TheAlum (6825) - 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 it’s 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 don’t say so. Proven over and my surprise of the day. Growler kept it surprisingly in good shape. Quality Irish Dry Stout I’d love to have again. A stronger roast, but some mellow sweetness into the finish really brought it home for me.
drfabulous (6195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER. Flip top pops and BAM. Carbonation. Awesome. Peat. Chocolate. Cocoa. This may be the best dry stout I’ve had. Totally balanced. Hops leave a nice finish.
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of dark chocolate, cocoa, and toffee. Flavor was similar, not very sweet, dry, good example of the style for sure.
riversideAK (6057) - 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.
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Aroma is earthy, charred malt, burnt coffee, barley and sugar. What make this better from most others in the style is the fuller creamy body not found in most 5 % stouts. Mouth feel is a bit heavier than it actually is. Real nice.
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, at brewery, RBWG 2010. Pours a flat black body with a small creamy light brown head. The nose is dry and roasty with some lighter coffee notes. Flavor is much the same, maybe a touch thin, but still a nicely roasty Dry Stout with some light coffee and minimal bitterness. Lighter bodied with the standard nitro mouthfeel. Not a standout, especially for the day, but it was decent.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Funky Budda. Dark brown almost black with a tan head and lace. Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Deep chocoffee with a good malt bitter finish.
Rciesla (5500) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ CCB: Dark black color, tan head. The nose is very roasty with a dry wood and earth note along with the coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Thin flavor and a robust earthy finish with a bit more sweetness rousing up. Clean and up front, not bad.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Dark black in color, hazy with a thin tan head. Big coffee roast and lots of dry Irish stout flavors. Very tasty brew.