Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a pitch black with little head. Aroma contains chocolate, grapes, licorice. The flavor is malty with some chocolate and vanilla but also sour with grapes and raisins. This is more like a foreign stout with that aspect which is good. Overall a good beer.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at the westside location. pours black with off white head. nose is roasty, chocolate. flavors is very dry, bland, and watery. touch ashy in finish. extremely watery feel.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with fluffy tan head and lace. Chocolate, espresso, and roasted malt on the nose. Semi sweet chocolate, with a coffee finish and a good malt bitter. Medium bodied with a little bit of a watery finish.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub.
It pours an opaque black with a creamy tan head. The nose is very roasty with notes of coffee and wood. The flavor is full of molasses, almost to the point of being overpowering. It is also cloyingly sweet. Some flint and roasted malt comes out as the beer continues to work. This one strikes me as a one note wonder. A medium mouthfeel and a medium finish donít leave anything to write home about. I would like this brew better if they took their foot off the sweetness pedal.
ben4321 (3355) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: On tap at the Alpharetta Brewbup, 2/15/10
A nice dark brown body. This one has a very creamy feel to it. There are roasted malts, and chocolate. It is quite smooth and easy drinking. A nice beer.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of disappointing, pours a deep dark black. Some bready toasty notes, with a bit of dried cocoa powder, and some roasted coffee beans. Quite dry on the palate, but smooth and creamy, but kind of non - descript.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark brown, almost black. This is really good considering this is my least favorite stout style. Aroma is toasty and full of molasses, cocoa and some coffee. Flavor is fuller than most dry stouts, but it is dry. Lots of toasted malt and molasses. And a good dose of medium roast coffee with some chocolate. Good beer.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours brownish black, with small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness. Taste is roasty, though not over the top, with chocolate, coffee. Some sweet fruit as well. Mouth is medium and the finish is relatively smooth. Overall, a decent stout.
Earlier Rating: 6/15/2009 Total Score: 2.9
On tap. Poured black and translucent, small white head. Aroma is of roasted malt, sweetness, some slightly sour notes as well. Taste is roasted but also a little sour and bitter. Not very appealing notes surround this roasty dry stout. Mouth is dry and fairly full. Overall, an okay brew that has some good notes and some bad.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-anise/molasses, oat creaminess. Taste is dark malt-anise/molasses, oat creaminess. Dryish. Medium body. Soft carbonation.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a dark chocolate brown with light showing through as mahogany around the edges. The head is small and tan, dissipating very quickly and leaving no lacing.
The aroma fairly straight forward with lots of roasted malts with hints of both dark chocolate and coffee.
The taste follows the aroma pretty closely and has the requisite dark roasted malts and semi-sweet chocolate. There is also the faintest hint of fruity sweetness in the background but this is quickly forgotten with a very dry finish.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied but still very creamy and with minimal carbonation.
This is a solid and extremely drinkable example of an Irish stout. Nothing really stands out about, but thatís not necessarily a bad thing.