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 (227) - 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 (10886) - 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 (3524) - 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 (1959) - 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 (7567) - 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.
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewpub.A standard all-year stout and its a very decent one, although no oatmeal or RIS on today. Lots of head and lace on black. Bit burnt on purpose, bold expresso and chocolate. A good coffee. Appropriate carbonation as is true on their entire lineup. Medium plus mouthfeel.
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub. Poured black with a tan head. Aroma seemed very roasty and a little chocolatey. Not really any noticable hops. Not bad.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown color with a ring of light brown lace. Aroma of Irish liquor and chocolate. Good flavor of chocolate, toasted bread , roasted malt and Irish liquor with a bitter and smoky finish. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is moderate. A very interesting stout.