bigtourist (31) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black almost brown, with no head remaining. Smoky with a very distant rear cocoa finish
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice example of the style with a little more smoke and peat, dark with nice head but little lacing, not thin and finishes reletively clean
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a black color with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma was almost not existent due to the large head but was a bit dark rasoted malts and smoke. Flavor was really smokey and a little chocolatey. Loved the smoke here but the rest was way too thin must like most of there other beers.
LinusStick (2699) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This was a very run of the mill dry stout. Aroma was pretty weak but could pick up roasted malt. Pour was a nice near black with a two finger tan head. Taste was flat and roasty like the style usually is. This isn’t bad, but all nitrogenated beers taste the same to me. Like a beer that has been sitting out for a day. For what it is, though, on par with a Tetleys or Beamish.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Creamy head, almost like chocolate mousse. Very dark, almost black for the most part. Not much aroma, it just comes across clean nosed. On the palate, it’s pretty much flat, like most Irish jig stouts. Very nice lacing on the glass, makes me want to peak behind. Mildly roasty and ropey on the tongue. Above average dry stout. Surprisingly not as bitter as other DS I’ve had. Has a finish like stale bark beer, but in a good way. Can’t get used to beer without carbonation.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Church Brew Works. They called this batch O’Casey’s, (March 17, 2007) although the description was referred to as the same as O’Bryan’s. Black brown, off white head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is molasses, coffee, chocolate, pine. Thin body, but nice bitterness.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like a typical Irish dry stout. (ie. no description necessary) Aroma of dark coffee and roasted barley. A nice mouthfeel with a quick bitterness at the end. The extra abv was a welcomed addition to a rather tame style. The best beer I had there.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black, persistent brown head. Roasty smokey nose and taste with a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
High quality dry stout. Smooth and tastey. Just the lightest hints of chocolate. Very creamy. Another success for the Church Brew Works.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice dark irish stout. Very smooth and creamy. Touches of coffee and choclate. Very creamy and blank liked.