hockeybeerguy (549) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I guess I could have waited closer to St Paddyís Day to review this, but since this is a staple in my house since Iím mostly Irish. I figure thereís no time like the right time to do this one.
The appearance is a jet black body with a two finger off white foamy head with some speckled spider web lacing.
The smell has some coffee, tobacco, and slight malts in the background.
The taste is basically the same.
On the palate, she sits about a medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and has a dry bitter aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this isnít a bad beer and this is the American made one. I could only wish to get back to Ireland to have the real stuff as this runs in my blood. Its so hard to knock this one, yes I would have this again.
Mejs (75) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with great, long white head, thanks to the nitrogen. Aroma is mostly roasty. Almost no carbonation and dry body makes it really easy to drink. Taste is dark malts, roastiness, with small bitterness. If it was more complex it would be a really fine beer, but it still is nice to drink
chucklemation (275) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had this on tap at a Red Robinís. Pours a dark brown with a light off-white head. The aroma is a very subtle roasted malts. Flavor is water and a touch of roasted malts. Has a light, very watery mouthfeel. Sadly, I enjoyed my water from the restaurant more than this. And thatís why Iím confused by the high ratings on the site...
RichTheVillan (1954) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Holly Fields Erdington; extra cold version, dark brown almost black pour with a creamy off white head, coffee and chocolate aroma, taste has roasted malts a hint of coffee, very easy to drink.
johnnymusky (63) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with huge creamy head....not a bad beer.....but looking at it in a pint you would think more flavor....not a first choice but drinkable.
Mr_Pink_152 (193) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint from an other pub. Black, with thick white head. Aroma is roasted malt, taste is similar but watery. Not great, but OK for mass produced commercial pint.
Frode (62) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can 44 cl.
Dark brown, almost black, with a medium creamy tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, some coffee and sugar. The taste is slightly thin for a stout.
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KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Coffee, barnyard, earthy, bubblegum, bubblegum, butterscotch, butterscotch, butterscotch, alcohol, alcohol, raisin, cooked vegetables, bubblegum, bubblegum, leaves, alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, bubblegum, leaves, earthy, cheese, cheese, leaves, basement aromas, herbs, roasty, roasty, hay, bread, herbs, herbs, roasty, cereal, hay, toast, roasty, roasty, cereal, cereal
smaynard6000 (510) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours black with a medium-sized creamy beige head. Slight chocolate malt aroma. Medium-bodied with roasty and slightly chocolatey flavor. Somewhat sweet. Creamy and smooth in texture. Decent.
Pjtaelman (33) - SPAIN - FEB 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the better commercialised beers. Not really my preferred taste, but extra points for the charm it has.