ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yep, black... As a nightlight. Hmm, okay. Anyway, it has a pretty billowy medium Brown head, smells very English. Aroma of heavy roasted malts and a touch of coffee - all tucked in by a smooth, malty body. The mouth feel isnít thin nor thick and makes this much more drinkable than if it were the latter. Where this is heavy is in its rich flavor and following finish, although the roasted richness doesnít stick around for the party, the coffee sure does. Itís creamy, slightly sweet and not completely dry. Hints of cocoa come through in the finish as well. Better than I expected, drinkable, and unoffensive. A good Irish dry stout thatís somewhat well balanced and easy on the palate.
Wordsworth (119) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown. A roasted malty flavor with dry hints of cocoa and a smooth finish. Very approachable and not heavy.
GODiSSOUTHERN (323) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressive dry stout. Nice roasty chocolatey flavor with hints of soy sauce. Nice dry finish.
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
GABF 2011. Listed as "Moonlight Irish Stout". Black with a small frothy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted chocolate grains, and a nose of typical dry dark stout. Flavor of the same. Dry, dark black and chocolate malts. Too-mild sweetness, too burnt, and bland.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, ash tray, smoke, and burnt grains. Flavor of roasted malt, ash tray, chocolate, and burnt plastic with a dry finish.
djd07 (2534) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a dark brown with a small frothy tan head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and smoke. Thin mouthfeel with light roast coffee and a nice smoked dry finish. A good dry stout from CBC.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favourite of the Circle brews .. . Pours a dark robust brown, decent foam .. . light tar and chocolate, with a great dose of roast .. . has a decent mouth to it, you could say its made for the texas heat .. . Is it a yes or a no, because youíre kind of holding up traffic here. Itís just - itís rude.
kidmartinek (2967) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with an icy, creamy appearance and a small tan head. Roasty malt aromas. Powdery palate. Dry roasted malt flavor. Slightly creamy. Light cocoa finish. Really anice brew thatís quite enjoyable.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint glass at the brewery- served a solid pitch blackcolor even when held in the sunshine, one finger dark tan head held through the majority of the tasting with solid lacing. Aroma of a burnt malt with some hops roaming around in the background. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is thick and tastes burnt to me, middle has a note of sweetness, finish is somewhat drying but lingers for a considerable amount of time. Good one.