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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hockeybeerguy (1618) - 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 (323) - 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 (530) - 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 (10) - - 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 (256) - 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 (165) - 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 (599) - 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.
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Waxy O’connors, London. Pours black with thick creamy white head. Roasted malts and hint of coffee. Watery.
RumRunner101 (745) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown pour with a red tinge. Thick persistent off white head. Aroma is burnt malts, watery coffee. Body is thin and creamy. Flavours of dark toast, light coffee. Alright.
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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