ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Nice tan head with good retention. Fruity, roasted with hints of smoked bacon. The flavor is stunningly complex for such a low alcohol beer with caramel, roasted malt and long peasant bitterness. Excellent :-)
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brought this back from Denmark where beer costs an arm and a leg. Decent head nice very dark color. A bit smoked in the malt and light sweetness throughout. Not stellar in the Irish selection but decent none the less.
stouby (3866) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at home.
Black with large light brown head, mostly lasting, fine lacings. Aroma moderate hoppy, heavy malty (burnt, licorice). Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter, long duration. Light body, watery, soft carbonated.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, rating from old notes. Deep brown but not opaque pour. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, maybe a little smoke. More roasted malt and coffee in the flavor, with little hints of chocolate. Fairly dry and sharp palate.
Pailhead (5347) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma is a little light, but mostly all roastiness. Pours a dark brown with barely some orange hilights and a small off-white head that quickly fades to a ring. Flavor is mostly roasted grain and roasted coffee. Light chocolate comes in the finish and a slight lingering in the aftertaste.
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly complex beer at the top of its style. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, some smoke, and teriyaki, and port.. Black with a large tan head. Multi dimensional flavor, smokey peat,, port. Heavy palate but easy to drink.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark obsidian pour with medium tan head. Aroma of chocoff, roasty malt, some rauch. Tastes chocoffy with some licorice and smoked bourbon flavors in the finish. A tad light on the tongue, but very good.
thegreenrooster (3399) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with a small tan head. Wow! Nice burnt roasty aroma. Flavor is a bitter burnt with a strong coffee aftertaste. A pleasing brew for all the senses.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12oz - Pours black with a medium tan head. Roasty sweet aroma. Coffee and roasted malts dominate the flavor. On the palate this is actually a little watery for a stout. It did finish a little bitter though and I liked that. This was much like the other irish stouts I’ve had. Nothing fantastic but a drinkable brew.
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Bottle…unfortunately…. great roasted nose…smells like oatmeal cookies to me…..medium dark….decent head….taste like improved Guinness to me. The bottom of the pint had a nice sweet malt to it balanced out with bitter roast. I would love to taste this on tap. Nice.