Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Nice Stout. Probably the nicest thing in the lineup at this brewpub. Great head and good nose. Very nice flavor and color. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Dark brown pour with nose and flavor of tobacco, chocolate and roasted malts. Dry finish. Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2011
Sampler at the brewpub. Black but not entirely opaque. Creamy off-white head. Roasted aroma. Clean malty profile with nice roasted malts. Very nice roasted malts. Quite flavourful. Nice dry stout. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, San Francisco. Rated on 13.10.2012.sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
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.
On tap @ Thristy Bear Brewery, San Francisco - CA. Color: deer dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: sweet roasted malt. Black bread and caramel notes. Taste: medium body, easy drinkable with roasted malt and caramel balance. Not so hoppy finish. Very sweet nice beer. Aftertaste: caramel, licorice and sweet roasted malt. Small coffee finish. Maybe too sweet for a stout.
j12601 (11796) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin tan head. Soft roast, a bit of cocoa, chocolate. Medium-bodied, but thins out a touch due to the nitro. Soft roast into the finish, char and dark malt. Roasty bitterness. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap @ Thirsty Bear poured a clear dark brownish black with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, a hint of coffee and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied smooth and dry. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate and vanilla with a smooth dry bittersweet finish. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft flight 3/23/05 (Brewery)-Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, and coffee. Taste of the same with a bit of licorice. This full bodied brew was well balanced and goes down easy. Tide (3889) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Draught at ThirstyBear. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, coffee, nuts, vanilla and roasted malts. Bitter finish with chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Very nice dry stout. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[1/30/17] Draught at Thirsty Bear in San Francisco. Nitro. Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast, rather dry, sweetish note, bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Solid.