rollinsr (387) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark buckeye brown with virtually no head. Aroma is dark and smoky malts with some chocolate and java. The flavor accentuates the dark roasted malts. The beer maintains the coffee flavor throughout but becomes more nutty towards the end. As advertised, the finish is incredibly smooth. A highly enjoyable session stout.
Darkmagus82 (1816) - - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-31-12-
Appearance – Served a black body with a light off white head. The head faded in moderate time to give a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The smell of roasted malt and a light amount of sweet caramel. There is a light aroma of roasted coffee and nut that mix with the malty base.
Taste – The taste started out a bit on the dark roasted breadier side with some light roasted coffee notes mixed within. The roasted coffee grew a bit stronger more midway through the taste and in turn gives the brew a more bitter taste. As the taste advances to its end it bitters even more as lighter hop flavors and some cocoa come to the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little bit on the lighter side with the carbonation level being slightly above average. The body could use a bit of the boost to accentuating the nice roasted flavors, with possibly a nitrogen pour enhancing the overall drinking experience.
Overall – It had some nice flavors due to the lighter hop and more cocoa at the end of the taste (which did it well), but the body was a little on the low side. Overall it was a just above average dry Irish.
Beerathon (1278) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown with slight reddish hue and thin tan head. Smells of weak coffee, sweet and roasted malts. Not as dry as I was hoping for, but a nice bitter coffee finish.
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a thin beige head. Nose is roasted malt. Taste bittersweet. Mouthfeel slightly watery, lively carbonation and fairly long finish.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Red Squirrel. Sweet, light chocolate, light roasted malts, bit thin and soapy.
ttoadee (703) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a slight amber hue; scant tan head. Nose is dark roasted grain. Bittersweet. Middle is espresso & pumpernickel. Finish is nice, bittering, dryness. Pretty good.
maledictum (637) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours flat black with a medium and foamy beige head that disappears pretty fast. Thin sheets of lacing. Aroma of malt, coffee and some chocolate. Flavor was mostly coffee, but a touch of chocolate and roasted malts is there as well.
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry is right. This one disappears quickly. Aroma is faint of charcoaled malt. Not much depth, but a pleasant and drinkable stout. Thin to medium body that finishes quick.
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice contrast to all the "craft" stouts I’ve been having lately - a beer that tries to be drinkable, rather than to be a statement. nice mild ashy floral aroma, light but round in the mouth, with a chalky and earthy finish, moderately roasty. unfortunately bad head retention lets it down. another very solid if unexciting beer from brooklyn.
Rperez (150) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am a big fan of Brooklyn beers and while this one is a solid beer, its also forgettable and un remarkable, a good solid stout overall
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