badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy off white head. Roasted grain chocolate and coffee aroma and taste with a mildly bitter finish.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown black with a big, creamy, resilient, offwhite head and sticky sheet lace. Smells eh, dishwater and lightly roasty. Tastes lightly roasty and sweet, dishwater, watery, eh. Light, watery body, smooth carbonation.
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of dry roasty malty character slightly sour. Light. Good example of the style. Kinda creaminess just lingers in the finish. Decent
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at PP Ocean Beach, 19/04/14.
Light black with a good sized tan covering that retains well, good full glass lacing ensues.
Nose is light roast, toffee, earthy cocoa, light metallics.
Taste comprises much the same, nothing else to say, less metallic though.
Medium bodied, soft to fine carbonation, light drying close.
Ok dry stout, flavours are pretty basic but the look and feel of this one score well.
bergstaden (2811) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a creamy off white head - Some roasted malt in the aroma - Malt body with some roasted malt with hints of hops as well - Malt finish with some roasted malt in the finish - This was nice
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at Toronado. Licorice flavour, OK stout, likely improved mouthfeel from the nitro.
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color that is nearly black. The head is creamy, dense, and khaki in color.
S: I get a lot of coffee and dark chocolate/cocoa notes out of this, which is pretty typical. A pretty substantial amount of roast and maybe even a slight creaminess. Not as overly dry and acidic on the nose as a lot of the beers of this style.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor is not as impressive as the smell. This is pretty watery and as such, the beer lacks flavor. Some decent chocolate and coffee notes along with some roast and bitterness make up what is there.
M: The body is thin and watery with a smooth, typical nitro carbonation.
D: I quite liked the nose, but the flavor was a real disappointment. I know Nitro is appropriate for this style, but it really sort of kills the flavor a lot of time.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
> A meh dry stout catering to the non beer nerd crowd
[ Nitro ][ Pizza Port Bressi ][ 4oz ][ Mini Stange ][ Free ][ 2/26/14 ]
>> Deep black ruby, okay foam. Nose is roast, ash, lemon. Taste is apple, ash, water, bitter, no sugar at all. Weak palate. Very thin, not much dry stout creaminess or nitro mouthfeel. Just meh.
<!> weak palate, little creaminess