Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017 afrueh (49) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, molasses, dark chocolate, black, cloudy, frothy, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish
From Sept 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
It pours a very dark brown with some reddish hues. The head is about 1 finger and is more white than tan.
The smell has some roasted malt goodness with some slight bitterness. A pretty good nose overall.
The taste is packed with roasted malt, a touch of coffee, some dark chocolate bitterness....yep, this is another tasty 4%abv brew from Zion. They must have some skilled brewers there...
The mouthfeel *just* sneaks over into medium territory, the carbonation is lightish, and it finishes with some nice roasted malt bitterness. Drinkability is pretty top notch though...the foam quickly disappeared and no lacing is to be found. Oh well, it's the taste that counts the most and I think Zion has done a great job with that here.
Bottom line: My second sample from this brewery and tastewise, it's pretty darned satisifying. The appearance is the only thing that holds me back from scoring it higher. A good American Stout. slowrunner77 (13203) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"didn’t care too much for this stout. had a homebrewed stout of similar style tha had better flavor, aroma, and body. This one came across mediocre at best, and a bit thin. some dry roast, coffee, cocoa and a hint of smoke in the aroma and flavor, but a bit on the weak side."
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to my parents for bringing this back for me from a road trip they took several months ago. Black color. Sort of clear around the edges. Yeast chunks at the bottom. Thin khaki head, leaves good rings of lace. Good bitter roast malt character, hint of licorice and dark fruit. Little dark chocolate, hint of black olive. Mostly bitter taste, not much sweet. Lighter to medium body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky in the finish. Pretty solid dry stout. Satisfying to enjoy with my sandwich. EdInSaltLake (748) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Sweet/caramel/brown sugar and subtle roasted malt aroma, with some fruity English yeast. Roasted malt flavor (coffee/cocoa-ish) is prominent, with sweet, dark sugar, and fruity flavors. Mild bitterness and acidity. Maybe a tiny bit of meaty acrid flavor. Fairly dry from the roasted malt at first, then sweet in the finish. wheresyourball (575) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear brown with almost no head. Nose is roast, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is malt, roast, caramel, coffee. Very dry and somewhat unbalanced and thin.
Ron (4258) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
Went to majestic lodge at Zion Brewing and found out the brewpub was just moved to a location closer to the park. We bought the mandatory food(Utah law?) and had a stout. They only had Amber and Pale Six packs to go. Half of fridge was empty. Too busy? NO OH, the stout was standard stout. jb (3445) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
On tap at the majestic lodge on the way into Zion. Great view and fancy digs. Stout is really black. Nose is deep roast. More of the same in the palate. Nice full body joebudzjoe (677) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft from the Brewery. Advertised as a dry stout, but this is a normal stout. Notes of chocolate and oat, but due to 4.0% abv, there's an overall watery consistency to this beer. Not bad though. Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2012
A black colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of coffee with a little roasted malt. Notes of chocolate. The taste of some coffee with a little roasted malt and hints of chocolate. The aftertaste is sweet with some coffee bitter.