jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Humpy’s served on a nitro pump. This was still cascading into the head when it was served. Opaque beer with a foamy brown nitro powered head that left glass coating lace. Very little nose with some bitter chocolate and black malts. Nice light nitro moutfeel. Lots of dusty bitter chocolate, some ash, burnt toast and some sweetened coffee. There is a hint of something lactic in the back. Very enjoyable stout.
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun foncé, ce stout arrive de l’Alaska. Merci Yan! Belle mousse crémeuse et dentelle éparpillée. Nez riche de café et de cacao avec des noisettes grillées et de l’avoine rôtie. Goût de torréfaction et de chocolat brun et noir avec une bonne dose de grains noircis et rôtis. Corps de moyenne densité avec une texture crémeuse et un pétillement doux. Finale amère assez longue. Savoureuse à souhait.
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une cannette d’Alaska. Une bière noire avec une mousse brune. Un nez de chocolat, de café au lait ou de lait au chocolat et de noix grillé. Une bouche de chocolat et de café. Merci Yan pour cette bière.
OldGrowth (2662) - 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.
troyc (2473) - 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.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Humpys. Black with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted grains. Rich chocolate flavor with a bit of hop and roasted malt bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. This is a very well balanced, full flavored Stout, my favorite from Denali so far.
nakedwhendrunk (2079) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 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.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Taproot Café; nitro pour; pitch black with creamy chocolate colored head; nitro tap leaves this super creamy with light nose of oats and chocolate; level of roast is quite rich and tasty; texture overall is on the light side with creamy mouthfeel going down; licorice, dry chocolate and lots of roast; quite nice overall
thorongil2 (1237) - , 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
bblack99 (526) - 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!