kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Dodgrey’s Dry Irish Stout
Black, big fine nitro head, very creamy body with a slight oily (oatmeal?) character, rich dry roasted malt flavor, hint of oatmeal, dry finish, only the slightest touch of roasted malt bitterness and then only after warming
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark opaque black with a thick, dense, tan nitro head. Aroma is mild, and semi-roasty with some dry maltiness. Starts lightly sweet with some cooked vegetable flavors turning more dry toward a roasty dark chocolate finish. Done pretty well to style, I guess I’m just not that big a fan of dry stouts.
BBB63 (5960) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at brewpub and served with nitro: Near black with a tan creamy nitro pour head and very good lace. The aroma is roasty and charred, chocolate, herbal and flowery hops, walnut and a hint soapy. The taste is dark malts, bittersweet with a mild hop background. Very light smoke and nutty qualities on the finish. The mouth feel is creamy but thin. A very average brewpub paint-by-numbers dry stout.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark black color with a dark tan head. The aroma on this is definately roasted with a mainly coffee, lightly chocolatey nose. The flavor throws you off a bit as it's a bit more acidic and maybe astringent than most stouts. This was nitrogen charges, so it was definately creamy in the mouthfeel department. A well made stout that didn't quite live up to what it was boasted as, and as Chris pointed out, would be damn tasty on a handpump cask.
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a thick, black tar color with a thick viscous mocha colored head with excellent lacing left on the glass in concentric circles. Has a slightly winey aroma with a wee bit of dirt. Thick, creamy mouthful, coats your mouth. Flavor has strong coffee notes, some trailing chocolate, decent bitterness. Very good brewpub stout.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 33. This draft brew was enjoyed at the brewery in Atlanta Georgia. Dennis, the owner, treated us royally. He kept bringing sample after sample to our table. We were given every courtesy and treated very well. Thanks to their fine staff. This brew poured large creamy head of light brown colored finely sized bubbles that left behind a most excellent lace for a stout and an opaque black body with no visible carbonation. The head was very interesting. After it settled down it appeared mottled with black and light brown foam on top. It was so long lasting it appeared that it would stay foamy forever. It had a very mild coffee aroma and a thin smooth mouthfeel from start to finish. The flavor was mostly of dark malts with some coffee in it. The head was just soooo remarkable! Awesome!
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Appropriate black body with an inch of fizzy, light beige-colored head. Significant amounts of lacing as we progress.
Smell: Roastyish nose for the most part with some chocolate and nutty notes.
Taste: Sweet, roasty maltiness with a taste of baker’s chocolate and hints of dark caramel and cola nuts. Minor earthy bitterness. Pinch of licorice powder. Finishes bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A solid, enjoyable Irish Stout. Overall, it’s better than I had expected.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the 5. Nitro Pour. Black with a large creamy tan head. The aroma was filled with acoffee and malt. It smelled a little chalky. Coffee was the dominant flavor. there was a light tartness in the tail end of the beer. Light bitterness and a little thin on the finish. Light to medium bodied.
unclemattie (4128) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours black, tan creamy head. Nitro tasting. Aroma is dry. Hints of licorice flavor. Flavor is dry, toasted grain. Finishes very dry and chalky.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at 5 Seasons. My pour of this beer was a small sized light brown head with fine-medium sized bubbles. The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. The nose was that of coffee and some hops. The flavor was that of chocolate and mild coffee with a smooth and dry mouthfeel. This was a medium bodied beer with an excellent lacing.