oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Black Heart, London. Deeo ambery brown colour with a small creamy longlasting head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, some resin, mild berries and some nuttiness. Flavour is very similar, but the flavour doesn’t stay for very long in the aftertaste.
omhper (19307) - Tyresö, 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.
madmitch76 (14678) - , 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!
harrisoni (13560) - 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
Theis (13353) - 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.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More Irish than hurling.
argo0 (11440) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - 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.
hopscotch (9037) - 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.
Sammy (8520) - 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.