mcmisko (355) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours brown with fluffy tan head. Smells roasty. Taste is sweet, creamy with chocolate and roasted malts. Balance, light, nice.
mintzmeet (379) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, better than the pale. Tastes weak. Nice subtle malt profile? Goes well with saltines...cool bar.
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent for style. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Light caramel. Some sweetness in finish. Creamy consistency. Tap at McSorley’s in New York.
FunkyF (658) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fat på McSorleys nyc. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Rostade toner i doften. Vattnig med en del rostad malt i smaken.
TychoJames (804) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fat på mcsorleys, new york city. Brunsvart vätska med rostad doft.
Lätt munkänsla med lite järn och kavring. Vattnig
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank on St Patty’s day in Chicago 2012 -- A pretty good black lager, pleasant color, aroma, flavor. Nothing crazy good, but solid. Irish Pub beverages for sure.
Darkmagus82 (2128) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-21-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deeper brown colored beer with a two finger tan head. The head faded rather fast to leave a lighter level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is heaviest of roasted malt as well as some aromas of molasses as well as a light herbal hop smell.
Taste – The taste starts out heaviest of roasted malt. A light caramel/brown sugar sweetness is upfront, but as the taste advances further it fades more and more. More toward the end some hop flavors as well as a licorice flavor come to the tongue giving a lightly sweet and rather pleasant aftertaste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is average. The thinner body could use a boost, but other than that it’s OK.
Overall – Quite nice and easy to drink with some decent roast and malt flavors. Not bad.
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown pour, tan head. Nose is chocolate malt. Bittersweet. Middle is smooth roasted grain, hint of molasses. Finish is roasted malt. Better of the two McSorley’s beers by far
Maverick34 (2785) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from the place. Dark pour duh. Hints of nuttiness and malt. Goes down quick because that’s what they want.
drsordr (1867) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour nearly opaque dark brown with garnet hues. Nose caramel, light soy sauce, slight vegetal. Taste light roast and coffee, minimal sweet malt, no bitterness. Very light roast on the finish. This was a 2 year old bottle, and perhaps past it’s prime.
generallee08 (765) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The body has a dark brownish color with a slight reddish hue. There is some visible carbonation that flows up to the tall tan head. The head had very good retention and lacing. There is a lightly roasted character and sweet malted barley with just a hint of hops. The flavor has some slight roasted coffee notes with sweet bready and roasted malt notes. Hop flavor is light and brings some mineral/leafy notes to the finish. The finish is rather clean with roasted flavors and hop bitterness fading quickly. The palate is a smooth medium body with just the right amount of carbonation to help clean the palate.