riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks ibrew2or3! Big roasty nose with a good deal of patent and some chocolate as well. Nice cola dark brown pour, bubbles around the edge. Dry roasty with a little char and earthy chewy bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable with nice dryness and solid bitterness as well. Really nice dry stout.
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler, thanks dave! pours nearly black with a loose and sudsy tan head. beautiful big dark roast nose with coffee and a little bit of salt. creamy medium body with soft smooth carb. big roasty mid palate with wood shavings, coffee, and a little bit of jerky on the mid palate. long dark roasty finish.
nickd717 (3491) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler via trade thanks to Sebletitje. CCB growlers don’t seem to hold up too well when shipped, but this one was very good and well-carbonated.
Pours pretty much black, but not too thick, with a small tan head that lasts.
Aroma is very nice - roast and coffee dominate, and there is also an earthy aspect as well as a hint of chocolate.
Flavor is also mainly charcoal-like roast and coffee. The dark chocolate asserts itself more here, and there is definite earthiness and even a little wet dog (that’s a new one, huh?). Wet dog is one of my favorite beer flavors. A little anise as well.
Very dry on the palate with lasting drying from the roast. Finishes cleanly, and has medium body.
Overall, this is just excellent for a style that often isn’t that exciting. Supremely drinkable. This probably won’t surprise most of you, but I had this next to a Guinness and it was not even close! The Guinness was way sweeter and less dry, more watery, and just less flavorful in general. Goes to show how good this beer is for the style.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque black, topped with a thin tan head, from the 32oz. growler courtesy of Todd (askdrtodd): Huge aroma of espresso, roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, a variety of dried fruits, mostly apricot and apple, and citrus hops. Moderately carbonated, medium-bodied. Full flavor notes of dark cocoa nibs, dried apricot, citrus hops, and roasted malt. Drinkability: Nicely bitter, chewy, bittersweet, and slightly tangy in the finish. Crisp overall. Done well. Pairing: Raw 100% South American cocoa. Rebuy: Yes. #393 on 12042010, DG.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
just about black in color. light browm head retains well
. aroma of roast and coffee
taste is dry roast coffee with some dry chocolate. light hints of malt sweetness but this is dry. finishes with lingering roast and coffee
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BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma is moderate chocolate malt, leathery yeast, and medium earthy hops. Flavor is medium, chocolate, leathery yeast, moderate bitter earthy hops, and lacto sweetness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and smooth texture.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler brought back from CC Hunahpu release. Great dry stout, great beer. Lots of roasted goodness in the flavor-coffee, malts, chocolate, all roasted and complementary. Dry on finish, no bitterness to speak of. Really nice palate. Well done.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a creamy off white head. Very fresh roast y vanilla, cream pie, nitrogen cream, whip cream. Mild lactose with a sweet creamy body. Accented with irish cream and a soft smooth finish. A fantastic dry stout.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Hunahpu release. This beer is the new St. Patrick’s Day standard. It makes Guiness look like more of a wimpy beer than anything else. Pours dark brown/ black with an off-white head. Nose is cocoa, roast, earth, dark chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is the same with lingering dry roast, coffee, and earth into the finish. Wonderful dry stout, outstanding for the style.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler kindly shared by plovmand.
Pours dark brown with a long lasting light brown head.
Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice and lactose.
Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and a little liquorice, finishes dry.