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.
chinchill (1388) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stampiní ground stout on nitro tap at Country Boy [5.5% and 4.8% listed in pub]
Pours black; opaque; durable light tan head
Near creamy smooth, near full body, medium carbonation is a bit lively for style.
Flavor: dark malts with chocolate and a touch of spices
Mild aroma of dark roasted malts and chocolate.
O: good looking but otherwise not particularly special
Drake (7950) - 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.
Nero55 (492) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Light body with roasted malt, chocolate, and some fruity ester notes with a dry finish.
rlpeeler (77) - 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 doesnít fill the palate...not unpleasant but not the body of a better stout. Still a good effort and not unpleasant.
Brigadier (2830) - 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. Iíd drink it again if I were in the area.
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 (5038) - 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
Chudwick (1791) - 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.
theisti (3093) - 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.
jhp40219 (256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft, on tap at Holy Grale. Pours black with a small creamy tan head that leaves quite a bit of sticky lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is huge coffee, roasted malts and chocolate up front with black licorice in the background. Long dry finish of roasty malts and chocolate. Full bodied, thick and creamy palate, slightly higher than average carbonation. Reminds me a lot of Schlaflyís Coffee Stout. Certainly much better than most other dry stouts Iíve had. And itís sessionable too! Very good!