migwell (130) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour, heavy and dry black maltiness, some sweetness followed by a dry finish. Coffee, chocolate, rich tasting brew with a decent ABV. Easy drinking.
Leighton (14674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared in Canaan, NH. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. The nose has worn out roasted malts, light toasted caramel, slight oxidation. Light sweet flavor, soured, with tart dark berries, mellow cocoa. Light to medium bodied, fizzy. Quite tart and quenching on the finish, a little oily, some vague cocoa. Well, it’s off.
BroSpud (1893) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a nice looking creamy tan head. Thinner palate than expected from the look. Fairly average tasting for the style, somewhat on the sweet side but solid overall. Great stout for the price.
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Beer Shop, East Longmeadow, MA during a meet the brewer event, 19/05/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is roat malt, brown sugars, dark toffee.
Tate comprises roast malt, grain, hint of chocolate.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, roasty finish.
On the bland side, lacking deth and character as per most of the Lefty’s beers I sampled this day.
AirForceHops (4792) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Ryan and Casey’s Liquors. Pint shows pitch black color with thin tan head. Nose is all chocolate malt with light roast. The taste is smooth a bit of coffee and a strong amount of chocolate malt. Body is on the lighter side of Medium, yet much fuller then Guinness Draught. It’s is difficult not to compare it to the classic example of the style yet for me it’s a touch better.
bhensonb (12744) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from cakanator. Pours very dark brown with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is actually rather creamy burnt malt. Full bodied. Frothy carb. Makes me think of milk stout. Still pretty dry. Creamy too. So it’s starting burnt, shows a little sugar, and then finishes dry and a bit bitter. Pretty nice stuff.
pam (1) - USA - APR 22, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s hard not too compare it with Gunniness, and it approaches the Guinness orbit as it’s appearance and smooth taste can almost fool you. Very good, and local, big plus!
ccl (3) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am a Guinness lover and this has an even better body and aftertaste!