aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some roast in the malty aroma but a hint of a molasses. Dark pour with an aggressive off white persistent head, even with a gentle pour. Dark, but not black color. Malty flavor with licorice and molasses. Hop bitterness is just complementary to the nice malt flavors.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with an averaged sized head. Chocolate, roast, some coffee, and some earthiness.
jflopsu (1091) - New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a amber-brown. Has a malty and caramel aroma. A dark malt taste with caramel and grains. Lingering dry malt aftertaste. Very simple.
mintzmeet (426) - 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 (7007) - 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 (735) - 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 (941) - 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 (1165) - North Dakota, 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 (2216) - - 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 (1201) - 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 (2893) - 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.