sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2007
22 oz bomber. Deep dark brown hue. Spiraling tan head. Strong coffee aroma. Toasty bready malt notes in the aromas as well. Nutty and cocoa. Medium bodied. Fruity raspberry flavors. Sweet and sour fruit notes. Nice tart flavor. Nice bitter coffee note. Good roast. The fruity tart flavor adds a nice dimension. The finish is dry and roasty with a touch of the lingering sour note. As it warms, the swwet nuance of chocolate starts to stand out. Pleasurable drinking. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
A deep black color with a nice head. This was a very nice stout. Has some nice flavors and the malt build was very nice This was a great easy to drink Stout. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Bomber. Pours a deep black, essentially opaque, with a very small dirty-white head. Minimal lacing. Nearly still. Big chocolate nose, with some coffee in there as well. Moderately assertive attack; medium body, no carb, some semi-bold flavor. Lots of coffee and chocolate, too much chalk. They’ve overdone the dryness here; the puckery coffee flavors, an astringent mid-palate, attenuating aspects of roastiness...they all combine to make a beer that’s just trying to be a black hole on the tongue. Add to all this the fact that the body’s even a bit watery in spots, and it’s not as pleasant as it might be. What others are saying seems to directly contradict most of this, though, so it’s gotta be worth a re-rate eventually. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2006
This is a very nice porter, too bad it’s suposed to be a stout. Huge chocolate aroma with some liquer. Very light in color and rather thin. Kind of a clash of hops with chocolate flavor and hoppy tin. Not great, but not horrible. Thanks Andre. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2006
This beer pours a mahogany to dark brown color with a nice visible tannish bubbly head and mediocre lacing. The aroma is very chocolatey with notes of brown sugar, heavy wood, possibly a bourbon cask, smoke and vanilla. This is easily the weirdest beer I’ve had in ages and trust me thats a welcome change. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with a very mild milky to milk chocolate mouthfeel and very little in the way of carbonation. Vanilla and brown sugar mouthfeel...thick and rich with an oak agedness to it. A minor hop bite kicks in just before the choco-monster attacks with his milk chocolatey stealth. Muy bueno..dry finish but not overwhelming. Little alcohol presence. MUST have more!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Dark black pour, heavy carbonation and a full upright brown head, not much lacing. The nose is a bit faint with some light smoke and alcohol. The roast is there but not very complex. It seems a bit one, maybe even two dimentional. The flavor is full bodied but a bit flat and starchy on the palate. A bit of alcohol in the tail and more astringent as it drags on. I didn’t care too much for this but it’s hard to make a dry stout that’s not enjoyable to drink. I know, blasphemy, but I have my tastes. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2005
My bottle is called Port Townsend Stout. Poured with a very dark body that is nearly black. The head is thin and light orange and brown. The aroma is lightly roasted coffee along with some popcorn. The taste has some light toasted peanuts with a very light note of coffee. The body is also very light and fluffy. This is a very smooth stout, but could use a little more oomph. Excellent for a session stout. Received in a trade with Larry Pitonka. 3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2005
22oz bottle. Huge foamy brown head that flows up and out of the glass, and a dark brown body underneath. Sweet musty nose of starchy dry malts, sweet chocolate and burnt wood (campfire). Medium body. Flavors of caustic, tinny coffee, wood and chocolate are a little too sweet, plasticy, artificial. Has promise, but ends up to busy and messy... nothing ever gets in order. Sweet, fuesal almost, tinny malt flavors. No thanks. IndianaRed (4782) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Bottle Pours a Jet Black with a tan creamy head and sticky lacing. Aroma is of dark pitted fruit, prunes plums molassas and smokey. Flavor is smokey and sour. Like vinegar. Don’t really notice the chocolate mentioned in previous ratings, but the coffee is there and some of the dark pitted fruit again. The body and feel is a bit thin and I was hoping for a bit more here. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Bottle pours opaque, medium tannish milk froth like head, with extremely sticky lacing. This one looks terribly good! Lovely aroma of dark roasted malts, soy, and chocolate. Flavor is semi sweet, a tad sour, with a slight flavor of raisins/figs and roasted malts. Not much chocolate comes out in the flavor tho. Finishes with a little hop bite, heavily roasted malts, and a bit of sweet soy. Body and mouthfeel are medium, a tad under what I was hoping for in a Stout. Other than that, this was a decent offering.