Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hisses with that gorgeous nitro explosion on opening, and pours a creamy off-white, which settles into a persistent reverse cascade, eventually (after quite a few sighs) resulting in a clear, red-tinged black, with a perfect cream of head. Lacing is spectacular, as expected. Very fine bubbling as it's tilted. Really, it looks just about picture-perfect. Just about as good as an Irish Stout can look, and almost as perfect as you can expect from a can. Nose is smooth and creamy. No roast, perhaps a slight grainy toastiness, but more of that rich thick cream, some vanilla, and a suggestion of sweet spices: cinnamon and nutmeg—perhaps the only true darker tones to the aroma. Very nice. Taste is clean and light. Smooth, creamy entrance. More spice, nutmeg, and a slight minerally character. Again, very little true roast: there's a tickle on the back of mild toasty darkness, and a synergy between the darkness, the mineral character and even a suggestion of smoke that leaves a slight phosphorous character lingering. It's very nice and very smooth. Feel is as you would expect. Extremely creamy with almost no noticeable carbonation. Despite the richness it's relatively light, meaning it doesn't cloy in the mouth. I really love a good Irish Stout, and I think this is a particularly good one. It's certainly much, much better than the locally contract-brewed Guinness you'd get here in Australia. At 4% ABV, this is exquisitely sessionable. Indeed, the whole can went down without a question, and I'm already craving another.
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lawman834 (226) - Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As with all Nitro Can Stouts, this one gets full points for appearance. Like it’s identical twin (Guinness) it’s creamy and balanced, but lacking in any real complexity. There’s Roasted Malt, a hint of coffee the faintest hint of hops and a slightly smokey finish. Exactly what I would expect in a mass produced Dry Stout and as such, I would prefer a good Imperial when I can get one.
jpkeskinen (220) - FINLAND - SEP 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank from a can at home. The taste is slightly bitter with hints of caramel and metal. The head is guinnessy.
weedster (20) - - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the beer is light, altough sense of creaminess, nice mouthfeel, although very watery for an alcohol consumer.
loco_gallego (58) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stout noir, mousse crémeuse et persistante.
Arôme de malt toasté et fumage.
On ressent la même chose en bouche, avec une certaine douceur. Peu d’amertume
Gerbeer (1784) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a very dark brown with moderate lightish tan head. Aromas of roasted malt/barley. Flavors of watery coffee, cardboard, nuts and dusty roasted malts. Light bitter finish. A classic surpassed by craft.
luisfelizola (24) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Cor negra, torrefação, defumado. Sem carbonatação, pouco amargor, corpo leve, tostado na boca, pouca acidez
GenomInc (1) - Borgholzhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
eines meiner Lieblingsbiere, Leider in Deutschland nur im Fass erhältlich so das ich es mir aus der Schweiz in Dosen mit bringe
radarsock (913) - Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 $4.00 for the can consumed at State Street Cafe. I asked for the pint, and it unmistakably poured an oily Harry Potter hair jet-black, with which a sudsy, off-white head 2 fingers in length stood. Tastes and smells of roasted barley, aged hops, wet cardboard, denim jeans, DME, and London yeast. Charcoal and sweat experienced by swallow. Although creamy and smooth, it produced such bittersweet, stale flavors. Could be better, could be worse. Like everyone else, I prefer my Dry Stouts to have been brewed at Guinness.
BierMeHoos (101) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
15 oz can. 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. Pretty decent but didn't love it as much as other folks.
neur0 (909) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Dose) Es hat eine sehr dunkelbraune, undurchsichtige Farbe mit einer cremigen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist röstig, mit etwas Kaffee und Butterscotch. Der Geschmack ist etwas dünn, röstig, cremig und angenehm rauchig. Die Bittere ist recht leicht. Im Nachgeschmack ist etwas Kaffee und Bittere