DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Poured black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Went down fairly smooth with only a hint of bitterness. Slighlty over carbonated, but didn’t affect this great brew CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of slightly oxidized sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate. Starts somewhat thinner with a mild dark caramel and lactose sweetness before a drier finish. An ok dry stout, but seems pretty bland. Perhaps an older bottle, but it looks like the bottle itself was manufactured sometime in 2007. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
Dark mahogany, clear, compact brown head. Very nice nose of raisins, fig jam, and chocolate. Chocolate and raisins/dates with a woody dry finish. a little too carbonated, but otherwise a delicious brew, more like an old school porter. dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2008
12 oz bottle from stoutlover72, thanks Garrett. Pours a dark brown body with murky chocolate brown edges and a large foamy light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso beans, chocolate, molasses and bread. Very thin bodied with lots and lots of carbonation that was very distracting for a stout and really knocked this beer down a few points. Flavor of burnt coffee, toast and chocolate. The bubbliness of this beer is more bothersome then Reese Witherspoons acting. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
How this beer is off the radar screen is beyond me. Perhaps because it isn’t barrel aged, or have a cool name. But the beer inside this plain looking bottle is really tasty, and a helluva price ($6 for a sixer). A fairly straight-forward aroma of dark chocolate, some coffee. Roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate. Some hoppy bitterness towards the end (perhaps it’s just the roasted coffee, almost espresso like). Fantastic beer for an incredibly low price.
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours an almost black, dark brown with a big beige head. Roasty, sweet chocolate, and slightly acidic aroma. The flavor is roasted bitter,coffee, and dryness. Medium body with medium carbonation. It’s a pretty drinkable stout, but I’m not loving it. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Poured black with tinges of ruby on the glass. It had medium lacing with medium, tan head. The taste was of espresso and dark chocolate with slight creaminess. It had some sour bitterness like other Irish dry stouts I’ve tasted, such as Guinness. Overall, an excellent example. elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
From bottle. As beautiful a stout in a glass as I have seen. Deep tan head that lingers. Aroma of poached pears. Flavor very roasted, with occasional hints of bitter chocolate. Smooth transfer of flavors from chocolate to earthy hops on most tastes. Touch of tartness on others. Well done, nonetheless. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2007
mystery 2.0. Got a large fizzy tan head on a black/brown body. Poured a bit loose? NOse was great. Roasted chocolate and coffee. Nice coffee and roasted malt. Nice dry finish. Good solid stout. slacker90291 (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
12oz...I found this beer at Trader Joe’s about six years ago. I had no clue who the brewer was, as the packaging didn’t state. If memory serves me right, it was under $5.99 a 6k. Do I hear bargain? A great find if you don’t want to pay for the similar Old No. 38 Stout that N Coast also makes.