Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle, I could tell very little from this standard dry stout that could distinquish it from Guinness. drinkable but unexceptionable.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle, short blurb and freshness date on the back label, sampled in a pint glass.
Poured a dark chocolate black with frothy brown head that ever so slowly settled into a thin creamy lacing, a good deal of laced sticking.
Aromas of roasted grain, coffee, wisp of vanilla and hints of cocoa. A lively, fresh smelling nose.
Lusciously smooth moderate body, airy feel from the good carbonation. Milky rich malts, charcoal and roasted grain, caramel and cocoa, ending with a coffee bitterness. Light herbal leafy hops add to the mild bitterness, helping to give this stout a dry finish.
An easy quaffer, I would like to try this from the tap sometime, nitro or otherwise.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a moderate, tan head. Aroma is dry, roasty, with some chocolate qualities. Mouth feel is moderate with a roasty quality. Some coffee and chocolate flavors are present.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent but not outstanding stout. A solid bitterness keeps this one interesting, and it goes down well. Far better than the O’Haras Irish Red. Had this on tap at the Tolkien House in Zagreb.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brew with deep copper highlights, dark tan head. crispy toast and roasted coffee-ish aroma with pleasant malt undertone. flavor is roasty with a nice crisp finish. nice beer
clueo (168) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout which is very smooth and easy to drink. A nice creamy head and a smooth aftertaste. The beer has a classic stout appearance and settles like its counterparts. Overall, a nice stout.
heavy (2569) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black body with small-medium head. Aroma of coffee, some minor floral hops, too. Flavor very full, dry, with lot of coffee, very bitter brew. Long finish with bitter coffee again on tongue top. Quite interesting and full bodied stout which you drink slowly, but not so good for my taste.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Sampled in 2005.]
A good stout, but only coffechocs without chocs. Roasty, dry, burned and bitter afterfinish!
BigBeer45 (1402) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very black with medium to dark tan bubbles, dark malt and coffee aroma with some smokiness,
faint vanilla and real faint sweet in the nose, taste is dark malt with some bitter coffee,
some graininess on the palate, like the other dry stouts I had,
some hops on the palate,
roasted malt flavor followed along to the end with some coffee ground bitterness,
as I have noted before, dry stouts do not excite me too much.
mansquito (5041) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty dark, but not all the way black... little reddish tint in it. The head is a little on the tan side. Smoky and roasty aroma, with some chocolate. Smoky and roasted coffee flavors with a little bitterness on the side.