Frank (2929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Something told me this was gonna be pretty crappy when I bought it in a grocery store mixed six but its actually fairly decent. For starterss, its got a real nice deep brown color, cappped by just a little bit of an off white head. The aroma is only mildly roasty but a touch of bitterness brings out a nice, strong dark chocolate note once you taste it. The carbonation is a bit vigorous for something that calls itself an Irish stout but the lack of roastiness really makes this more of a porter to me anyway. The carbonation serves to lighten the palate and keep it drinkable. The finish is quick w/ just a slight lingering note of cocoa. I am not saying this stuf is going to give the best of its style a run for their money but it drinks fine just the same.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear dark mahogany with a thin brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, molasses, chocolate and mild coffee. Way too fizzy and bland with over-roasted malt and coffee and finishes burnt and acidic.
HStaunton (1) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really a stout, but a pleasant lager, richer than an American mass produced beverage.
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, grain, a bit of urinal, chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, roasty, bit of ashtray. Light sweet, light bitter, some astringency. Medium body, bit of creaminess
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Pick ’n Save in Marshfield, WI. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thick beige head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt, caramel, a hint of floral hops and a touch of coffee note. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with a toasted chocolate malt, a hint of mocha, toffee and floral hops. Finish continued the toasted chocolate malt aftertaste, quite neutral in dry and sweet aftertaste, with some faint citrus hop presence.
arkurzynski (1540) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with no head. Nose is nutty with dry, roasted malt and notes of light caramel and toffee. Slight oxidation. Flavor follows suit with more of the nutty and roasted malt qualities with toffee. Dry roasty finish. Thin mouthfeel with lingering toasted malt, toffee, and caramel. Fairly bland with light off/uncharacteristic flavors.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a opaque black with a small tan head mostly dissipating. Nose is coffee. Fairly creamy on the palate. This is a flavorful brew with taste of dark roasted barley, coffee and a hint of hops on the finish. A well done classic stout that pairs well with brats off the grill.
jbuzz (753) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very thin fast disolving head. Otherwise a nise lighter stout. some malt and carmel hints very smooth.
jtgreanya (7) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Little to no aroma that I could tell, maybe a little burnt caramel and coffee. Thick off white head that didn’t linger but left some lacing. Taste of, coffee, caramel, roasty, expected, licorice unexpected.
nielsedd (76) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown that I can just barely see through. A small layer of tan head leaves almost no lacing. Smells of roasted malt and cocoa nibs. Tastes like roasted malts, cocoa, and slight coffee. Not bad, a little light in body but goes down easy.