crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brownish red body with a tan head that was fairly thick at first but then faded to a thin coating. Some lace. Aroma seemed to have a nice roasted malt base upfront and some nice subtle malt notes of chocolate and coffee. A slightly mild smoke presence in the back. Flavor was nice and well balanced roasted malts up front seemed nice. While the flavor was good it really did not wow me. I was expecting a little more strength of the roasted malts and it was moderately dry.
jaymobrown (1708) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of great roasted coffee malt nose with a slight hop after smell. Very dark beer with near black visual. This has a great palate for a dry stout. It has the same roasted characteristics in the nose in the taste but it is a bit weaker and makes it easier to drink. It’s got a pretty short finish but some of the flavors linger.
The_Osprey (2499) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as ’Dry Irish Stout’ for St Patrick’s Day. Thin pour, black with a red tinge, small foamy tan head. Aroma is yeasty, light roasted malts, sweet molasses. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is thin malts, some ash, dry, burnt toffee, soft bitterness. Drinkable stuff.
olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the rake. Dark brownish almost black pour with brown head. Aroma is burnt toast, bitter coffee but also a weird chemical smell. Taste is ok you get the coffee and so on. Dry finish but there was an odd chemical after taste toI. Strange.
anthony850 (324) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable light dry stout.
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BOSSbrewer (2244) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, on St. Pat’s day. Pours dark brown to black with a tan creamy head. Aroma is roasty, some slight chocolate and coffee. Really nice body and really nice, clean dry finish. A good beer.
scotchzombie (387) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with a fat and foamy tan head that bubbles out somewhat quickly and leaves not much. Aroma is tangy roasted malt with some earthy chocolate. Mouthfeel is active and bit spicy and watery. Taste is roasted malt without much chocolate or coffee flavor. Just earth and dry. Frankly, boring.
Taboada (455) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from the tap on the Barcelona Beer Fest (14/03/2015). Opaque dark colour with a medium creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is well balanced between coffee and cacao. Dry finish with presence of malts. Next one please!
andrepintado (1727) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewdog Barcelona. Color is dark. Head is thin. Body is dry. Aroma is roasted light chocolate.
DuffMan (7325) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, amber highlights, average tan head. Aroma and flavour are sweet and roasty, not a all ashy and barely bitter. The sweetness is not exactly fruity, but shies away from reaching cola proportions thankfully. Not bad, but the style itself precludes anything from blowing me away I suppose.
UrbanCaveman (131) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at ~45 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a dark almost-black brown, with ruddy hints of light glowing sullenly at the bottom edge of the glass. Forms almost no head, and what does form vanishes quickly, save for a very thin pale ring.
Smell: Dark black roasted grains in a field of pollen and flowers, like a farmer’s crop had been burned away and nature were just beginning to reclaim the land. There’s something vaguely acrid as well, and some ghosts of something wooden.
Taste: Blackened malt grain stars, with hints popping up here and there of floral notes, earthiness, ashes, chocolate, light coffee, and very vague fruitiness. Nothing is ever fully prominent save the roasted malt, with the other flavors rolling over and into one another in the background.
Mouthfeel: Light and close to watery without ever verging on actual water, this is pretty close to what an Irish stout should drink like.
Overall: Not a bad go at an Irish stout. A little more identity to the flavor profile, rather than being everything and nothing at the same time, and this could be fantastic. As it stands, it’s solid.