god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like olives. Pours really dark like when you wait a year to change the oil in your car. Dark tan head rises and falls quickly. Medium body isn't as thick as the color suggests. Starts malty with fruity/acidic but not sweet, finishes with a medium burnt coffee, and... butter? MUCH better warmed almost to room temperature so let it sit out of the fridge for 10-20 minutes before opening. A good example of a stout but not as strong as many. A great beer if you want to impress your friends with how dark you beer is while still not accidently getting hair on your chest.
jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. Aroma of earthy smoke and roasted coffee. Taste is mildly sweet with a robust dark flavor giving way to a stiff bitterness in the finish.
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theOptimator (363) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty chocolate and sweet malt. Appearance is dark brown almost black with big frothy off white head that lingers well. Taste is sweet roasty chocolate malt forward. Hint of bitterness from roast and hops. Light minerally water flavor. Palate is medium. Creaminess coats the tongue nicely. Overall an excellent stout. Not over the top but well brewed with nice flavors. Great definition of the style.
eRock_2013 (398) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting and well done stout, pours a dark espresso brown with white lacing to contrast, aroma of light roasty malt with bitter cocoa accents. Flavor of smoky roasted malt, some subtle chocolate malt sweetness. Medium-to-light mouthfeel, thin but not watery. Coffee roast and cocoa in the finish. An interesting variety of layered roasty malt flavors present overall, that doesn't overwhelm the palate and indeed finishes on a relatively crisp note. Enjoyable.
bth122 (1482) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Variety 12 pack. Pours a black color. Medium head. Aroma of chocolate and roast Malt. Light sweetness. Dry finish. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Not too heavy. But not to light either. Somewhat creamy texture. Nice cocoa taste notes with roasted malt. Good.
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bytemesis (6588) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 Bottle. Pours clear black, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, perhaps a hint of rubber and ashtray. Flavor is very light sweet, roasty, light bitter. Light body. Eh.
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich foam and a lovely aroma of coffee and chocolate. The taste varies over the classical dark chocolate, coffee, lightly roasted malt and a small touch of licorice. The finish is moderately hoppy with dry end. A good stout who do nothing bigger impression, but still keeps the type of accuracy. Well recommended.
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, decent tan head. Nose roasted grain. Bittersweet. Middle is coffee, coco powder, seared grain. Finish dries some. Pretty good.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big coffee smell with a nice malt backdrop
Appearance- pours a black color with a thick brown head.
Taste- Coffee and a bit of licorice with a nice malt mix
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a dry finish
Overall- A real good Irish Dry Stout, highly recommended.
larsga (7245) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium gray-brown head. Opaque black body shows hazy dark red light
at edges. Roasty floral aroma is faint, with traces of rubber boot
(no, seriously). Dry earthy roasty soy sauce taste with toasted sugar
notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish earthy mealy soy
sauce aftertaste with rubbery notes. Well. It’s ok. (0.355l bottle,
from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
martin00sr (2696) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark copper, thick light beige head. Roasted, wet malt aroma. Light, dry mouthfeel. Roasted aroma, faint, fruity and smokey notes. Dry and light bitter finish.