SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a dark tan head. A fantastic head it is: cascading nitrogen-induced tiny bubbles falling down. The strong aroma is of coffee and molasses. This beer has an interesting milky sourness for a dry stout. Finish gives you a strong reminder flavor of the gypsum that is in it. Delicious! TEJA (3105) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
Draught at the Thirsty Bear, San Fransisco.
Long lasting brown head. Dark red color. Big chocolate aroma. Light body for such an impressive aroma. Long lasting bitterness that isn’t big but just lasts. dchmela (3075) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Cask at the new pub, dry hopped with Centennial. Pour black with a thick dark tan head. Big citrus nose with hints of chocolate and roasted grain. Medium malt body with lots chocolate, roasted grain and citrus hops in the taste. Very nice.
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Tap at the brewpub: A tan bubbly head tops a deep brown with ruby at the edges. Mild roast in the aroma with cocoa flakes. Thin yet rounded feel. The flavor has a nutty roast to it but there’s apparent diacetyl. The roasted finish is mainly composed of medium huskiness. Eh. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2008
On tap @ Thirsty Bear. Best of the tasting. Thick, creamy, almost velvet-like texture on the tongue. Black with cola-colored edges and milky latte-like head. Flavor is rich chocolate and roasted malt. Not overly complex but tasty.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
I had this on draft at the Thirsty Bear brewpub.
hmm, an Irish Stout w/ a Russian name...
I thought it was thin and a bit weak. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap, brewpub. Pitch black, medium nitro tan head. Strong roasted barley aroma - sweet as well. Medium watery mouthfeel. Very sweet taste, I thought this was easily a sweet stout all the way. Lots of roast as well. Apart from the watery aspect, this stout seemed somehow unique and pretty good. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2007
Coffe note in the nose, opaque black, creamy frothy head. Sweet for a brief second at the beginning--like dark chocolate. Then turning to a burnt charcoal taste. Creamy texture. Maybe too roasted, but fun anyway. jazz88 (2681) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Tap. Black with a big brown head. Roasted malt aroma. Good body with a great aftertaste. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2005
02.18.05 Black with thick brown head. Earthy, which was great, chocolate, roasty aromas betray bitterness. A touch sour, creamy (nitro). Reminds in some ways of Lancaster. Nitro sucks. Could be more bitter.