slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"again better on tap. do they have slight bottling issues. slightly thinner than the bigger imperials, the flavor is big--roasetd chocolate, coffee tones, malt, with a nice hop balance. solid beer. 3.4 bottle, 4 tap."
monk191 (1976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2013
A nice stout. Pours a very creamy black with no head whatsoever. Smells like chocolate and a bit of vanilla. Taste is extremely creamy, with some more vanilla and a bit of smokiness. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Had on tap at Billcos.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone madmitch76 (24802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Toasty maly with a slightly bitter finish. There is a subtle dark fruit tone in the mid. Smooth palate. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2009
22oz bomber courtesy of jh1982.
Pours dark, dark brown with some light shining through the edges. An aggressive pours yields only a few big bubbles around the sides which dissipate immediately.
The aroma is sweet with some chocolate and vanilla. It’s got a bit of roasted character and a slight tart sourness in the nose. Maybe getting a little oxidized.
The taste is more of the same with some bakers chocolate and dark roasted malts. It’s pretty light on flavor overall though and finish is slightly bitter.
The mouthfeel is where this one falls short for me as it has no carbonation at all and is extremly slick and oily. The body is very thin overall and need a bit more body.
This is a pretty disappointing RIS as it needs a good bit more carbonation and more flavor and complexity to be considered solid. As it is, pretty underwhelming. bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
22oz bottle more than 18 months old. poured into my chalice black with a big foamy tan head, which dispated down to about a figers worth and then stuck around. nice arom with hints of choclate and coffe. sadly the flavor was wquite there. there was sweet roasted amlt with no hint of the complexity seen in the nose. its was overly sticky with a slightly tart finish. I had low expectations for this beer, and they wer barely met. I am pround of my sactown upbringing. perhaps someday sacto will have better beer.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
22, capped and foiled. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Pours black with a scant but lacy tan head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Some chocolate in the taste Medium-light body and light carbonation. Espresso and smoke finish. HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
Several years ago I was at Sac Brew with friend and he recommended the Stout. I have always considered their beers to be marginal, but tried it. I remember saying to him at the time that this isn’t just the best of the Sac Brew beers, it is a really good beer. Jet black brew with a chocolate milkshake head. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty and chocolatey. Good mouthfeel. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Nose of chocolate, light roast, and some sweeter dark malts. Pours black with no head. Flavor is lightly roasty with some chocolate and caramel malts too. A touch of dryness in the finish. Seemingly a little thin in the body department, but it drinks very nicely. Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Black with a thin off white head. Aroma is lightly roasty, caramel- bland. Taste is a light roastiness, sourness, light chocolate. IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bomber from my buddy Derek. Nose of chocolate, a milky note, coffee, and a bit of hoppiness. Black with a big cinnamon tan head that laces nicely. Flavor is light bitterness, coffee, and some almond nuttiness. Finish is light bitterness.