johnnnniee (3402) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Lazy Dog
Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Aromas of bitter coffee with a hint of chocolate and a touch of earth and dark fruit. The flavor is bitter roast and light chocolate with a hint of acrid earth. Light to medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick sharp mouthfeel. Nice dry stout, a little bit sweeter than the standard Guinness, but a nice easy drinker.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Poured a dark color stout with a large brown foamy head with very limited retention. Aroma of light dry roasted malt is not as powerful as I had expected. Taste is reminiscent of dry roasted malt with light Coke notes. Body is thin and carbonation is way too strong for style and resemble more of a cola than a beer. Drainpour.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer that hits all the notes of the style. Like most Dry Irish Stouts, there isn't much that sets them apart from each other. Nothing special and I'd probably just drink Guinness because of price and familiarity.
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conway (2210) - - MAR 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark cola color with a pinky width tan head. Aroma is sweet with some chocolate and light toffee notes. Taste is slightly lactic with some chocolate and a bizarre seltzer like flavor. Mouthfeel is overly spritzy for the style. Not very good.
flying_pig (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co (Glasgow) - £2.20:
Roasted malts & barely, earthy notes and some chocolate too. There is some grain and mocha with a tiny amount of hops, although I struggled to detect this initially.
Dark ruby to black, opaque with a 0.5cm, foamy head that is a medium brown before halfing in size & holding.
Roasted malts and some grain making an appearance along with some touches of spice and a little chocolate. Sadly the beer had some bland spots around the middle and seemed quite watery.
Light bodied and as I’ve mentioned it was a little bland and watery in areas, particularly for a stout. Carbonation was about medium and as the label implied, the beer is also overly dry.
Fairly disappointing and definitely the worst Brooklyn Brewery offering that I’ve tried to date. Started okay but went downhill from their with the taste in particular failing to impress. I felt this one was more of a gimmick from the brewery and not really up to the standard of the previous Brooklyn beers.
BLADT (692) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pretty much black in the glass. Decent sized tan head. Roasted malt, some chocolate on the nose. Dry mouthfeel. Medium body, with roasted coffee contributing some bitterness. Some ash and just a hint of plums.
ttutony (819) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown in the glass with a thin tan head. Mild roasted aroma with a slight sour note. Medium body. Fairly clean finish, roasted and coffee malt on the palate.
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter/tulip glass. Immediately after the pour, there’s a prevalent and strong plum and sweet berry (blueberry?) aroma that floats off the beer; but it disappears quickly, replaced by muted notes of milk chocolate, a faint toffee, a chalk-ish dry note, and a light toasted bread - nothing offensive, just very muted and dull-ish. It pours a very dark brown-black body with an effervescent and light, fizzy brown head that fades quickly until just a thin ring remains around the edge, and then nothing. No lacing is left behind, just a clean glass. The taste is a medium light sweetness with a medium light bitter, well balanced, but nothing really interesting going on here. It’s a light bodied, thin textured beer with a moderate amount of prickly carbonation. The first sips give sharp, short hints of a berry sweetness, but they fade quick (disappearing altogether by mid-glass) and give way to a light sarsaparilla, cola, and plum flavor. It finishes with an ashy quality combined with a cola touch. There’s also a notable chalky, or maybe coffee grounds from the bottom of the mug, presence at the finish that carries over to the aftertaste. The aftertaste is dry, crisp, and clean leaving only a trace chalk / coffee ground and a very light milky / creamy character on the palate that doesn’t last long.
cfrancis (2955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light brown ring. Aroma is toasted malts and vanilla. Taste is dry palate with toasted malts and a small hop bitterness to finish. Solid stout.
Beerman6686 (6019) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of roast, dry dark chocolate. Flavor was similar, pretty dry, lightly toasty. Ok.