bhensonb (13621) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Whole Foods in Sacramento. Very black color with an emphemeral tan head. Smells burntly toasty. About medium body with creamish carbonation. Flavor is really gritty burnt toast. Goes on to a touch of sweetness before finishing burnt, lightly smoky, bitter. It’s an ok thing, and reminds of the original Guinness from 40 years ago. Except the flavor leaves the mouth rather than staying. Arguably a bit short on ingredients.
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bakers cocoa, roastiness, vanilla and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt and bakers cocoa with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy ) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and toasted grain. Flavor of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, and chocolate with a dry finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: July 20, 2011
Appearance: opaque black, fint tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light roasted aroma
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of bitter dark chocolate, hint of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: **+ /4
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amost a black pour with a small brownish head. Aroma is roasty and has some prune notes. Flavor is a bit sweeter than most Irish dry stouts and has a definite smoke note to it. Very unique for the style. I like it.
slowrunner77 (9232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"wow...jlozier is right on the money on this one. had it as part of sampler pack of 8 IW brews. there’s a crap malt or some kind of negative common denominator that makes all their beer sub par...not to mention the thin head, body, and flavor. not much to add. "
marcus (8709) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dark brown beer poured with a nice tan head and a smoked malt aroma. The flavor is burnt, creamy and malty, but a bit too thin for a stout.
djd07 (8319) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small frothy off white head that diminishes quickly leaving decent spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a sweet fruity malt with raisin and light roast. Thin mouthfeel with a roasty malt with brown sugar and molasses with a nice dry finish. Easy to drink, a good dry stout from Indian Wells.
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a thin tan head. Chocolate and light roast aroma. Chocolate and light coffee flavor. Lighter body than expected. Chocolate, light roast, and light licorice lingers.
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at Keg and Barrel 15th street in Plano, TX. 12oz bottle pours up dark brown to black with short lived loose mocha head. The aroma is nice with chocolate mixing with dark roasted malts, a touch of caramel and a dash of burnt malts. The aroma is very subtle at times but I find it inviting. The taste begins smooth and somewhat neutral in flavor. It quickly becomes mildly chocolate and burnt. To midway and into the finish it picks up a modest level of caramel – toffee – medium roastiness that helps bring balance to the flavor and bring also some mild dryness into the finish. I like this. The wife does too.