omhper (17561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very dark brown, small firm head. Aroma of dark choclate. Dry with clean rounded mouthfeel and light body. Roasty with plenty of cocoa, some tinned fruits. Short salty bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 5/1/2006 Total Score: 3.2
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black. Lightly chocolaty nose. Dry with rounded mouthfeel. Medium bodied with plenty of dark chocolate and gentle notes of grains and licorice. Medium bitterness.
Theis (11355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Brooklyn Brewery. Almost black - light brown head. Licorice. Milkey. Milk chocolate. Medium malty. Light hoppy. Classic dry stout - Plain.
harrisoni (11025) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Tap East. On tap. Its fruity like christmas cake fruit. Yes dry. Yes drinkable with this lovely raisin plum flavour with hint of choc. Tasty. Served too fizzy
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAY 4, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More Irish than hurling.
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast/coffee, some milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, coffee, some milk chocolate, earthy, light cola. Medium body, some effervescence.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
5th April 2012
On tap at Tap East. Clear dark red brown beer, Decent pale tan head. Smooth palate with fine stinging carbonation. Mild lacto chocolate malt. Nice sharp generic candy fruits with strawberry most noticeable. Subtle esters and chocolate underneath. Finishes very minerally and sharp with some citric hop coming through. Minerally aftertaste. Strewth! Wasn’t expecting this level of complexity from a modest little 4.2% Irish Stout!
hopscotch (8250) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet is a gathering of deeply roasted coffee, dark chocolate and rumors of charcoal and industrial smoke. Light to medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced, but mainly mundane and not as burnt/carbonic as most dry stouts. Short, crisp, mostly clean finish. Not much going on here, but this is a nice, refreshing session ale.
JoeMcPhee (7673) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Get Real New York. Deep black pour with a bit of light cream on the head. The aroma is softly sweet and a little bit roasty. A touch of cherry and blackberry fruit. A little bit of light roastiness. It’s soft and pretty tasty.
Drake (6598) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 67. Draft at Taps, Summerville, SC, courtesy of Travlr. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (6178) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at Winking Lizard in Columbus. 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. Fairly rich mouthfeel and nicely creamy, with coffee, bittersweet chocolate and hops flavor. A bit of roasted malt in the background as well. The finish is smooth and creamy and has a lingering coffee bitterness. Examples like this or GLBC Wolfhound remind me that this style doesn’t have to be boring. Well done.