bytemesis (9345) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2017 Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. black body with a tan head. light roast nose with a good scent of chocolate. grassy hop hits first then gives way to a roasty smooth cocoa. a tangerine tang in the middle then the caramel and marshmallow cover that up. lingering sweet roast flavor.
Bottle. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates leaving good lacing. Aroma is roasty, burnt, coffee grounds, black licorice, leather, molasses. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, heavy roast. Medium body. Soft mouthfeel. jgb9348 (6517) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, grain, lactose, cream, anise, licorice and a touch of vanilla at the tail end. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavours at first of oats and grain with a nice licorice and toffee sweetness at the back end, with some slightly burnt flavours along with some peat and a touch of smoked grain as well - nice and sweet on the finale though. Aftertaste shows some grain, a lot of vanilla and mellower notes, a hint of oak and a dry but noticeable roasty flavour that shows some coffee, chocolate but a ton of malt flavours. Overall, a nice stout with some good flavours, especially the roasty ones and ending with a smooth sweetness but good complexities, especially for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 08-June-2016 for US$22,99/twelve pack, sampled at home in Washington on 14-May-2017. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2017
Tap; pours nearly black with a brown head; aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and hints of molasses; taste is slightly bitter with chocolate, roasted malt, and a little coffee; dry, light bitter finish with some roasted malt notes BreWedge (560) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
12 fl oz bottle via Piscator34. Pours near opaque with a large, big bubbled mocha head. Aromas are smoke and chalk. Tastes are big smoky malt, dry, bitter, maybe a bit of coffee. Chalky, full bodied, long dry finish. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy tmoreau (4678) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters showing a black/brown hue with a bit of ruby highlighting, brownish tan froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was roasted, malty, with a hint of freezer burn, cocoa, and dryness. Ditto on the flavor, medium bodied, with low carbonation, a touch of creaminess to the mouthfeel, and roasted & earthy bitterness, with some added, coffee-like astringency and dryness to the finish. Nicely robust.
zgaier (1966) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a brown head and roasted, sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is full of roasted malt and chocolate notes, along with black coffee and caramel into the finish. markas101 (2509) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor MI. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Mellow smooth with bright hops. Watery finish. Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2017
12oz bottle pours with a deep dark body that supports a nice mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up malts, chocolate brownie, bits of burnt malts and coffee. The taste delivers a pleasing load of chocolate and then it gets into a growing dark roasted maltiness as well as some burnt malts. Into the finish a highly roasted coffee note also comes to the surface. Nice robust highly roasted beer but also grounded in some sweet malts and chocolate. csaso (2336) - Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle - good size tan foamy head, dark black color, big roasty malt aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, mildly smooth finish, very good overall Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 ounce bottle
I’m not sure how I feel about so many breweries being involved in a single release. Sometimes too many chefs can overthink a release. Fortunately this one doesn’t suffer that problem though it can be hard to tell who came up with what. Maybe Sierra Nevada should go back to a single brewery partnership.
Aroma / Appearance - Rich brownish black fluid infuses the glass with a sandy presence. The head has the appearance of foamy wet sand. Chocolate, rye, licorice, and coffee lend a dry experience to a doughy nose.
Flavor / Palate - Malty espresso and rye toast pair like a light breakfast before work. Chill and laid back, the flavor profile brings to mind Founders Breakfast Stout or other similar beer if they were accented by a rye backbone. This does not stand out from other Beer Camp releases enough to deserve a full six pack but I was not disappointed.