thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Loved this stout. Poured into a 12 ounce glass with very dark Brown to black colour. It has a very pleasant aroma, but very mild. Flavour starts coffee, then to a full chocolate malty body. Purchased from Nugget supermarket on sale $7.99. Very good value. bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Served in a 12 oz. pint glass. Pours deep brown/black but with less head than I would normally expect from a stout. Nice cocoa and coffee notes in the aroma. Smooth taste with a good balance of malty and roasty flavors. Overall a good stout worth drinking again! BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2010
12 oz bottle and served in my Bells snifter: Pours a deep cola brown with a slowly fading frothy beige head and left spotty lace. The aroma has notes of oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, ash and tar earthy esters along with some noble herbal hop vapour. The taste rather straight forward and what you expect from the genre, sweet malt with cocoa and oat overtones supported by a light twangy dark fruit and coffee tone. Light bitterness and earthy yeast qualities upon the finish. The mouth feel is smooth, moderately lively and easy to drink, a tad chalky. A solid brew. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and ale esters. Slight creamy mouthfeel with average carbonation. Flavor of dark roasted malts, coffee grounds, and dark chocolate with a very light hopping rate to balance things out without being too bitter. Dry finish with some wet grain notes. Not bad robertjm (893) - Albany, California, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Pours a huge thick tan head. Dark black body. Absolutely gorgeous. Appearance couldn’t get any better! Great traditional aroma of roasted coffee and oatmeal. Flavors of black coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Only quibble is perhaps the body is a little on the thin side and could be more chewy. Probably one of my favorite Mendocino brews!
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
12oz bottle from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton, OH. Pours a black color with tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. I’m a huge stout fan and this isn’t one of the better ones. It’s good, certainly drinkable but too bland. Just doesn’t have the flavors bursting out like I’m used to in bold stouts. This is a heavy stout with lots of oat flavoring, probably why the bland taste. Some hints of coffee in the taste but not enough. Decent beer. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. hayduke (5601) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
From a six pack at the Northcoast Coop costing $8.89 this 12-oz bottle poured inky black with a long last lasting creamy tan head and sticky lacing rings. Nose is toasted malts and coffee, with some fruit. Rich body and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and ripe fruit and the finish is bitter. A very well crafted stout and a real buy for beer this good. nearbeer (5516) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2010
12 oz. Opaque black with a lasting, quarter-inch creamy head and crunchy lacing everywhere. Nose is creamy espresso, charred wood and light berries. Medium-heavy body is velvety smooth, slight wateriness makes this one very drinkable against the big malt. Flavor is espresso with cream, smoky char, raisin and molasses. Most excellent. slush2 (5) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2010 does not count
I don’t know. There’s something about this. It’s good. It isn’t bland. It is heavy, but it isn’t killing the gut. It’s got a clear, delicious taste. It’s beer, and if you haven’t had a good one in awhile, then you’d do yourself a favor by trying one of these once. I can’t say it’s the best, because maybe I haven’t had that yet, but this could be it.