BuckeyeBoy (2872) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at Bend pub. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts and some sweetness. Taste is as the nose reminds me of Guinness.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"had to try this (as it was St Patty’s Day weekend) but it was easily the weakest of all the newbies we tried in portland. nothing offensive, but next to all the liquid greatness we had, and even McM’s otherwise solid-if-not-spectacular line-up, this was just weak. boring watery aroma, and the rest was average at best. served on nitro."
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Rock Creek location. A pretty solid Guinness clone. Pours a jet black color, nitro head. A sweet malty nose with metal and roast. Light, smooth metallic roast flavors, some toast and caramel. Clean and tasty,
kramer (5101) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small creamy brown nitro head. The nose is dry and roasty malt with just a light touch og burnt malt and minimal hops. The flavor is much the same, dry roasty malt, some light coffee and bitter hops on the finish. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering burnt malt finish. Not bad, but doesn’t stand out from the pack.
bpreo (1761) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful Irish Stout with NITRO. Light and smooth and dry. Everything you want out of an Irish Stout.
ericdevin (900) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft (nitro) at McMenamin’s, High St, Eugene. Thought the percentiles a bit harsh, but the raw numbers are about right. I’m a sucker for the style, so I had to review it. Pours an opaque dark brown/black, roastiness and chocolate prominent in aroma, body of course very creamy, a bit of liveliness to finish. Not my favorite ever, but not too bad in the end.
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro at Market St. Black and shiny with a typical nitro head. Nose of roasty milk coffee, light chocolate and a bit of spice. Light and thin, with a bit of cardboard but nice dry roasty flavors of coffee and wood and a dry, lean finish.
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid mouthfeel... there is some burnt coffee flavor. Some malts. Nice body, weak head. A good beer
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pitch black and, as I had it on nitro, a thick, dense off-white head. Plenty of chocolate in the taste, light roastiness. Thin, watery body, lightly creamy. I wish it was a bit meatier, but it was very sessionable.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the Seattle brewpub. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty. Dark malty, roasted and somewhat bitter. Ends dry and dark roasted malty with a light bitterness coming through. Smooth chocolate into the finish.