Plovmand (6988) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Huge thanks to Hopscotch for this! Pours pitch black with a big foreverlasting tan head. Wow! The aroma is espresso coffee, hard roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit and hops. Lovely. The flavour is lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Some milky notes in the finish. Very nice!!!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32 oz. mini growler via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a nice size tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Finish is a little thin and dry. A good beer. Thanks Jason.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at datz deli- tampa- pretty much the perfect irish dry stout. supremely drinkable, big coffee and roast flavors- perfect.
Travlr (15863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CCB, courtesy of SeaBass. Nearly black, large head. Aroma has chocolate and nutmeg. Taste is very Guinness-like, but better, dry, dark and complex. Nice one.
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gallon growler courtesy of Atlaggie. Crap that’s a lot of beer. Please keep your growler’s to the 1/2 gallon size or smaller next time. Deliciously well made classic dry stout. The finish is crisp and clean. Aroma of melty chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt and cocoa texture. Pretty ridiculous and true to style.
nimbleprop (5890) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
32oz growler pours a watery, opaque black with very little spitty white head. Nice sweet aroma, coffee, nuts, oats. Flavor is sweet, nutty with toasted breads. Watery finish. This was good, certainly enjoyable, but WAY over hyped. I’d order this at a bar, I wish I could make this, but this isn’t a revelation by any stretch.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 11, 2010
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and black chocolate aroma with a nice coffee character
Flavor: big roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, lots of dry roast, long coffee finish
Overall: now this is what a dry stout should be, very dry and roasty
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Funky Buddha. I’m not the biggest fan of dry stouts but this has a lot of character. The aroma has chocolate notes with a little bit of coffee grind in there. Dry but very smooth.
TheEpeeist (3540) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 oz growler from Redlight Redlight. Dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose is cola, hay and mocha with light smoke. Medium light with soft carb. Taste is coffee, brown sugar and club soda. Dry finish with hints of green olive.
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ FBGBF ’010. Pours very dark with mahogany edges and nice full tan head to go along with a bit of sheet lacing. The aroma is a pleasing mix of roasty to burnt malts and some earthiness as well as some specialty malts I can’t put my finger on. The aroma is more roasty and burnt than anything else. The taste is similar starting off with sort of earthy – slightly oxidized note and then getting roasty and somewhat burnt. By midway it picks up just a little of some rich chocolaty notes too. It seems to have a mild hop bitterness in the background creating a balance to the experience.