TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, 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 Iím 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 itís 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 wouldnít 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 thatís just me nitpicking.
dwm1034 (755) - 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 (365) - 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 Iíve tried before. Interesting, unique flavor. Very dark brown in color, with a huge light brown head.
crossovert (11424) - 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 isnít saying much. IT is light with a hint of roastiness.
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 Iíve 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 fingerís 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 Iíve ever had.
tgncc (3100) - 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 Paulís 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 (9999) - 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 (1289) - 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 (3561) - 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 (303) - 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.