chinchill (579) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a pint glass in April 2011. Poured opaque black and brown with reddish highlights; light pour produces a prodigious tan head: it took me 3 pours and a few sips to get this 12 oz bottle into my 16+ oz glass. Good inviting aroma featuring roasted malt with hints of fruitiness and (or from) hops. A bit of less inviting alcohol esters. A superb mix of flavor components that change from initial taste to aftertaste. Great balance of sweetness and bitterness (hops). Notable flavor of cocoa with hints of dark dried fruits and coffee. Fine medium body with near creamy feel and excellent carbonation.
O - Although not bold or exciting, this is a really well put together stout that I highly recommend. Great session stout.
brian60625 (609) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap at the Lakefront Brewery. I hate to point this out, Lakefront, but this is a lame stout. It had a flat and sloppy-thin body character. The taste was a mild roasted malt and coffee. Black in appearance with some brown head that quickly dissipated, just like the flavor. Nut aroma. Iíll pass on this one when I see it next time.
edgallow (1082) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate.
dalekliz (776) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Light aroma, of burnt toasted malt, wood, and dark chocolate. Taste is crisp and sharp, of burnt toast, dark chocolate, wood, and malt. Lingering bitter chocolate toast. Decent.
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a dark tan head. Short retention. Roasty, light sweet aroma and palate. Medium body, croily texture and a light roasty, dry finish. Solid session stout.
jcos (1175) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 19th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark opaque, white head.
Aroma: Aroma is really just roasty.
Taste: Light bitterness, roast.
Summary: Really enjoyable dry stout. I let this thing sit in my fridge for a long time even though Ben gave it to me. Would try again fresh.
mbgrayson (433) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with thin tan head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Taste is rich and smooth, A very drinkable irish stout. Thumbs up.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12oz. Bottle. Black pout, light tan head. Very roasty in the nose and roasty and sweet in the taste. Good, but perhaps a little too sweet for my liking.
demmbonz (302) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle in a pint glass. Burnt malt and bitter flavors. Carbonation is a bit harsh. Nice looking. Average tasting. Not bad.
kathouse (572) - Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark beer with a thin tan head. Expresso, toffee, and some toasting provides a very pleasant aroma. Medium body and fine carbonation. More expresso and toffee in the flavor with a drying finish of black malt bitterness. Overall, a nice dry Irish Stout.