bhensonb (16133) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Dark toasted aroma. Opaque black color with a creamy nitro style tan head. Medium body with smooth nitrogenation. Dark toasted flavor of malt, very light sweeetness, and not too heavy on hop. A hint of chocolate off and on. The finish is rather dry, and the remnants of burnt toast persist. Something of a cross between "old" & "new" Guinness. Nice aftertaste. BeerandBlues2 (14411) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roast malt with dark fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. j12601 (13473) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2016
On nitro tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Soft roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied, but a touch thin from the nitro. Chocolate, cocoa, roast, soft coffee. Roast into the finish, a touch of bitter bakers cocoa. slowrunner77 (13409) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a decent example of the style. i thought they served it on nitro, but this one was not. i think it would have been flavorful enough to hold up. Big roasted malt and some chocolate in both the nose and flavor. very dry finish. only a very slight vegetal off note prevents it from a higher score."
marcus (10976) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
On tap at Rubicon. This dark brown ale poured with a modest tan head. The flavor is a bit thin, but the malt shines through with a bit of a chocolate taste.
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
bb (9900) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Date: July 06, 2009
Appearance: black with ruby edges, solid lace
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: dry roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, light coffee character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Draft. Nitro. Blackish beer with a tan nitro head. light chocolate aroma. Chocolate and light coffee/roast flavor. Medium-light bodied. Light dark chocolate lingers with light roast and light coffee. JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/7/10. Black pour with a thick tan nitro head. Malty aroma with a bit of chocolate and roast. Light in the flavor, but nicely roasty and bitter. A bit of chocolate in there too. Could use a bit more body and it’s roasty almost to the point of ashy, but not bad. Braudog (6944) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2008
Draft pint at the brewpub. Classic Irish appearance, dark, creamy white top that stays put. Very nice -- light body, but really creamy, lightly coffeed, mildly roasty. Excellent!! (#3420, 4/12/2008) joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. It pours dark brown with a tan head. I can see a little light through this one. The aroma is pretty standard with some coffee and cocoa, roasted malt, hint of black licorice. The flavor was the same, although a bit muted. Also, the body was very thin, even for a nitro stout. Roasted malt was very weak. Nothing really wrong with this brew, just a bit substandard if you ask me. I’d stick to their lighter colored beers which are very good.