HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very nicely done Irish stout. Great frothy head, nice aroams of coffee and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee and chcocolate. Just the right balance between bitterness and sweetness, ncie finish.
tastes definitely more substantial than what the alcohol level indicates.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chocolate-black color with a thin tan head. Slightly sweet, roasted malt aroma with chocolate and a tiny hint of coffee...overall a pretty faint aroma. But the flavors were amazingly rich and intense... bittersweet dark roasted malts, slight, but sharp bitterness from the hops, and hints of cocoa, coffee, and molasses. Rich, full, soft mouthfeel with a very nice and crisp dryness to the finish. Perfect. I love this style of beer, and this is a great example... I need to stock up.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, dark, robust, chocolatey, roasty, and DRY. I think this is one of the best full bodied stouts on the market that I could drink almost daily. Lowness of the alcohol percent makes sense. I am very happy with this offering from Moylanís.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 22oz bottle from BevMo. Pours medium thick looking, very dark brown/black with a creamy brown head. Good retention. Smells dark and roasty, like unsweetened coffee. Tastes almost smokey. Malty, roasty and nutty. Very flavorful but not too sweet or thick. Light body for a stout. active carbonation.
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Bottle purchased from Bevmo. Pours very dark with a nice creamy tan head which quickly dissipates. The aroma of roasted malt is quite evident. Prominent flavors of bittersweet chocolate and roasted nuts. Small amount of carbonation. Light texture, but smooth with a dry finish. I enjoyed this. Good Irish stout. Would definitely go for more.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft-Nitrogen @ brewery. Very dark, almost brown head, aroma of coffee, very creamy and smooth, pretty flavorful for an Irish Stout, a style that I normally find lacking
arjoseph (634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2007. Wonderful dry coffee roast smell. Thin bodied, not much intensity to the flavor. The roastiness thatís there is watered down, waits until the finish to emerge. Other than that, thereís not much here to describe other than a little sourness throughout. Not as malty or as dry as I would like.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, light espresso. Itís nice to see that this isnít on nitro. Taste is filling with coffee, raspberries, and chocolate.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
quite dark with a pretty beige head. cocoa powder and brown sugar aroma, tasted of afterdinner mints with a little cream and nougat. nice stuff
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2004 (Nitro draft: Moylan's Brewery in Novato, CA) Moderately sweet, far too sweet for a dry Irish stout, but very welcomed and enjoyable, style be damned! Dark roasted, mildly bitter initially, but very toasty in the finish, and wow, what a nice finish; But again, unlike an Irish stout, the dark roasted maltiness is somewhat lighter than is typical for the style; The superb nose is mildly sweet, alcoholic, chocolaty candy and overall, it's wonderful; Fairly dry and medium to full bodied palate; Total black color, even at the edges; Lots of bubbles collect on the glass below the head line; Dark tan head has good retention, but it could be better considering this is off a nitro tap;