DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice session stout. Pours nearly black with a nice white head that lingers nicely. This one is served from nitrogen so it has a nice creamy mouthfeel. The taste is fairly mild. The roasted malty notes are there but they’re buried. This would make a nice session beer in part because it looks so fantastically drinkable.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
A dry Irish stout indistinguishable from Guinness. Nicely done. Unremarkable.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured with a nice black body and cascading separation of the N2 bubbles, love that look in these dry stouts. Lacing was perfect, continuos coating of the glass walls with ring emphasis after each sip. The aroma was ashy chocolate. The flavor was smokey ash, chocolate, tobacco, chocolate dry finish. Solid mouthfeel. Nice one, Ottos!
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, creamy beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is heavy roasted and caramel malt, light dark fruit esters, light earthy hops, and some smoke; creamy taste with dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours black with ruby tones and a cascading beige head. The aroma is roasty with some strong chocolate notes. The flavor is coffee at first, then chocolate, then ash and wood. It dries out in the finish with a touch of neutral malt character. Not bad.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Otto’s with Kmweaver. Pours deep brown/black with an extremely retentive light brown head. Faint aroma of dark roast. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Flavor is plummy with dark roast and a balancing bitterness. Very Guinness like, but with more body, but less bitterness and dryness. Decent.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Zeno’s. Pours a muddy black with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of weak roasted malts. Watered down flavor with weak hints of roasted malts. Average at best.
jb (1951) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @Ottos. Nicro pour. Thick head, roasted notes in the nose. Palate is dry with smoked notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Pretty standard stuff.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ Otto’s - very dark pour with nice foamy beige head. Arouma is toasted espresso, soft velvety mouthfeel and chocolately. finishes with some astringency and slightly vegetal. Overall decent: the arouma and mouthfeel saves this beer.
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a cloudy grey with balck body and big head. Slightly sweet malty taste with a dry hoppy aftertaste. Smooth.