probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
341 mL bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Deep brown-black with a decent light mocha head. Quite dry, roasted barley, some cardboard, a touch of grape, stark and stern. Medium body with moderate, fine effervescence. More cardboard than the nose, roasted barley, a touch of grape fruitiness, still stark and stern; dry with fair bitterness and a roasted, stark finish. Not a style I care for, even though it is authentic.
Spab (2696) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a dark brown with hints of ruby and small light tan head. Aroma is on the understated side with roasty coffee, nuts and caramel. Flavour is roasted grains, coffee, nuttiness and a little caramel sweetness. Dry finish. Decent, but nothing really stands out.
TheJester (2054) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Right colour but not much head. Fairly mild aroma and actually a little sweet-smelling. The flavour is a little sweet as we’ll; this really doesn’t strike me as a dry stout. Not that it’s a bad beer; pretty good depth of flavour for the abv. Some cola, a little caramel, a touch of roast. It’s not big by any means, but it’s a nice session stout.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mew’s Tavern - Wakefield, RI. This is about as close to mineral water as I’ve had in a commercial beer. Granted, it is 3.9%, but the body is very shallow. There are some roast hints around the corners and a bit of sugar, but I focus on a sparkling water effervescence and refreshing quality. I would think that for the weight and the style, a little more flavor could be injected.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Smell is faint roasty malt. Taste is dry and thinnish with chalky coffee malt flavor. Definitely dry. Thin body and prickly carbonation. Decent dry stout.
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a decent sized head. Quickly dissipates though. Minimal lacing. Aroma is slight with hints of chocolate. Taste is kind of bland which is to be expected from a dry stout. Aftertaste is mostly toasted malt. Very drinkable.
Bierkrug (2132) - - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle in Pompano Florida. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is a chocolate and coffee. Taste is dry, roasty coffee with chocolate flavor. Palate is dry and worn.
edgallow (2570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and toffee. Taste is malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate.
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Daytonbeer (685) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish black with not much head and no lacing. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same, but with very dry and bitter chocolate.
firefly765 (169) - - JAN 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle pours a black color with a tan head that dissipates very quickly. Very nice sweet multi roast the aroma. Very thin mouth feel almost like water. Not much flavor at all very disappointing. This beer was six months past it's Best By date that may have something to do with The poor rating.
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