DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22-Oct-13 (12-oz bottle: Obtained in trade with 46er3498, thanks Tom!)
Seven years old and still kicking, this Stout delivers flavors of chocolate bar, chocolate milk, fudge, toasted bread, and a touch of coffee. Itís medium-minus in sweetness, and roasty bitterness is quite mild. Thereís plenty of chocolate and some dark, dried fruit in the nose to reinforce the strong chocolate component of the flavor. The beer is medium in weight, light-medium in carbonation, and very easy on the palate. It pours a dark-brown body with a much paler and fully transparent rim, and the dark-tan head rises to a quarter inch before settling quickly to a thin ring. Overall, Iím not sure how this beer is fresh, but with age, this is a chocolate bomb. A damn tasty one too! Very enjoyable.
AirForceHops (4352) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft, Pours dark amber black with thin beige head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, and some grain. The flavor is espresso, bitter chocolate, and almond. Nice dry finish with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. Not the greatest dry stout but not bad.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best by 10.30.10. Pours dark mahogany with a medium brown head. Aromas of cocoa, mocha, caramel, and some cream. Flavors of slight pine and lemon peel, sweet cocoa and caramel, and some cocoa bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, smooth, and easy-drinking. Sold stout. 
jb (2479) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy dark chocolate nose, with a small amount of roasted coffee in there too. Appearance is dark with slight reddish highlight. Zero lacing, head, retention. Palate is quite dry, lots of roasted flavors, and an espresso taste. Interesting and decent.
Ron (2949) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark black. Small tan head. Roasted coffee nose. Smooth rich flavor with coffee, burnt toast, fairly thin body, finishing with a black coffee like bitterness. Not bad.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and creamy to the tastebuds. Nose of vanilla, chocolate. Taste is a dry chocolate roasted malt. Nice stout.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tasting glass from the tap.
The appearance is a black with a deep brown color when held to the light.
The smell is of roasted malt. A bit of a smokey character.
The taste has a chocolate taste to it with a malty flavor, and little charcoal flavoring as well.
This is a crisp brew, quite creamy and is easy drinking. One of the better local brews as well as one of the best Irish stouts Iíve had. Worth a try.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off-khaki head. Nose is roasty dark malt, figgy fruit, coffee. Tastes roasty dark msalty, with cacao, coffee, dark fruit, and sa smooth, decently complex palate.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best from paper city. A great stout with throthy head and texture. Roasty coffee and dried fruit taste. A great beer for a cold rainy evening when you just donít want to go out. Buy it for all your irish friends and dare them to say guiness is the worldís best stout.
Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. dark with amber highlights. thin brown head. nice aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. taste heavy on the roast, some chocolate. dry finish