RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a creamy mocha head, roast malt aroma, taste has light chocolate along with roasted malts, some dark fruits, a hint of sweetness.
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red black with quick disappearing off white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Palate is light sweet, light dry bitterness from the roasted and dark malts. A light body that is a little thin. Finishes rather dry. An average stout.
graham_murphy (286) - - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light and watery texture. Espresso from the malts and little from the hops. Not very exciting but a good session beer.
Thewade (319) - USA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Relatively speaking, a thin bodied stout. Low alcohol makes this a good "intro stout" for new drinkers to the style. Dry and slightly roasty.
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yes, coffee but very basic beer otherwise. LCBO for St. Paddy’s Day. So-so drinkability. Fast dissipating head.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is dates, leather notes, coffee and roast malt, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dark malt, lightly tart dark fruit, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.
elbernays (507) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is earthy, chocolate, light smoke and liquorice. Flavour is smoky, tobacco, dry coffee. Plenty of bubbles which is a bit different and refreshing for a stout. Finish is watery but I could probably drink a lot of this.
unclemattie (4190) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pour dark. Aroma of burnt, charred grains. A touch of chocolate. Flavor of burnt dark chocolate, charred barley malts add coffee-like flavors. Thin finish. (4025)
Hanoi (396) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is roast, slight coffee, a little cherry. Taste is light coffee, chocolate, a little vanilla, slight sweet tone. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. It’s almost porter like in it’s light sweetness. Overall to thin, too light.
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Piper’s. Carbonic nutty cocoa notes, bit of lactose. Dark black opaque with thin creamy tan lacing head. Medium-light body with heavy carbonation. Dry start with a little hop bitterness. Some cocoa, roasted barley, and a bit of carbonic tang. A little watery at the finish but nice.