jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on nitro-pours a tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-coffee, roasty/peat, hint of sharpness. Taste is sweet, rich dark malt-coffee, roasty/peat, hint of sharpness from hops. Slight ashy and semi dry finish. Smooth, soft carbonation.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A basic roasted stout. No complexity but still highly drinkable
How: Tap (nitro) at brewpub
The look: Black body with a medium beige head
In long: This highly drinkable stout doesn’t offer much more than smooth roasted malts flavour. Not much fruity notes here or coffee or whatever. The hops dry out the beer but doesn’t provide much flavour and/or bitterness. Well balanced nonetheless. Highly roasted malts, maybe a distant light chocolate taste and that’s about it. Despite its simplicity this was a rather enjoyable pint. The mouthfeel is pleasant, it’s got plenty of malts and the pleasant roastiness and dryness made it a session beer that you cannot get tired of. Those qualities makes it lack of complexity very forgivable. As simple and effective as a “get lost” answer to a “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?” line.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just had this on tap at the brewery, Very nice dark color with off white head, lots of coffee and chocolate in the aroma, and almost a bit smokey on the finish. very tasty, and much better than it’s irish counterpart.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured very dark with a light tannish head. It smelled of coffee with hints of chocolate, and tasted more of the same, only slightly bitter at the end. It felt heavy on the palette. It was quite drinkable for a heavy stout. A great St. Patty’s Day alternative to those big brands out there!
leeburg (223) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love supporting smaller stouts, but I’d still choose Guinness. However, so many are thin, and not nearly as creamy as their descriptions eagerly describe. This one was no different.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, sweet and creamy, rich, coffee, mild roasts, a little thinner than it could be but not bad
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
black with ruby edges, thin brown head, lots of lace, creamy body, rich dry roasted malt aroma and flavor, nice bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub - Pours very dark brown with a chocolate and dark roast malt aroma. The roast malt flavor has some good chocolate and coffee notes. The medium to full bodied brew has gentle carbonation and a lingering, lightly bitter finish. Good stout.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown with a ruby low-light, looks a touch watery with some transparency at the upper edge. Coffee roast aroma. Flavor finds vinegar, roasts and coffee and is (as I’d guessed) uber-thin. This supposedly won Gold at the World Beer Championships. Glad I didn’t get the opportunity to sample a Bronze-winner.
<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/michigan/ann-ar Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI 48104</font>
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub: Pours pitch black with a thin light beige head. Spotty lacing. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium, smooth body with a nice roasted coffee character, along with some malt and chocolate flavors. The finish is creamy and sweet yet it leaves a fairly bitter coffee aftertaste behind. Not too shabby.