Holmen1 (1856) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boks delt med Ovesen jan-14: flott skum som ventet, men heller beskjeden aroma (av røstet malt). Slank, tørr (og ørlittegrann sur) smak hvor røstet malt dominerer over humlen. Ettersmaken gjør ikke mye av seg. Irsk pøseklassiker.
PeatyPete (246) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark beer with a fantastic-looking head. I always find this a beer that is dominated by the bitter roasted malt taste. Complex but not quite my taste.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve probably had this 1,000 times and have never rated it. Last night had one at Kelly’s Irish Pub in Oakland Park, FL. Pint glass. Pours a deep black with a pillow of off-white head. Aromas are mostly roasted or slightly burnt malts and so mild hops. The taste is fine for what it is. Mild flavors overall, but solid balance between the roasted malts and the hops. Mild finish. Slightly bitter at the end.
Padchenko (30) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on draught. Great appearance settles from cliudy topure dark with magnificent head. The head consistently clings to the side of the glass as a sign it’s a good pint. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Refreshing, tasty, smooth stout. excellent beer
T1ck_T0ck (7) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Literally my preferred beer. Can, bottle, draught, don't really care as it all tastes great. I like their special brews but their basic is a good place to call home.
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Mpuntmuts (121) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From can. Black pour with creamy tan one finger head. Roasted malts aroma with hidden coffee notes. Taste follows nose with some bitter chocolate and a nice bitter aftertaste. I find the body rather thin with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Used to love the shit out of this stuff but it lacks body in my opinion. Still a nice stout though. Very sessionable.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, Pours dark brown to black. Aroma is coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Light to medium bodied. Never really enjoyed Guinness a lot but it beats most lagers in the pub I guess.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I feel like, more than any other beer, esp. in the US, that your experience is dependent on your bartender. If that is you, with the magic ping pong ball (and yes, you can use it as one in a pinch if you are drunk enough) you likely just have a very easy drinking dark beer. Done correctly, it could easily pick up a 1/2 point. Surprising I having not rated this beer before. This is something to look out for as a bar that has knowledgeable bartenders but a meh selection. Of note, I got this one that I’m rating at Target on clearance, $7 for 8 cans. Go figure.
JesseMartineau (38) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Black goodness, I will say that I am rating this based on the draught from Ireland itself, not the can we get in north America. Pours black as a south colonial maid, head tan like my ass after my dad would catch me playing with matches in the forest. Chocolate and coffee, Carmel taste. Very smooth, like my ass after my dad tanned it for playing with matches in the forest.
amikhaylov (4) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Guinness in common, malty and extremely drinkable stout. In aroma coffee is noticable and the same for taste. Average sort