iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Chocolate, roast aroma. Pours a pitch black, burgundy rim and a tan head. Good body and very drinkable for a stout.
Tstamba (305) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Very dark with off white head and lacing. some coffee, chocolate and toffee notes... Needs some more body.
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EithCubes (4811) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Otto’s. Looks exactly like the coffee stout. Nose is tangy/acidic, sort of like a pale lager made in Ireland would. Light body, creamy taste, essentially the coffee stout without the coffee addition (which reveals to us the real winner in that other, great brew). A very nice Irish Stout full of gentle, creamy goodness, but needs more carbonation and more bite.
adrian910ss (2347) - 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 (2162) - 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.
austinpowers (2826) - 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.
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Black pour with a big tan nitro head. Roasty aroma with some metal. Roasty and chocolatey flavor that is a bit watery. Expected better.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the ’skellar - Poured very dark with a thick tan head. Had a sweet, malty, coffe aroma. I’m not sure if the lines were tainted, but this had a slight cherry cough syrup flavor that was hard to get past. Nitrogen made it very creamy.Higher ratings woithout the syrup flavor.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark black pour topped by a creamy nitro head. The nose has a nice soft oat/chocolate character. Bitter cocoa, assertively roasted malt and a soft creamy palate. Light bodied but there is a nice malt complexity behind the roast. A little bit of caramel mid-palate. Soft cocoa and a bit of light toasted malt. Roasty and smooth.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
sample at brewpub: dark black with tan and white head. dark malt and coffee aroma. creamy head, tabacco and coffee flavor. Lots of tabacco blah. definite draw back. not a bad mouthfeel. could be fuller. Tabacco finish with tabacco oder. I’m not smoking. (was sitting in non-smoking section too