head. Strong roasted coffee bean aroma, with a little malt. Lots of coffee, some malt and chocolate. Good. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Dark brown color, almost opaque, with some ruby highlights and a small beige head. The aroma was dominated by strong roasted coffee tones...some chocolate as it warmed. The flavor was equally one-dimensional...tons of coffee. Fizzy mouthfeel...not appropriate for a stout.
Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Unexceptional to my taste, especially compared to the quality of their porter. Some hops in the flavor, not exceptionally rich, nor a long finish. I guess I defined this beer by what it was not. A ring of head with a slightly hazy and very opaque appearance. Sorry, it just didn't impress me. (on tap at Ringlers/Crystal Ballroom, Portland) bako666 (1) - USA - FEB 17, 2004 does not count
It's the best beer there is, nothing compeers. The taste is unbelievable and you drink it pitcher after pitcher after pitcher. If you like dark beer this is the best. aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Dark, but not really black. I can see a ruby red glittering through the middle from a distance. The head is a yellow tan, a bit fizzy and short lived. The aroma is roasty, but little else. The flavor is a bit cola-like, a bit of smoke, a little chocolate and nuts. Interesting but a bit thin. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Dark pour with brown edges and a little head and lace. Chocolate malts, raisins or plums come out in the aromas. Coffee bursts into the scene now mixing with chocolate and roast malts giving it a hint of mocha. Smooth and creamy going down. Very easy drinking. Great stout. freshksig (3) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2004 does not count
All I have to say is "Ruebinator"!!! I stopped at McMenamins for St. Patty's day last year on my way back from teh coast and ended up filling the back of my truck with "Terminator" and "Rueby". If you want a similar concoction look at my rating for CDA's Polar Bear Stout.