DrinkinWell (365) - - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours jet black with caramel colored head and little noticeable lacing. Earthy tobacco on the nose. Hints of roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Medium carbonation; pretty dry. Not the greatest stout.
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une bouteille de 22 oz, cadeau de Frank. Stout noir avec une belle mousse et une tenue des plus solides. Au nez, parfums secs de malts rôtis, de fumée de torréfaction, de cacao et de caramel. Au goût, les saveurs sont agréables sans être extrêmement intéressantes. Un élément terreux se rajoute au tableau des parfums et saveurs déjà repérés. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un liquide au corps moyen-faible avec un pétillement normal et une texture un peu légère. La finale est sèche, rôtie et terreuse. Pas si mal. Très simple. Tout de même facile à boire.
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Close to black in the glass, topped by a dense, two-finger beige head. The aroma is quite roasted, close to bonfire, with some chocolate and coffee grit. It’s dry on the palate, still it feels sort of milk stout sweet. Roasted bitterness, some hops, prunes and a good dash of burnt malts. Very smooth on the palate, medium body. Long burnt finish. Quite lovely. 151609
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, lactose sugar and hint of ash. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small light-brown head. Aroma and flavour of smoke, coffee, roasted malt and caramel. Thin palate.
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Spicy licorice flavor with an off putting burnt characteristic. Actually makes my tongue tingle almost like my taste buds are trembling in fear of having to experience another sip. Extremely light and empty body.
dlovell2 (1183) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber but have had multiple times at Gritty’s in Portland and Freeport. Pours black with thick creamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate, earthy hops and yeastiness. Flavor is dry roasted malt with cocoa, and earthy hop finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice dry stout.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend from notes. Pours dark brown to black with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have dry roasted malts, toasted bread, dark chocolate, lighter bodied for a stout, mild to moderate bitterness, decent enough for a session stout.
GIJOE (922) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a foamy, tan head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is fairly sweet. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Not bad.
Bulk_Carrier (2676) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark brown almost black colored body with a lumpy tan four finger head. The head begins to fade after a minute or two. The lacing is spotty lacing throughout.
The smell was coffee, with a hint of smoky chocolate. There is some light cinnamon and pepper.
The taste was bitter through the coffee and becomes balanced with some light milk chocolate.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, very smooth, no aftertaste, dry finish, some carbonation is felt on the tongue.
Overall, this is an excellent choice for an Irish Dry Stout, probably one of the better beers by Gritty’s.