vickvega82 (38) - Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium coffee colored head and lots of lacing. Smells of coco and malt. Has a nice roasted malt taste. Very smooth even for a cream stout.
johnnnniee (2318) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source.
Comes to the table a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee and earthy hops with just a touch of chocolate and caramel. The flavor is lightly bitter with roasted grains and countered with a bit of earthy hop and just enough caramel and chocolate to keep it interesting. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good sessionable stout.
kathouse (1016) - Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very pleasant and easy drinking Irish Stout. Dark with the typical creamy head. Light aroma of roasted malts. Dry but refreshing flavors of chocolate and roast. Finishes with slight grain bitterness.
TATE (301) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cohill’s. Pours black with a thick off white head. Big chocolate malt aroma and taste. The body was a bit thin and the beginning a bit watery but the finish was great, smooth, with bitterness from the roasted malt. Very good and very easy to drink. Would have liked to have more but it is a Wednesday night.
grateful_head (1) - - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 As noted, this is similar to classic Guinness stout. Pours with a creamy head and has a very nice mouthfeel.Pairs well with the Drunken Potroast or the Fish and Chips.
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on nitro-pours a retaining tight foamy tan head and black color. Aroma is rich dark malt-chocolate. Taste is dry, rich dark malt-chocolate/molasses/coffee, some earthy hops. Not my taste but nicely done.
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(presumably nitro) Persistent creamy brown head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some coffee, light roast. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, roast, light chocolate. Light coffee bitterness. Creamy light-medium body.
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:sweet chocolate aroma,coffe...
Appearance:Dark,good cream brown head...
Flavor:sweet coffe and chocolate,creamy...
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This, along with the Alewife Ale, was the best of the beers I tried there. Black body with consistent tan head. Mocha scent. Tastes very chocolately. While on the heavier side of medium bodied, it is definitely not quite as heavy as many stouts. Tastes similar to Samuel Adams chocolate bock in some ways, but definitely more tasty and richer. Good stuff. I’ll definitely be getting this one again. I realise I’m in the minority on this one, but I really liked it.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
20oz Liberal Cup at the pub. Pours exactly like a guiness. Mouthfeel is the same, flavors are more along the lines of shipyard blue fin. It’s soy-ish in the nose with sweetness. The flavor is creamy smooth and mildly good, but nothing to write home about. One of those not stout tasting stouts that’s just black and creamy.