artemb (524) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: dark brown, almost black, opaque, with cappuchino head.
Aroma is very intense: sweet coffee, cocoa.
Taste: moderate sweetness with subtle bitternees.
Flavour: roasted, coffee with milk and chocolate topping, some deser alcohol notes (rum, coffee liqeure).
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Dark brown. Nose is coffee, chocolate, dark malts. Taste is a bit thing and light, dryish roast, liqorice.
Evilkniamhel (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours opaque black, fawn head. Aromas of dark chocolate, spicy, coffee grind, toffee. Full bodied, bitter, Smokey taste.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to McNeillR.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice fawn head.
Nose - dark chocolate and coffee. Some prunes.
Taste - creamy chocolate.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - good beer.
allmyvinyl (9046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Comely Bankers III. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of liquorice, tar. Taste is chocolate, liquorice. Sweet finish.
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My experience with O’Hara’s more commonly known Irish Dry Stout was good enough to make me want to try another. I’m sure glad I did. Leann Follain has touches of cream and soy sauce in the aroma under the usual notes of blackened barley. Flavor has beautiful rich chocolate notes that are balanced by a coffee-like bitterness that’s bright and roasty. Bone dry mouthfeel. This feels bigger than 6% - bold, viscous, and full-bodied. Here’s to hoping I can get my hands on some of the barrel-aged versions some point in the future.
berkshirejohn (5828) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A cola coloured pour with a bright cherry red glint and a ring of tan head; aroma of chocolate and well roasted malts; rich and sharply bitter in the mouth, with burnt toast and coffee ground flavours; and then a dry finish with lingering bitterness and a satisfying warmth. A rather good stout.
Scottishchris (645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from jonski. Lovely looking black pour, creamy tan head. Big chocolate and nuts, vanilla nose. Medium body, light fiZz. Liquorice, coffee, chocolate, ash. Light spice, dark fruit. Sweet and bitter finish. Really good.
badgerben (4809) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a tall head. Strong espresso and cocoa aroma. Sharp, bitter chocolate taste. Barley and coffee notes. Light fruity esters towards finish. Dry, slightly bitter. Really nice.
PalCabral (156) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Trysil. Pours pitch black with a thick beige head that settles to a veil above the beer throughout the session. The aroma is awesome - a mix of roasted malts and cacao. The taste comes in waves, roasted malts and chocolate, backed by a powerful bitterness. The carbonation is very lively and it lifts the beer even further. Nice to see an irish brewer challenging the big guy like this!