TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark opaque black color, small off-white head. Roasted coffee and some chocolate in the aroma. Medium-bodied. Soft palate (cask!). Toasted, dark malty flavor with hints of dark chocolate. Nice pleasant stout.
3fourths (6932) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
creamy brown nitrogen head atop a deep brown body. soft cocoa and milk powder nose. high oily char character but the nitrogen body and delicate malt allow it reach creamy-espresso-crema-mode, rather than astringent-harsh-soy-licorice-mode. robust and creamy, drying across the middle and finishing with soft roasted barley, creamy oat and semi-bitter baker’s chocolate. expertly crafted dry stout.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Portland Taproom: Called the "Slaine" stout, but it was on nitro, so I imagine that a dry irish stout on nitro is probably going to be slainte, not slaine. Maybe a word document autocorrect? Who knows. This pours a dark black with a thick tan head and a sheet of brown lacing. The nose is smoky with a sweet chewy roastiness and light acidity. The flavor is thin, but very roasty with plenty of chocolate and black patent. The finish is clean; thin and acidic. Not bad. Very irish.
PorterPounder (4610) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hood River, Or - on tap at the brewpub. Dark black pour, nice thick khaki colored head, thick lacing. Aroma has some nice coffee accents, a bit of chicory. Flavor follows the same pattern with a heavy accent on the coffee with some licorice thrown in there for good measure. Nice thick lacticity in the mouthfeel - nice creaminess.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderfully black body with thick, exceptionally lush, creamy chocolate head. Quite rough, roasty nose, full of roasty barley and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Very grainy roast coffee at back of the throat. Dry barley and bitter roast finish. A more roasty and bitter version of Guiness.
beernovice39 (2761) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with a thick tan head that laces. Scent is sweet roasted malts, really great nose here. Taste is chocolate and roasted malts. Nice
BuckeyeBoy (2178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro tap Full Sail Bend Pours out a black with a cream tan head. Aroma of sweet roast and some coffee. Tast was the sweet roast malts, some light coffee and a little bitterness on the end.
troopie (1978) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Poured black with thin tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of roast, malt and toffee. Dry malty flavour with espresso coffee notes. Malty finish with a slight hop bite.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. They didn’t say it was on nitro, but it sure tasted like it. Poured deep black with a small tan head that faded almost immediately. Aroma of roast, chocolate and a lactic note. Flavor was light roast and chocolate, dark malts. Mouthfeel was extremely thin and it finished very dry. Okay, but too thin in the mouth for my personal tastes.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz sample at Full Sail Hood River - Nitro - Aroma has lots of roasted dark malts, chocolate and milky. Flavor matches but is lactic. Palate is creamy and thin. Not bad.