warmsilence (25) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at bcbb, this stout had a deep black color with lasting brownish head, taste was dark chocolate with a great balance between bitter and sweet. highly recommended.
jrob21 (3433) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source. A little flat. Decent body. Malt bill is a little unique here. Something about the back of the palate with some off fruit flavors. Not sure what to make of this.
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BCBB
Deep brown with two-finger head. Took 5 minutes to pour to let the head settle down a lot.
Very dry stout with the aftertaste of coffee grounds (not a bad thing in this case).
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maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a thick tan head on it. Nose is dry and fairly roasty, just like it should be. This actually felt very light on the palate and quite smooth. Taste had the dry and slightly bitter elements to it. Quite drinkable.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sessionable dry stout. No real stand-out characteristics but a good beer overall.
NachlamSie (3275) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at brewery. This is how a dry stout is done. It’s ashy, roasty and a little creamy. Most of all, this is extra-quaffable. The flavor is a little nutty with most emphasis on meat, earth and coffee. Palate is slick and light.
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint @ brewpub. good aroma. malty roasty. coffee/espresso. little yeastiness, in a bready way. brownish black color. good head minor lace. sweet roasty flavor. lite body, creamy mothfeel lite bitter finish. flavor my favorite part. but only marginally so. very drinkable. certainly hits the marks for a dry stout.
freekyp (1925) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jack Tar is a flavorful but easy drinking version of the dry Irish stout. Mouthfeel is light with very low carbonation. Pours pitch black with a rocky tan head. Sticky lacing. Aroma shows few roast notes, leaning more towards blackstrap molasses and some chewy licorice notes. On the thin side of medium bodied, the beer has a weak finish that just sort of drops off.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BCBB, Durham. Very inky pour with a thin but potent looking tan head. Lacing is moderate, but not so much that I wonder if the appearance isn’t a scootch deceptive. Nose is sharp molasses and dark chocolate, with a hint of espresso in there for good measure. Sure enough, the body is a bit too thin to substantiate the impressions, and with the preponderance of dry hops and roasted malts it comes across more like an underattenuated black ale than a proper stout.
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark in the glass, light body. Dark tan head. Very roasty with notes of cocoa and diacetyl. Slightly herbal. Smoky/meaty notes. Light metallic character. Dry with a light body. Dry stouts aren’t really my thing.