UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad by any means. Full, rich roastiness. Black opacity with a tan head. Body is light to medium, with mild hopping providing a bit of dryness. Carbonation is a little high, that's my only complaint. One of the better stouts out there.
Brigadier (2590) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
I can’t remember where I picked this up but it was a respectable release. After trying it once I won’t be rushing to get another (especially if it comes from Shipyard). It is average at best; not a drainpour but not exciting either.
Aroma / Appearance - An inky black pour slinks into the glass. Fluid with a tan head it slowly falls like melting snow. Black licorice, spicy figs, charred oak, and ash are backed by a robust maltiness.
Flavor / Palate - Spicy cola, black licorice, and then a fluid maltiness appear in turn. The thin bodied mouthfeel could use more body. This has some positive aspects. Ultimately though the outcome is a run of the mill stout with minor weaknesses.
Scrapersnbeer (1246) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of wet earth and old coffee. Pitch black, tan film of head. Tangy and metallic, weird yeast at play. Could be infected, but my observations are consistent with other reviews. Light and insubstantial body. Big disappointment from Gritty’s.
clueo (134) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good stout which pours a great dark color with a nice head. Simple to drink, but not a ton going on as far as taste and smell. A very drinkable stout which is good for the summer months.
Leighton (8617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the Portland branch. Pours clearish, dark brown with a lingering beige cream head. Ashy roast aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor with more ashy, burnt malts, cocoa, mild coffee grounds, dirt. Light bodied with creamy carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, some dark malt tang, ash, cocoa. Pretty meh.
jdobbs (222) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste is watery and slightly sweet at first, but then gets a bitter hit which lingers with a bit of roastiness. Not a great stout by any means
Rrauth (896) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the pony in NYC. Better than expected and great stout appearance. Light on taste but still not a disappointing beer
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czar (3246) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
tap at brewpub. clear dark brown with a nice creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. peat, metal, ash, rustiness, acrid fruitiness. soft carbonation, light body - weak structure, awful metallic and mineral finish. it’s hard to brew a horrid classic dry stout..
Snoyes2 (1) - Maine, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark in color with a nice white creamy head. Rich coffee chocolate aroma and taste with a hint of hoppiness at the finish. Mouth feel is similar to that of a guiness, surprisingly light and watery, not a bad thing. Over all a good stout when you can find it.
GuillaumeCL (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours opaque black with find thick off-white head. Smell is fairly sweet and slightly roasty, though weak overall. Palate is light bodied with good carbonation. Taste is watery and slightly sweet at first, but then gets a bitter hit which lingers with a bit of roastiness. Not a great stout by any means.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. into pint glass. Oatmeal nose. Strange taste I can’t quite pin down, but it’s not pleasant. A lot of chalkiness. Absurdly low ABV. Watery, heavily carbed. Okay, so now I know why this was 5 bucks for a bomber. Also, WTF is "Gritty McDuffs?" That sounds like a Simpsons parody.