arkurzynski (1461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Roast malt and light smokiness in the nose. Nice round roast flavor that lingers slightly. Barely a hint of smoked malt in the background. Very even carbonation. No offending roast aspects. Just a simple, good stout.
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the world’s greatest Stout. It’s a very solid taste, and a beer that you could easily drink one after another after another after...
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pour brings forward a beer that is nearly black and has a thin tan head. Some spotty lacing and not so great retention, though there’s a thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of coffee alongside a strong base of roasted malt. The flavor is a bit more complex, adding in some dark chocolate alongside the dark, dark coffee. Roasted malt is dominant and becomes a bit too dry and bitter in the finish. Pretty solid effort; I’d have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-18-2011
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2013 This is one of the most unique tasting stouts I have ever tested. The peat smoked malt really does it for me.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black color stout with a nice brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of light smoke peaty malt with roasted coffee notes. Taste is a great mix between some peat malts with notes of roasted coffee and a light touch of black chocolate. Body is about average with good carbonation. Love the light smoked peat notes on that one.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola color with minimal head that fades quickly. Has a pleasant smokey roast flavor to it.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Casanova Liquors (Hudson, WI). Pours a very dark blackish hue, some good haze, ruby bottom and some on the edges, but pretty dark overall, with a decent frothy light brown head, dies to a good layer, laces ok. Aromas are roasted malts, toast, and soda bread, some touches of coffee, a touch of smoky ash, more roasted barley, dry. Initial is medium bodied, dry and roasty up front, with good toast, bread, biscuits, soda bread, toffee, and coffee. Into the middle we get some peaty smoke, ashy and peaty, earthy smoke with some touches of toffee sweetness. Really quite dry and roasty overall, a bit heavier on the palate than I’m used to from the Dry Stout category. I like the peaty smoke, it give sa unique feel and as a Smokehead I appreciate it. Lingering on into the finish, dry roast, peaty smoke, wood, ash, and touches of sweetness peeking through. If anything it loses itself a bit in it’s identity, but the uniqueness of a peaty smoke push towards dominance is quite pleasant, albeit a bit big on the palate. I liked this, I wouldn’t drink it all the time but it certainly was unique. Aromas was lacking, appearance was good, flavors were very nice, and it might have been a touch too dry, but that’s just me nitpicking.
dwm1034 (626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Sonoma WI....pours black with decent head and nice lacing...aroma is dominated by the peat / smoky nose; not my cup of tea put it grows on you....nice body....taste mellows as it warms....
MercyDevice (340) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dry, smoky and roasty flavor - less sweet than any stout I’ve tried before. Interesting, unique flavor. Very dark brown in color, with a huge light brown head.
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably the best irish dry stout i have had, and that isn’t saying much. IT is light with a hint of roastiness.