Ibrew2or3 (7997) - 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.
blipp (7896) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Roasted malty aroma with a hint of coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, dry nutty notes, and a hint of coffee. Pretty good.
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
damn, that cuban sandwich was good .. . also on Nitro @ CCB, Tampa .. . last beer before heading out .. . deep black brown .. deep burnt oatmeal and black biscuit .. . creamy mouth .. buoy, this was easy to put down! .. . . unlike black tar heroin...
drowland (7802) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is coffee and cream with a big earthy accent. The flavor is sour up front but it turns to huge coffee, some cream, and general wonderfulness. This is the best Irish stout I’ve had.
Plovmand (7712) - 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!!!
after4ever (7400) - 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.
jredmond (7228) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draft at Cigar City Smokes RnH event in NYC. Pours a deep brown body, no lacing or head. Aroma is great stout notes - dry roast. Mouthfeel is medium with nice dryness, chocolate, and roast.
nimbleprop (7088) - 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.
PorterPounder (7053) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa, Fl - on tap at the brewery tasting room. Dark black pour, thickish mocha colored pour, decently thick lacing. Day old coffee notes in the aroma with some fresh lake water. Flavor has the same coffee essence, hints of smoke, touch of licorice. Good example of the dry stout style. Decently thick mouthfeel - some velvety smoothess - just the right amount of carbonation.
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at World of Beer, Fort Myers. Poured a black-brown color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma was creamy, roasted malts, light roasted coffee notes. Light chocolate malt, good roasted qualities, light earthy hop notes - very smooth and enjoyable. Once I said the name a few times, I got it. Hey, I was drinking.