ciaranc (365) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint, Nitro, Farringtons, Dublin. Jet black, huge lasting cream coloured head. Canít get much aroma through the bishops collar. Flavour is medium, dry roast malt, balanced with a good dose of English hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, smooth, smooth. Not much carbonation. Hints of coffee in the finish. Would like to try from the cask.
culchiem (1666) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at WJ Kavanagh. Jet black with a solid stout head. Aroma is light roasted malt. Flavour is toasted malt, nice dry stout base with a long roasted peat finish.
Creedence (127) - Cork, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Porterhouse Cork. Pours a lovely dark cloudy brown with a thinnish tan head that remains for duration of pint. Aroma is quite prominent for a nitroed stout, with strong chocolate and coffee hints. Taste is a nice medium sweetness followed by a medium roasty bitterness - roasted malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate are present. Palate is quite dry, full bodied, and offers a lingering roasty bitterness. Quite a good deal better than I remembered.
Deu (395) - IRELAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the cobblestone in Dublin. Strong roasted coffee flavour. Deep black with a thick white head. Nice irish stout with a strong taste
Dogbrick (6033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours flat black with a medium creamy tan head that recedes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty character of coffee and malt, plus a touch of dark chocolate. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Decent all around.
omhper (17466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Cobblestone, Dublin. Black with creamy head. Heavily roasty coffee aroma. Mid dry with creamy mouthfeel. Licorice and coffee with cream. Long resiny bitterness. A full flavoured Irish stout.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Great nitro pour, pitch black, medium off white head. Aroma: a little chocolate, tiny amount of coffee, cream. Flavour: milky, quite a good amount of chocolate, lots of coffee & cream, quite malty. Lovely tangy bitter finish. Quite lovely!
ACD (336) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint from the cask at the B&C (dry hopped). Pitch black with bubbled tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, tobacco, ever so slight hop zing from the dry hopping. Taste is full of roasted smokey malt, with coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and earthy hop notes featuring too. Such a powerful tasting stout that the dry hopping doesnít really get the chance to work its magic fully, but there are flickers of citrus notes here and there, a more pronounced earthy bitterness, and a definite tang in the otherwise dry aftertaste. This is great from the cask no doubt about it.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAR 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black with a nitro head. Chocolatey and slightly liquoricey aroma. Deep fruity character with some light chocolate. A little bit of roasty tartness in the finish.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ brewpub. Nitro pour. Black with ruby tint. Aroma is oats and chocolate. Mild aroma. Soft palate. Balanced and drinkable with just the right touch of roast in the finish, very Irish. Lingering mochaccino finish.