MrJamesMcEwan (110) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours very deep black, with a tan head that disappates.
Full bodied, high carbonation, fine bubbles.
Aroma is strong of roasted malt, smoky coffee & pine.
Taste is roasted malts, & roasted coffee.
Palate is dry & too high in carbonation.
Finish is malty roasted malts, then slightly drys.
Too high in carbonation and too rich in roasted coffee.
triskaideka (203) - Killarney, IRELAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home - pours black with tan head - aroma of chocolate and coffee. medium bitterness, medium body. This is good
beerfest5 (1204) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice unexpected stout. Until I came home with this and saw that it was contract brewed by Carlow, I was thinking this was going to be a watery, tasteless, forgettable stout, but in fact this is the opposite. Nice roasty malt backbone with a distinctive chocolate and coffee finish that makes this a really nice treat.
ciaranc (1097) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany brown, big tan head. Dusty roast malt and hints of chocolate in the aroma. More subtle roast malt in the flavour balanced by a gentle bitterness from the hops. Oily texture, quite a thin mouthfeel means easy drinking, and medium carbonation. Finish is nice and malty. Very good and great value.
Deu (867) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle 500ml from Aldi. Appearance: Dark brown/red with a thick proud white head. Classic Irish Stout. I recommend. Y
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in colour with creamy white head. Aroma of malt and bitter hops with a flavour to match, a little chocolate bittnerness to finish.
Sizzler80 (501) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown, beautifully creamy with good beige good. Beautiful aroma of roasted malt, campfire bitterness and pine. Full bodied, lovely meaty substantial texture and the malts and bitterness carry through on the taste really nicely. Very moreish.
garthicus (2772) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewed for Aldi. Appearance: Absolute jet black, tiny off white head. Aroma: A little caramel, hops, barley, some chocolate too. Flavour: Light body with a decent chocolate taste, rich, milky, coffee and a really delicious milk chocolate finish,