Ibrew2or3 (7661) - 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 í010. 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 canít put my finger on. The aroma is more roasty and burnt than anything else. The taste is similar starting off with sort of earthy Ė 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 (7342) - 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 (7254) - .....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...
Plovmand (7176) - 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!!!
drowland (7112) - 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 Iíve had.
after4ever (6922) - 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 (6651) - 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.
PorterPounder (6520) - 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.
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 oz growler from markwise. Thanks, Mark! My 50th CCB Rating.. Not bad for not being in the state since I was 9 or 10 years old. Looking to try this for a long while. Pours an opaque blackish pour, some brownish edges, dark with a cakey tannish head. Laces small as it dies to a solid frothy ring. Aromas are a good roasty base, touches of chocolate, sweet, some old cold coffee with cream. Touches of smoke and earth. Initial is lighter bodied preaching some good roast, peanuts and earthy bitterness. Touches of coffee, chocolate on the bitter side, light and some creamy sweetness moving in. Surprisingly bitter and good lingering earthy roast, peanuts, sweeter coffee. Finish leaves a touch of Baskin Robbins like vanilla, and then earthy roast and toast, cocoa. Pretty good for a smaller Irish stout that held up on itís journey well. Good carbonation, palate enveloping roast. Solid and roasty with just that proper amount of sweetness to keep it grounded. A pretty nice Dry Stout, if I donít say so. Proven over and my surprise of the day. Growler kept it surprisingly in good shape. Quality Irish Dry Stout Iíd love to have again. A stronger roast, but some mellow sweetness into the finish really brought it home for me.
nimbleprop (6317) - 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. Iíd order this at a bar, I wish I could make this, but this isnít a revelation by any stretch.