rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewhouse. This stout has nice flavor but the construction is off and very thin.
strongpieman (1560) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, on nitrogen. Smooth with a tall thick head, per the pour. Rich chocolate flavors without much sweetness. Overall good stout.
batneil (406) - - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middle of the road stout, though admittedly I’m not normally a big stout fan. Nice enough.
bytemesis (3974) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Nitrogen tap. Pours deep black with a medium creamy brown head that laces well. Aroma is classical roasted malt, coffee, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet roasted malt and chocolate. No real bitterness for me.
Koskela (333) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is chocolate and chocolate. A decent head of a creamy off white brown and the beer was black as black. It was chocolately and bitter a great combo. There was little carbination and it had a medium/heacy body and very smooth. A good brew
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wort, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt lending it a slight acidity, combined with a note of chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/10/10. Black pour with a thick tan nitro head. Roasty aroma with some chocolate and a bit of metal. Roasty and chocolatey flavor with a bitter dark chocolate finish.
KUEric (887) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and wTery., but still good. Nice Irish stout which I could be wrong but always seem a little waterier than other stouts. So stop thinking bug bold stout/imperial porter type of stuff.
That said some coffee - a lot more oatmealy. Some though not much toasted notes.
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub (aka Black River Stout). Pours opaque black with a decent tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a dark malt flavor that is a bit too thin for a stout. However, a decent brew.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black with a lasting nitro head. Dry and ashy on the nose, a little like french roast coffee. Dry flavor, quite roasty, a touch ashy, and tangy in the finish. Nice bitter chocolate character. Light bodied but with a surprisingly lively body considering the ubiquitous nitro conditioning. A definitely a solid dry stout that still presents well on nitro.