DW78715816 (51) - Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trying this again...man I loved this beer. Much better than the draught version - still I like it but after having stouts like old Rasputin and great divide I know realize it is a nice stout but the micro brews throughout the US produce stouts that are just better - more flavorful and complex. Having said that it is still enjoyable - far more mild in flavor than I remember but that is probably due to expanding the beers I've drank. Still good but not the best like I once thought,
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otto123 (8) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Best on tap. Dry toasted malt . Zero complexity. If you like this I suggest homebrewing this ale. You will be amazed.
salaba13 (20) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich chocolate, coffee and nutty aroma. Dark and thick appearance with foam lingering on the rim. Dark chocolate sweet taste that is thick and full bodied. Overall a good Irish beer to drink on more occasions than just St. Patrick’s Day.
ineedbeer (617) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Aroma has a muted roast character with some light coffee and faint chocolate notes. Medium light dark fruit esters with faint banana and tropical fruit.
Pours a clear, dark brown with some lighter brown highlights and a medium thick, moderately sized tan head that recedes to the edges where it lingers.
Flavor has a faint sweetness with moderate roast and coffee notes and light chocolate character. Mid to late palate you pick up some fruit notes of berry, cherry and prune with faint hints of banana and tropical fruit. Finish has a lingering roast note. Medium light bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty unimpressive stout with a surprisingly large ester quality. Nice roast notes along with light chocolate, but not as Bright as they could be. Good mouthfeel with slight stickiness.
stitchman (14) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty much a reliable standby when in the mood for a stout and your options are limited.
MattH (635) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Bought six pack for $5.99 for St. Patrick’s Day. Ten years ago when I first had this beer I thought it was great. Now, I feel that it is far below par as far as stouts are concerned. Pour was dark brown and head was tan. Aroma was vegetable water and butter. Taste was vegetable water, metal, roasted malts, and some slight fruitiness. The finish coats the mouth with a light chocolate flavor. Body is very light and the level of carbonation is high.
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown hue, manila head. Beads of lace here and there.
Smells oxidized and generically malty. Tastes of slightly aged hops, mild astringency, and zero roasted malt character delivered by a thin body. Wtf?
Hard to be disappointed when coming in with low expectations, but here we are. This gives "dark beer" everywhere a bad name. Please stop producing it.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Huge chocolate malt. I prefer the Draught version just for the nitro.
cafgen (108) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice black color with a thick creamy head. Smell is bitter/coffe/chocolate. Taste is coffe, but smooth in the mouth and bitter at the end.
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bigguns22 (622) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I have had Guinness from 2 or 3 different regions and can say that not having them together I cant or had noted a different taste. Pour is black and has a nice tan head. Aroma is full of coffee,chocolate and malts. At finsh taste it smooth and malty but then bitter hops hits you and that my friends is what makes it great.