AshtonMcCobb (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - a very elusive note of dark chocolate biscuits.
Taste - mainly malt not much chocolate.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - decent for a mass distribution beer.
nilsas (1726) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duft av kaffe, bek og lakris. Mørk, nesten sort farge. Tykt brunt skum. Muk smak av kaffe og noe sjokolade.
flying_pig (999) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on-tap in Gallagher’s Boxty House, Dublin, Ireland (€5):
Roasted notes & earthy malts initially, some creamy notes & lactose coming through alongside some light coffee & touches of bitterness towards the end with a touch of chocolate too.
Dark brown to black with red tinges at the base. Creamy looking & still, thumb-sized head that’s off-white with great retention & good lacing on the sides.
Roasted malts, a touch of coffee & the same chocolate that appeared in the aroma as well. I could detect some sweetness with hints of faint bitterness alongside some biscuit flavours.
Very smooth & goes down very easily from the start. Carbonation was very soft & the beer was quite dry with a faint bitterness that left you wanting to take another drink straight after the last.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one & it definitely grew on me as I worked my way down the glass. Lighter, smoother & less bitter than Guinness, it’s is a good alternative to that one with a solid taste to back it up. Can’t wait to see how it tastes by the can since it’s hard to find on draught in the UK these days.
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a mug. There wasn’t much difference between the two glasses.
The appearance was dark brown color ranging close to black. The head was a film of off white foaminess coating the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice blend of roasty coffee to sweet dark chocolate. There was also a light milk chocolate coming in as it warmed.
The taste was basically balanced between the roasty coffee to sweet chocolates.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was construed to be somewhat sharp but tame enough to take down at a decent pace.
Overall, Irish Dry Stout? Oh yeah. Done well. Oh yeah. Would this guy have it again. Oh yeah!
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - super dark red with a thick light brown head. Good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, hints of vanilla and a mild bitter end. Heavy body.
Calisky (1123) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur brune, fort col de mousse cremeuse. Nez leger grillé et houblon. Gout leger café, houblonné, lacté. Corps très aqueux.
MarcHS (14) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little tasteless with some chocolate and some hops. Quite watery. Expected much more from a Irish Stout. Not bad, but not special either.
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice dry stout. Lingers on the palate for a long time. Pretty in a glass but even nicer going down. A nice session beer in rainy weather.
Dal9000 (201) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Murphy's pub in Centerville. Perfect pour. Nice mild chocolate flavor up front. Dark with perfect rolling foam.
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AgentAle (790) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is cream, dry roasty malts, some bread notes. Taste is creamy body with roasted malt with a slightly sweet note. Fairly subtle finish. Body is a dark amber/black with a thick creamy nitrogen head that retains very well.