maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Cambridge BF. A black stout with a frothy tan coloured head. The aroma is roasty and there’s a lactic quality. There is also a little smoke. The taste is a little lactic with a touch of roast. Again drinkable but too thin and dull.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroms of toasted mailt, some coffee. Maybe a little toffee too, but very watery.
Nice medium light brown head, good lacing, black body. Slight sweet taste, finishing at bitter. Quite full bodied, with a dry aftertaste
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light sweet roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Taste is similarly drinkable and nothing to complain about.
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Veyr nice stout, the dry type, I liked it, but I prefeer still more the other kind of stouts. But this one is very good, I like the guys from Messrs. because of their beers, they never dissapint me.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the New Century Hall, Manchester 18/01/2006
Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with a smoked aroma. Slightly rich. Some dryness in a meaty slightly bitter roast flavoured finish.
2. Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 18/02/2006
Black with some malt aroma. Slightly rich on the palate and fruit flavoured. Some dryness in a bitter oyster roast finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it on tap at the brewpub in Dublin. Basically Messrs version of an Irish stout. Black as night with a dense, off-white head. Nitrogenated. Very rasty flavor with a hint of hoppiness. smooth finish. Solid brew, similar to Guiness.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In my view, the classic Irish porter. In many ways, it's Guinness+ in every category - just think of Guinness and double the tastes! It looks absolutely superb with it's collar of off-white foam and the aroma is teasingly subtle. The flavour is smooth and integrated with the obvious roasted barley but hints of liquorice, dark chocolate, toffee and treacle as well as a strong bitterness. A nutty, roasted and bitter finish demands more. Classic stuff and my drink of choice when in Dublin. (sampled on draught in Messrs Maguires, Dublin)
boto (1891) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Brewpub: Pretty typical, almost black in color with a tan cascading head. Chocolate and roastiness to the nose. The taste is something else. I like chocolate stouts, but this was about all that you tasted, and there was no balance. The Guinness that they also pour in the pub is far superior to this brew. This was pretty much a standard classic Irish stout, except for the chocolate. Just a bit too much of it!
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a smooth white head. Somewhat light although it hosts such delicat flavors as licorice and coffee.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black; sourish pint, actually; some brown malt, and a light, watery, coffeeish finish.