jamestulloch (1793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Dark brown body with a thin beige head that quickly fades. Light lacing. Aroma of filter coffee, fig and plum. Flavour of chocolate, weak coffee, malty bread and dark fruits. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Far too thin and not particularly dry. Disappointing.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not impressed or offended. Pretty much a standard dry irish. Maybe the aroma is a little weak, but everything else is a color by the numbers brew. Not terrib;y exciting. I too am glad I only got 1, but don’t regret it."
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small bottle. Black with brown head. Nose is black coffee, lactic sourness. That combination continues in the flavour, hop bitterness. Don’t care for this flavour profile.
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with a one white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled lacing clinging around the glass.
The smell had a dry roasty coffee bean which came across slightly espresso - like. Dark chocolate came through in a light sort of way.
The taste was mainly dry and roasty with the same aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was fairly subdued but still good for its style.
Overall, this was a pretty good Irish Dry Stout that I would have again.
melush (1120) - SPAIN - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta, ligeramente a cafe.
JHeath99 (1247) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a dark brown with very little head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts and coffee.
cazort (552) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very complex for an Irish stout, probably the most complex beer of this style that I have tried to date, especially aromatically. Also heavier and thicker-bodied. Tastes more alcoholic than it is--I’d guess in the mid 5-6% range but RateBeer is telling me 4.7% and that’s hard to believe. Flavor is quite sour, mouthfeel is thick with somewhat prickly carbonation. Dry up front and dry finish, but the middle of each sip is rich and a bit syrupy. Moderate roast. I find the commercial description pretty close to spot-on: the color, flavor, and finish fits what this beer is marketed as. I’m pretty impressed with its complexity but I would appreciate a lighter body, and less sourness and sweetness. I find the heaviness of this beer limits its drinkability to me--I wouldn’t characterize it as drinkable or inviting another pint, because after one, I felt too full to drink any more.
hfmejias (905) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown, very minimal tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and some caramel. Taste is quite similar, Roast malts, coffee and chocolate. A bit of a thin body for a stout but nevertheless a nice drinkable beer.
RichardGretton (4365) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is bitter and roasted with some coffeness about it. Overall a fairly average bitter stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ContemplateBeer (1633) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Dark chocolate mingles with creme brulee and a hint of espresso. Appearance: Pitch black pour with a foamy mocha head that settles into a slim ring. Flavor: Leaner than the nose suggests; creme brulee and espresso are lighter and sit atop the lingering chocolate presence, which endures to the finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Very well made; a pleasant surprise at the end of June.