bpreo (1965) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a great Stout! What a great name for a Dry Irish Stout. Lakefront could have called it Pig’s Corpse Extract Stout, and I still would love it.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours an opaque black body with a half inch of tan head. Smells roasty, with hints of coffee, chocolate, and a suggestion of date. Tastes roasty - baker’s chocolate and coffee along with nut toward the finish. Medium to full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that helps keep this an easy drinker. One of the tastiest dry stouts I’ve had thus far. I’m impressed.
JonnyMadison (68) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint. Dark, root beer, color. Very roasty and rich, with a nutty chocolate flavor. Chilled. Very smooth and not overpowering.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small brown head. Aroma of roast and dark chocolate. Flavor of roast, coffee and dark chocolate. Very good.
frankenkitty (1971) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, I might be going "against the grain" on this as I really enjoyed it. Black bodied and intimidating with a thin, oily, tan film sloshing around on top. Well-roasted aroma, coffee-bitter that carries over largely into the flavor. Full-bodied & oily, finishing dry. A fine stout.
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TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
So I went on the "Brewery tour" at Lakefront today and was suprised to see this beer, as it was new to me (and obvisly to RateBeer as I just added it). It was damn tasty, so I had 2 pints of it (needeed one to wash down the bad Pumpkin beer).
Ernest (6573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with a light note of vanilla and mineral. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Wow, now this is a very authentic dry stout...low alcohol, clean and wonderfully balanced, has that hard water / wet stone smell that all Irish stouts do, insanely quaffable, but still creamy and very enjoyable. And a fairly well-lasting head without the nitro crutch. And just about opaque, which surprised me. Thumbs up.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(02.18.06) Sampled at FebFest ’06, Libertyville, IL. Pours brown-black with tiny off-white head and no discernable carbonation. Roasted malt aroma. Medium bodied stout that starts dry with tiny malt sweetness and dried fruit (prune?)/expresso/roasted malt flavors. Finishes dry with roasted malt flavor and bitterness fade. Flavorful and smooth. A very good dry stout.
shadey (1976) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Completely black pour and a thin head of deep mocha. RIch sweet aroma of cream and mild roast. Flavors are well blended - mild roast that cleans up the sweetness. A very nice stout - the sweetness defines it.
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours super dark brown.. Big brown head.... Burnt coffe aroma...taste is smooth creamy coffe milk... great