jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2017 Arayaga2 (2221) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black with a big poofy tan head. Aroma of cola and chocolate. Taste is the same, with a burnt sugar edge. $2/12 oz
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (558) - 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 (4642) - 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 (1962) - 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 (2501) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor MI. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Mellow smooth with bright hops. Watery finish. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - 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 (2321) - 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 (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 ounce bottle
Slipstream (2703) - USA - DEC 30, 2016
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.
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2016 A mostly dry, malty stout. Bakers chocolate is the dominant flavor. Turkish coffee, a little molasses, a grassy/herbal note. Aroma of coffee, Indian spices, and a bit of sour funk. Pretty complex. A good one - brewed by SN, Port, and a few breweries I haven?t heard of before.