Dogbrick (9456) - 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 (21288) - Tyresö, 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 (2798) - 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!
Beermack (725) - 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 doesn’t 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 (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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 (5218) - 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.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Picture perfect. Tan topped and stoic. Single word: Excellent. Woody and outdoorsy, smooth and silky too. (#3665, 9/13/2009)
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008
Roast and some fruit aroma. Dark red coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with some alcohol present. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp finish.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a small, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood and unfermented wort. Dry and very roasted flavour
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2178-20090520] Tap. Mild chocolate malt roast aroma has some peas thrown in. Black body with a thick long-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted malt grains flavour has some dry bitter notes throughout. Full body is a little thin. Average, could hold more bite.
(@ Franciscan Well; Cork, Ireland)