degbert (1644) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown/black with a light head. Nose is wonderful -- coffee, wood, a coppery overtone (which, in this case, works). Very dry and dark on the front of the palate, but finishes clean and lighter; this is no imperial stout, rather, it’s true to the style. Has some substance to the palate despite its 4.7%. Magnificent.
TheKernOwl (165) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint ground filter coffee nose, with some very faint hints of dark chocolate; possibly more cola stickiness. Fairly wet – but not water-y. Not that dry/bitter a finish – more of dark choc on finish than anything. Much like a less creamy version of draught Guinness – which is no bad thing, but not better than that, or O’Haras Irish Stout.
JorgeLee (1699) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark black, white head. I had this alongside a couple of other stouts and found it very low in hop (not entirely unexpected) but also quite sweet, with a nice roastiness but also some toffee and slightly lactic sweetness. So not that dry, and not that bitter, which made it less moreish. It was quite tasty, but I wouldn’t really want to drink this all afternoon on a Six Nations weekend which surely must be the key test for a sessionable dry stout.
_angst_ (4406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ BBB. Pours pale black with a frothy beige head that doesnät leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and tiny earthy with roasted malts, crispbread, burnt toastdark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, ash and minerals. Taste is bitter, malty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, slightly roasted astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, burnt toast, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate covered grilled banana, hay, moist soil, ash and minerals. Solid dry stout…
martpez (110) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very decent stout. With the classic malty flavours. Its not as complex and interesting as many stouts, but it makes up for it with its strong earthy flavour.
From the bottle.
witthatsbier (504) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12fl oz bottle
pours a ark brown with a very thin beige head that only lasts for seconds
Aroma is very poor bit of grain not much else
Taste is very little grain bit bitter but for a beer called dry stout there is no dryness at all,bit fizzy
undercurrent25 (1848) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black colour some coffee and roast malts but not as good as Guinness. Mildly disappointing
zacgillbanks (4238) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. This is a very dark brown-black beer with a thin tan head. It has a sweet milk chocolate and coffee flavour with a slightly thin body, more chocolate notes and a roasted malty finish.
wlajwl (5553) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark malts, mild coffee and a beery hint. The flavor is dark malts, mild coffee and a lightly acidic finish.
BadAprilia1000 (401) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark blackish color with a good dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, roasty, bready, cocoa powder, coffee. Taste is espresso and coffee, chocolate, slightly bitter, bready. Overall a great beer from the style, also extremely light and drinkable for the flavors it brings.
Maxbier (865) - Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with creamy brown head. Roast malt aroma with hints of cocoa. Flavor is as promised: dry. Roasted coffee, with a light bitterness in the finish (reminiscent of medium dark cocoa or black coffee). Very nice, would love to try a nitro version of this.