douglas88 (8550) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Thirsty Bear. Pours a pure black color with a huge brown head, looks nice. A nose of sweet and dry coffee, roasted malts. The flavor is heavy toasted malts, coffee, milky chocolates. Sweet and very drinkable. Nice.
laiti (8137) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing, San Francisco. Rated on 19.07.2012
Aroma is roasted with coffee and licorice, Flavour has coffee, slightly salty licorice, hints of peat and ash. A bit watery but good. Best of their draught stuff at that time.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro tap at the brewpub Pours with a black body and a lasting tan head. Aroma of coffee, light smoke, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roast, bready, toffee. Lively bubbles and, like a few of their other beers, a slightly acidic finish that makes me suspect dirty tap lines.
lusikka (7740) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, San Francisco. Rated on 13.10.2012.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, tobacco and strong ash notes. Flavour is pretty similar; roasted malts, really strong tobacco notes, grassy hops and dark chocolate. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a bitter finish where tobacco comes through even more than before. Good.
PorterPounder (7539) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in downtown San Francisco. Tar black pour with a generous and long lasting creamy off white head and thick lacing. Aroma is pleasant, pick up some fresh lake water notes with a hint of chocolate. Very good roastiness in the flavor, with some bittersweet chocolate and coffee making prominent appearances. High lacticity makes for a very creamy and delectable mouthfeel. Very good brewpub stout.
bytemesis (7177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark black, small creamy brown head, long lasting and good lacing. Aroma is roasty, Ashes, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, pumoernickle, Ashes, almost lactose. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Different and tasty.
Sledutah (7134) - Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Thirsty Bear
Appearance: Black with a nice tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
A little thin, but good.
jgb9348 (5811) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown coloured body (80% opaque) with a frothy white head, and yes, you could tell from the minute it hit the counter that it has been nitrogenated. Aroma of roasted products - malt and nuts the strongest essence. Light, Smooth bodied; Tastes of coffee and chocolate dominate the early tastes and stay long on the palate. Aftertaste shows more malt and a bit of the nuts from the smell. Overall, a good dry stout that shows well at a brewpub. I sampled this beer on draught at the brewpub on 28-February-2007.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Roasty milk chocolate and coffee aroma and taste. Fairly basic stout.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color, creamy tan head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. A bid bodied stout. Chocolate malts predominate the taste. Bold flavor with a dry finish. Well balanced. Nice stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth and dry. Aftertaste us malty and slightly bitter.