theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint nitro draft at the brewery in Lexington, Kentucky. The pour is an opaque brown black with a light tan head. The aroma is somewhat stale coffee, roast malt, whisper of sweet, somewhat vanilla. The taste is the roast up front, the coffee notes and the finish features a mix of sweet vanilla and black licorice. The palate is medium bodied, with the soft nitro mouth feel. The softly bitter coffee taste carries the finish. Decent take on the style that I am admittedly too critical of.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #19. Draft at the brewery. Nitro. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head that fades quickly. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, mild hops. Thin-medium bodied, smooth.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
This was on nitro. A respectable stout drinks as well as many other local session beers. I would not go out of your way to get the rate. However if you happen to be near Lexington or somewhere where it is on tap then sample on the best breweries in the Kentucky scene.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy deep black base retains a tan head. Smoky malts, coffee, and a nice licorice base hover in the air like the smell of morning dew. Soft on the senses it earns it respect incrementally instead of trying to smash you over the head with complexity.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy vanilla tickles the tongue. A carbonated mouthfeel could be partly attributed to the nitro. Black coffee and malts transition to a pleasant finish. For a dry stout this is a much better alternative to any of the mass produced offerings. I’d drink it again if I were in the area.
rlpeeler (67) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap nitro. Black slight beige head. Mild taste of malt with caramel predominating no bitter. Taste is a bit thin and doesn’t fill the palate...not unpleasant but not the body of a better stout. Still a good effort and not unpleasant.
Chudwick (1716) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample - pours brown with khaki head. Nose is roasted coffee. A slight spicy hot kick. Solid beer. Long roast finish.
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the brewery. Pours an translucent dark brown with not very much head for a nitro stout. The mouthfeel is thin and lacks body, but the flavor is chocolatey with minimal bitterness and a dry finish.
DrSilverworm (4762) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the brewpub, nitro pour. Dark brown red color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose bits of lace... Less than typical for nitro. Lighter body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. More dry texture. This barely seems nitro at all to me. Just tastes like a regular non-nitro irish dry stout, albeit a solid one. No creaminess. Nice toasty malt, some chocolate, light coffee.. Good light roast in the finish. Light to moderate bitter taste. Tasty Irish stout, despite being so un-nitro
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ CB. Dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Mild aroma of chocolate, coffee and black roasted malt. Flavor about the same with mostly chocolate and coffee. Medium to light body with a creamy mouth feel. Not bad.
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Nitro. Very creamy stout. Bit of chocolate and cocoa in flavor. Well done. Nitro shines.
ContemplateBeer (1412) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
They had this on Nitro and CO2; I chose nitro. Aroma of chocolate, whoppers and vanilla. Appearance is black with dense mocha head. Flavor really starts out with vanilla and a little coffee and moves into chocolate malt. Palate is lightly bubbly. A solid, interesting Stout.