hockeybeerguy (577) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance has a black colored body with an off white one fingered foamy head that dies within about a minute leaving a nice sticky foamy lacing. The smell has some roasty light chocolate coming backed up by some malts. The taste is bitter and sweet at separate times with a dry coffee-ish aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium, and is somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and for me as its not too harsh but not too soft, just right.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good Irish dry stout well worthy of coming back to.
furthur (71) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampler. Black, thin dark khaki head. Aroma fruit and malt. Taste STOUT! Malt and light fruit, faint hops/bitter. Finish semisweet chocolate. A bit thin.
SHIG (3405) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler: Poured a dark black with red edges, the head was thin tan. Aroma is cocoa/bakers chocolate and coffee hints. Taste is bold roasted malts, light bitter chocolate, and edgy coffee.
OldGrowth (2421) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
at GABBF 2012. Good aroma, sweet, malty, lots of chocloate. Brownish black color, Good head and lace, clung to and slid down glass as I sipped. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. had a bite about it I couldn’t quite name.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABBF. Almost black, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar. Decent stuff for a 6% stout.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a peaty fragrant chocolate with dark fruits. In mouth, a smooth silky chocolate stout, with light peaty notes, nutty and smooth. On tap at Humpy’s Oct. 9 2011.
troyc (2014) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap] Pint at a restaurant near Denali National Park in early September. Inky black pour with a stout brown head on top. Heavy char and ash in the nose. Lighter milk chocolate and vanilla in the aroma as the beer warms. Burnt malts, wood, espresso, anise and ash throughout. Dry finish. Thick and oily mouthfeel. A really nice surprise. Even though the ABV is low, this is a hearty beer that could keep you warm through the winter.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Talkeetna Roadhouse a few days ago. Black pour with foamy dark brown head that laced beautifully. Aroma was well-rounded coffee with loads of chocolate malt and roasted grains. Flavor and finish fell a touch short, with a good start of coffee but a weak progression into nutty chocolate as the finish felt a bit muddled and overly sweet. Great for the area, but this one is just a tiny bit off. If they can address the finish, this would be one heck of a brew!
thorongil2 (996) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) clear dark brown/black colour with small brown head; aroma of smoked frut,; smooth medium bitter flavour iwth long medium bitter finish, watery palate
nearbeer (3380) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at Humpy’s in ANC. Awesome look and mouthfeel; creamy head and softest body ever. Nitro btw, but I don’t care you Puritans. Served a bit too cold, so the aroma was just a hint of coffee and cocoa. Flavor was nice but hidden a bit also, but the aftertaste showed a great balance of sweetish caramel and chocolate against a slightly more powerful acidity of the roast. Medium-heavy body is dry, watery and highly downable at this temperature.