DuffMan (10270) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
On tap @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad. This batch listed as 4.25% ABV. Very dark, near-black with copper highlights. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and wood. Bitter coffee and burnt toffee with an austere rye-whiskey note in the very dry finish. Low sweetness-- excellent! JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours a dark brown. It’s a light stout, with dark roast malt, chocolate, and notes of coffee. Not very sweet and a light body, and a small amount of hops. I think this should be a dry stout. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Pours a bit thin, color of deep brown. No head and not a lot in the nose. The flavor is richer with dark chocolate and roasted malt. Kind of a coffee finish and thin mouthfeel. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Pours dark brown/black, roasted malts, coffee, little dark chocolate, little dark fruits. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Carlsbad. 4.5%. black-colored with a light brown creamy head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Sweetish roasty flavor with milk-coffee, light fruity notes and a dry finish. Medium-bodied and a creamy mouthfeel.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad, Listed as Truck Stout. Nitro Tap. Pours with a huge off-white head and streaks of lacing over the black body. Aroma is straight coffee grounds with a touch of smoke and lactose. Taste is bitter coffee and good roast espresso. Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at the brewery, on nitro. Aroma is like roasted coffee, maybe a hint of chocolate in there. Deep brown, almost black with a thick tan head, dense from the nitro. More coffee, dark chocolate flavors. Not overly roasty. Creamy with a light to medium body. On e of the best American made dry stouts I’ve had. Similar to guiness but a little more assertive all around. Very drinkable. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Black - brown head. Lactose, thin body, dryness, burned, coffee, smokey, cocoa, chocolate, high malty. Nice again. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2008
On tap at Carlsbad location. Very nice looking pour; dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. ARoma of roasted malt and cocoa; some toffee. flavor was a bit watery. Roasted malt and cocoa with some of out of place meatiness. A bit watery and strange for the style. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 growler from Carlsbad: black, still body with small tan head and minimal lacing; light carbonation, thin palate; bittersweet and subtle, roasted--chocolate, coffee, plain toast, and water; nothing offensive, good... i like it warm... when it warms, it becomes this desert-like fruit juice (weird, but good).