fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ the brewpub. Listed on the big board at 4%. Pours an opaque dark brown with a frothy off-white head. Not too much of a scent, slight roasted coffee. Good amount of taste for the low alcohol content, coffee and chocolate, very dry. A very drinkable session stout.
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout. Aroma of nut, coffee and roast malt. Good lacing and head. Bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium palate and good consistency. Tap at brewpub.
b3shine (5726) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Bell’s. Looks good; black with foamy beige head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells soapy and malty with a hint of smoke; an odd combo. Tastes better than it smells with some roastiness. Average on the palate with a dry finish. Alright, but not really my style.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light chocolate and roast notes in the aroma. Black pour, average retention and lacing. Flavor is mellow roast malts, chocolate, very drinkable. Low-medium body, medium carbonation.
Marheb (2256) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 À la pompe au pub: Classique irish stout avec une dose magnifié de torréfaction et un fini bien sec. Très belle créature.
kevinsenn (1125) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. An all-round good stout. Roasty, black, and dry in the finish. Another good one, Bell’s.
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 On tap at the brewpub. Pours blac with a dark brown head that dissipates very quickly and nearly completely. Aroma has a nice dark roasted malt note with a hint of roast and bitter chocolate. Flavor has some light chocolate upfront with backing dark grains and roasted malts with a dry finish.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler pour on tap at the brewpub (Kalamazoo, MI). Pours a rich blackish darker pour, brownish glowing edges show healthy glow. A smallish frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are gentle toast, roast, and cocoa. Some smoothed out sweetness, dry soda bread nose, touches of toast and roast grow. Not very sweet. Initial is typical Irish, a touch of thickness up front offering cocoa, roast, dry toast, and soda bread like dryness. Clean and fairly drinkable, with a touch of thickness as it’s giddy up. Middle shows touches of smokey roast, grains, and oatmeal. Some gentle smoked barley, touches of coffee, cocoa, roast. Really quite pleasant with a touch of body. Finish is cocoa, lingering smoke, roast, dryness. The smokey element really wins me over here. Quite nice.
574deadzone (1073) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bells. Lighter bodied with a pronounced roastiness. Not much sweetness. Thin but not watery. Bell’s knows what they’re doing with stouts, that’s for sure. A nice easy drinker and a good food pairing type of brew.
strongpieman (1528) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. I thought this was a decent stout, but the body was not as expected ... a little thin, but may that is what they are going for here. Otherwise, the aroma was rich with chocolate. I will seek out to try again.