AbsoluterZero (11) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Source: 12 oz bottle from local retailer
Aroma: Smells like a lot of dry stouts I’ve had in my day. Just a wee bit of bittersweet chocolate comes through to the nose. Quite pleasant, actually.
Appearance: For all intents and purposes, this beer is is an opaque black. It pours with a finger’s width of khaki colored head.
Taste: Not nearly as bitter as I was expecting. In fact, this stout is quite sweet for a "dry" stout (a very strong chocolate taste to it, slightly lighter caramel notes). Got the lovely malty backdrop I like in a stout of this style, but the unusual sweetness is the star attraction.
Palate: Pretty smooth on the palate. Has a moderately thick body to it. None of the flavors linger too long in the mouth.
Overall: An excellent offering from Furthermore. The sweetness of the beer was a bit surprising, but very welcome. One of the best dry stouts I’ve ever had.
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Paul’s house. The aroma is smoke, chocolate, brown sugar, very nice. The appearances is a slighly translucent brown, light btan head. The flavor is smoke, chocolate, roast - enjoyable, and not overly dry. The finish is smoke again, meaty, pine, resin. Medium/thick in body, particularly for an Irish stout. Enjoyable.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark blackish brown with off-tan head. Nose is dark malt, chocoff. Tastes black malty, with cacao, coffee, slight rauchy notes, backup hops, and a decent complexity.
roder60 (1284) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with foamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet baking chocolate with slight lactic notes. Flavor nice and dry yet somewhat creamy. Not too bitter or overpowering, yet still has depth. Dry roasty finish. Overall, dangerously drinkable.
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan soapy head. Aroma of smoke, plums, and wood. Smoky flavor with peat, and plum sweetness. Dry as advertised. Nice beer.
oOJUXEOo (287) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with small tan head. Smell of smoked peat is strong. Taste is subtle but gets more smoky as you get into it. Nice smooth beer.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: dark black with burnt edges. Fluffy khaki head fades rocky with big bubbles mingling amidst mousse-like meringue. Lingers in the shape of a doughnut. Mahogany highlights along bottom. Swirls with khaki clumps and tons of lace.
Nose: smoke, wood chips – cedar comes to mind, burnt wood esters, and dry brittle bakers chocolate chunks. Faint plums and prunes in the back; sweetness of meats then bitter nip of the skins. Black root and black strap molasses mingle with the earthen smoky burnt essence.
Palate: medium mouthfeel and weight with a prominent burnt bitterness. Burnt wood, peat, smoke, and some nicely aged cedar. Dry finish with smoke in the breath. Black root, more wood, black strap molasses charred and tastefully crusty. Brittle chocolates in the back of each quaff. Plum skins linger long with the subtle bitterness found only in the very end while plum meats tantalize along with a sweet chewy dark raisins in middle quaff.
Final Thoughts: if you don’t like peat and you don’t like smoke then you very well may not like this beer. By all means though, don’t let that stop you from trying. I love both so of course I enjoyed the heck out of this beer. Thanks sis!
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A competent stout with a dominant black coffee flavor. Good
How: Bottle 12oz. Split three-way
The look: Dark brown body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is a bit roasted with lots of black coffee notes of cigarette butt. Taste is roasted crunchy malts, brownies, a cup of black coffee, some tobacco, some cacao, light peaty notes. A fun beer. According the the description “This is our rendition of a Dry Irish Stout, circa 1890… ”, people were drinking good beer back and didn’t worry much about the 1.9K bug.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle thanks to JJFoodie) Lots or aroma- smoke, minerals, roast, limestone. A good amount of smoked salmon. Very nice smell. Black color. Taste is about the same as the smell, very complex and full- Smoked salmon, minerals. A nice beer.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Potent, smoky, caramel roasty, aroma. Pours a dark, dark brown with a healthy, foamy head. Heavy taste, emphasizing a smokiness, and coffee like. Body is lighter than a stout, but it is full flavored and very unique. Tasty stout, definitely worth a try, as its nothing like I’ve had before.