hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Coffee and chocolate nose. Thin fast disappearing head. Classic stout color. Caramel chocolate and roast malt. Mild coffee aftertaste. Light body. Dry finish.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very dark pour with a nice tan head - good looking beer. Good aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Palate is a bit thin. Taste has roasty elements, but seems a bit on the bland side. Decent brew - easy drinking. Not terribly exciting.
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Lakefront Brewery. Pour is dark brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma shows roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, and a touch of nuts. Flavor shows the same with emphasis on the roast. Overall body is lighter than expected and the finish is dry with a good amount of roasted bitterness. Much better on tap than in the bottle.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pitch black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cream, metallic and cardboard. Initial flavor is smooth, slightly roasted, slightly bitter. Flavors of stale coffee, and burntness. A slight tart/sour note. Mouthfeel is bland and very thin. Not what I was expecting. Disappointing.
HighlanderOne (952) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. I’m on a st patricks day kick today Aroma of coffee, toffee, cocoa, roasted nut. Solid black, light tan head. I get the same coffee and toffee flavors, along with chalk and a tiny bit of cocoa. Slightly sour aftertaste. Oily, watery feel - more like a porter. OK, but nothing special here.
alexanderj (3260) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black color with a smallish off white head. Aroma Aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, earth, and cardboard. Flavor was quite roasted, earthy and a bit muddled in flavor. Not all that pleasant.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not really bad but the aroma is coffee and little else, the body is thin, flavour is coffee and a little roast. something of a watery finish
beernovice39 (3075) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a dark brown/black with a tiny brown head. Scent is coffee and roasty. Taste is same with chocolate notes. Very thin.
Bootus (14) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a sweet coffee smell. Dark, dark ,dark color. Very low carbonation, almost watery feel. Taste is mellow for a stout. Pleasant for sipping.
callmemickey (2077) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Pitch black with a health tan-brown head that leaves some lacing as it slowly recedes.
S: Roasted malts... nice dark chocolate, rich coffee, charcoal and caramel.. nice interaction between the different characteristics
T: Follows the scent... The chocolate and caramel take the lead followed by a more coffee like finish and a slightly smokey aftertaste... nice balance
M: Creamy. Full-medium bodied... not too heavy.. Refreshing.
O: A good Irish Stout... its balance is the key and will make this beer more sessionable