Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Alanís HSC initation. This brew pours an opaque dark brown/black color with ruby around the edges. Thin beige head that recedes steadily, and stringy lacing. Mellow roasted aroma of malt and coffee. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Mildly hoppy at times too. The finish is sweet and roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Good session Stout all around.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, no date. Almost opaque deep brown with a one finger tan head, pretty decent retention. Roasted malts up front, with espresso (of course), with some chocolate chip cookies. do I get a hint of pine? The flavor, for the most part, loses its cookie sweetness. Roasted and scorched malts follow through to the finish, but not before semisweet chocolate and pine make a swift appearance. Ashy roasty finish with bitterness peaking around a 3. Soft creamy medium body with low pinpoint carbonation. Pretty good stout--glad I picked this up while in California.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Alanís HSC initiation: Pours a dark black with about a fingerís worth of bubbly head. Aroma is sweet toffee, roasted malts, some coffee. Flavor is a tad sweet, a nice roasted character, chocolate malts and a tinge of vanilla. Pretty nice.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at the Beer Fest in Davis, CA. Poured a dark brown with a small head. Smelled of chocolate and roasted malts. Upon first taste it was very Guiness like, smooth and creamy, but also little more complex and full bodied. Slightly bitter finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, roasted notes, coffee, and chocolate, earthy. Flavor, light cocoa, earthy, some coffee, light to medium bodied, some dark fruits, vanilla. Pretty good.
hayduke (3563) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle tis poured into my Duvel glass a very dark brown that looked almost black. Rich nose of roasted chocolate malts and coffee, vanilla, and smoke. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is rich and the hops and malts are well balanced. Nice dry bitter finish. Most enjoyable.
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
mmm, dry stout--a simple, quaffable little thing that is actually in this example a bit rich and flavorful; it could use even less hops, a bit more cocoa and alcohol, but thatís just me :o)
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best Dry Irish Stouts Iíve ever had. Pours black with a very short tan head. Mild aroma of roasted chocolate malt and cereal. Delicious taste that is balanced well. Coffee, chocolate, cream, smoke, and vanilla are all there and compliment each other without drowning out the flavor. The hops balance the sweetness and give it the dry bite and finish. Excellent.
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle from Jungle Jimís. Pours black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium roasted sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium chocolate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz. bottle purchased locally. Aroma is roasty with a little malty fruitiness. Color is a deep brown with a tan head that dissapated quickly. Not quite opaque. Flavor is roasty and dry. Strong bitter chocolate flavors. Balanced bitterness, not overly hoppy. Full bodied, smooth silky mouthfeel, easy drinking. A very nice dry stout.