Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, coffee, burnt malt and hint of cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long very roasted, chocolate, toffee and hint of licorice in the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub. Cinnamon edition. It’s an almost black one, topped by a creamy, finger-thick beige head leaving lacings. The aroma has burnt malts, coffee, some dried fruits and hints of burnt down bonfire. It’s full-bodied, dry and with a creamy carbonation, and flavors of burnt malts, bonfire, some coffee and prunes. Lasting mostly burnt finish. A tad too boyscout-ish this one, but I sure like it anyway. 150908
JulienHuxley (4231) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black pour with creamy, lacy, gold foam. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, spicy, black pepper, earthy notes. Taste is sweet, nice chocolaty flavor, dark chocolate, light earthy notes. Palate is creamy, dry finish, med bodied.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Northeast Bucket List Trip Beer #45. Nitro at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, mild dark fruits. The taste is dry roasted malt, nuts, herbal hops. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this during my honeymoon. Draught at the brewery. Black of course with a thick foam. rich with dry malt flavor, much better than average of its style.
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a decent one finger white to off white foamy head that once it dissipates, there’s a decent amount of white foamy lacing that’s kinda light for the most part.
The smell had a nice dry roasted coffee aroma with some light chocolate trying to come through but stays in the background for the most part
The taste was mostly dry with a nice roasty sort of coffee-ness coming through.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body and it has a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it.
Overall, I say this was a decent Irish Dry Stout worthy of having again.
SuperTiti33 (767) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noire avec des reflets rouge. Café. Aqueuse. Un peu fumé. Amertume de torréfaction. Bien.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice stout. Roast, light coffee and very smooth. Flavor is similar. Warming up for Impy.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Nick at Will’s house. Nose is roast, light coffee, very dry, bittersweet cocoa, very full and really nice. Flavor is similar—easy drinking and full of flavor—coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Very well done for the style.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, no mention of ABV, as Portsmouth BC Stout, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex dry Stout, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!