wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, half pint. Black hue with ruby edges and a creamy, tan, nitro head. Pretty dismal nitro non-aroma consists of roasty, coccoa, nutty. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Decent smoke/roast notes in the flavor. Touch of dark fruits in the finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively (but tight) carbonation. The bottom line is: perhaps a slightly better than average nitro dry stout.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint off nitro at brewery - Aroma of roasted chocolate malts and coffee soaking in rusty water. Pours black with a lasting creamy brown head and great lacing typical of a nitro. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy but way too thin. Another tasty brew that nitro killed. When I mentioned this to the bartender, he said they were "Messin with the nitro to get the right taste." So they were aware of the issue.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was decent enough. nice black color with tannish white head. roasted malts and hopped flavor with a very dry finish. hints of chocolate and coffee, but not too much.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I will take this over most dry stouts out in the trade anyday. Big head that is lightly tan and of little character that fades away rather quickly. A rugged roasted coffee flavor, blends with a bit of dark chocolate and cocoa notes in the aftertaste. Decent.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear black in center, faint mahogany edges. thick creamy dark tan head that lasts pretty long. faint roasted malt aroma. very creamy mouthfeel. raosted malt flavor, a little dry then slightly watery. bitter finish and aftertaste. nice micro-lacing.
Gachupines (785) - USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly dry taste, with a hint of coffee at the end. Compared to other Irish stouts, I’d say this has a little more flavor, and I would probably consider ordering it again.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Moderate roasty malt aroma. More roasted malt character for flavor, maybe a bit thin. Dry finish.
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Stout. Very dry and light. Lots of coffee, toffee and chocolate. Loved the head. Sadly enough it was my wife’s and I only stole a few sips. Sigh...she gets all the good beer.
BigMilly8 (384) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at brewpub : Black pour, carbonated, with a big time creamy offwhite head. This baby leaves big thick lacing, like whipped cream thick. Taste is faint, come coffee, but has a big expresso finish. Very smooth with a medium body. Really enjoyed this one.
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark blackish color that shows a very tiny hint of ruby red when held up to direct light. Minimal creamy off-white head that lasts and leaves significant lacing. Aroma primarily of coffee and roasted malt. Taste a nice mix of coffee and very dark, bittersweet chocolate. Very smooth on the palate with minimal carbonation. Sampled while on a road trip to the K-State/Auburn game (thanks to the brewery, I’ll at least be taking home one pleasant memory of that trip).