Sammy (10680) - 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 (10532) - 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.
j12601 (9286) - 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.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011-11-13. Ruby tinged black body with a small tan head. 3+ Dry roasty flavour grows more roast with consecutive sips, modest roasty bitterness. Dry roasty aroma. Average to thin bodied palate is insufficient for my preferences. Decent stout, but its a bit thin, and one dimensional for my own tastes. On tap at Kuhnhenn, Warren
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep black beer with a thin tan head. Great nose with lots of bitter roasted barley. There is a little bit of light coffee as well. Nice crisp dry roasty finish, although the beer does have a little bit of heft through the middle. Soft charry finish. Quite tasty really.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4116-20111113] Tap. Sweet nutty roast malt aroma. Red-tinged black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Roasted nuttiness continues in the flavour. Medium-full body. Odd soured nut notes, nice to sample though. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2-
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blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malt aroma with some lighter notes of fresh ground coffee. The flavor brings roasted malts, a hint of sweeter malts, coffee, and a solid amount of roasted bitterness in the finish. Tasty.
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
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black body with a an off white head. This is incredibly session able i had 3 of em. Just a very nice hint of irish whiskey atop fresh coffee. A thin sweet malt body is just what i needed for this slick treat. Great!
ClarkVV (5250) - 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.