PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: Black pour with a deep khaki head. Nice black malt aroma- rich roast, milk chocolate and a creamy body with mild carbonation. Rich roast in the flavor with dry black malts with smooth charred notes. Some black espresso as well with deep malt flavors. A nice stout.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger at their Kuhnhenn event. Pours a clean black with a thick tan head. Caramel, roast, malt. Thin, roast. Somewhat empty. Finishes up with a lot of bitterness. Seems a bit one dimensional.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn. hand pump. Black pour. Roasted 7 toasted malts Very dry & chalky. OK
Sammy (11056) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased from the brewery. I believe this was the 2006 batch for St. Paddy’s Day. Black with attractive white head. Roasty, very drinkable malty. Dry and malting was so good
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... Clear, dark brown ale with a quick, creamy, well-tanned head. Toasty malt & caramel aroma and flavor. Coffee and chocolate. Light-bodied and thin with pillow-soft carbonation. Short, burnt, dry finish.
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from my favorite breweryon st patty’s day. on cask. poured dark brown to black. no head. aroma coffee, roasted malts and just a hint of caramel. flavor at 1st I thought this is not that good and after each sip I got to loike this beer, it is my 1 st cask so I didn’t know what to expect, it took me a while to get use to no carbonation once I got use to that this was on great beer I hop the will do this again.
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the St. Patrick’s day party. Dark brown color with a thin ring of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass. Some roasted malts, coffee, and carmel in the aroma. Coffee, molasses, roasted malts, and maybe some cinammon in the taste. Not too shabby.
ClarkVV (5659) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2004 2003 nitro tap. Wonderful pour with tons of tan and caramel colors swirling around. As it settles, it takes on a dark brown and a huge tan-roasty head, much better than guiness' mostly white head. Aroma has tons of bitter coffee in it and quite bold. Begins with a medium body and moderately roasty. This quickly escalates in to a huge espresso flavor with lots of oily, bitter roast flavors lingering. Very dry, but as it warmed, it became a bit too watery for my liking with the roasted barley being a bit too dominating. Needs some other flavors in the mix.