GarrettB (1619) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016 monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good basic stout. Pours a thick black with a brown head. Smell is not great, coffee flavors, but also cough medicine. Taste is a little boring, but creamy and refreshing. Had on tap at the brewery.
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July 25th, 2014 - Our journey to Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery ends with the darkest beer of the lot - the stout. Dark and meditative, it looks patient, having waited for all the other samplers to be tasted before itself. The smell is muddy, earthy, with heavy malt overtones, and a dab of chocolate, but the flavor is thin and mild. So is the mouthfeel, which does little to assist the flavor palate. Hipsterchick (21) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Hipster organic. Roast coffee, extremely drinkable. Not off chart but organic. Oh it feels so good to pound a few Bronson’s, not get to FUBAR and know you are not ingesting GMO. One if best organically around bytemesis (8792) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
Tap. Pours dark black, small tan head, decent lacing. Aroma is heavy roast, a bit burned, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light sweet, ashy, dark roast, espresso grounds, light biter and a bit of acid. Medium body. AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark brown. Red hues. Almost no nose. Very thin and weak. Maybe some creaminess. Chalky indeed. Un memorable brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap @ Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Black pour with an off-white head. Aromas of licorice, roast, and coffee. A bit of molasses, some burnt sugar, and mild floral hops. Flavor is a touch on the bitter side. A lot of roast, licorice, and burnt sugar. Mild sweetness of molasses and dark fruit. Nice leafy hop character.
jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle at Max’s. Pours a black body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is cocoa, burnt coffee and chocolate malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, sweet malt, roast, and earth. r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Dark with a thin tan head, roasty malt aroma. Roasty malt, cocoa, and a bitter sweetness to the taste. Finish thins out. Not too bad. blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, hints of grain, and medium sweetness, Good stuff. j12601 (12974) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at Max’s for Jen’s going away tasting. Pours black with a thin tan head. Big chocolate on the nose, cocoa, coffee. Medium bodied, old plum, cocoa, chocolate, paper. Sweet, plum, cocoa, choc. Light paper on the finish. Meh.