chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a dry Irish stout; not an imperial stout. I read so many reviews that say that they want MORE from this beer. But this is not one of those overpowering stouts.
A very solid offering from a very fine brewery. The beer pours a very dark ruby amber tone that looks black almost opaque with a mahogany colored billowing two finger width head.
The aroma is where this beer shines. The dark fragrant roasts and strong coffee aroma just powerful.
The taste is not shabby either with very refined with hints of espresso and notes of sour cream. The dark roasted barley fills this beer with slight burnt finish that is pleasant when matched with the other flavors going on. The malts are prevalent, but the hops are not lost in the final judgment.
Medium body and an acidic mouthfeel.
A fine example of the style.
gregwilsonstl (1239) - Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really dark. Subtle chocolate. Thin head. Mild. Medium body. Easy drinking stout.
kristaps (14) - LATVIA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Almost black color. Aroma of chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is full bodied, quite dry and roasty
markducommun (289) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black, ample, creamy tan, fine grained head. Deep caramel, some light coffee and chocolate. Lightly bitter, very long pleasant sweetness. Very round body, medium heavy, creamy, light effervescence. Medium finish. Excellent.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2710) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBB Bud. Pitch black with a beige head of dense foam. A rich savory chocolate nose. Smooth med-light body with a taste of chocolate covered raisins & dark bitter malts. Quite pleasant actually.
mike67 (883) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bready malt, toast, dark fruit, coffee and brown sugar. Body is medium, creamy and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. On a sweet side but tasty brew.
varanid99 (629) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola coloured pour with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Roasty, chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste is cocoa, coffee, roast, dry, a little coffee bitterness. Tasty
Wolfenkopf (176) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a mild chocolate and coffee aroma. Faint, yet defined. The brew would need aircraft landing lights to let anyone see through it, much like its big brother, "Old Rasputin". The taste is of chocolate, coffee and malt. It’s quite good. The palate is smacked with a bit of carbonation, but the feel is lightly oily. At just over 6% ABV, this is a winner for stout lovers.
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gana vandeningas ir nelabai išraiškingas stoutas. Alkoholis tik gelbėja padėtį. Gan įdomiai išsireiškia...
jdjuice (398) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours deep amber black with big tan head. In an age of coffee and chocolate adjuncted stouts, this is an excellent example of a delicious yet traditional stout.
nathan30533 (833) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is an ok stout. This one looks better then it tastes as it’s very carbonated.