Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is a nice simple Irish stout with lots of nice roasted maltiness. One of the better ones I tried.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, light earth, and some licorice. Flavors follow suit, mediocre stout overall.
radarsock (631) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on-tap @ Portsmouth Brewery yesterday around 4:00 pm. Pours nighttime charcoal with a fluffy, frosty off-biege head one-to-two fingers in length. Smells immediately of charcoal, campfire smoke, liquorice, hops and ginger. Tastes of roasted malts, milk sugar/chocolate milk, tobacco, caramel, hops and coffee dregs. Ends with a slighty buttered sour note. Viscous and chewy. Would have again, most definitely.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another bottle opened by my buddy Joel. Gusher alert! Cracked the top and had to leave it in the sink for what seemed like an hour. Once I got a pour I could tell the beer was infected. Aroma of old sour milk, which didn’t bother me all that much, since I enjoy a good sour stout every now and again, but the whole experience was somewhat of a wash.
jcartamdg (1443) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Taste follows. Coffee present. Pretty good
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markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Portsmouth Brewing. Pours a typical stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, earth, ash, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar with roast, earth, and slight dark chocolate. Roasty and earthy overall.
portableparty (1875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks miamilice!. Pours black brown with a khaki soapy head that fades to a thin wispy film and a tight collar. Aroma is rich malt and coffee with subtle chocolate notes. Taste is big roasted malt and coffee note along with some burnt chocolate and peat. Palate is medium slick and chalky with a drying finish. really enjoyed this and wishing there was more!
BoostIPA (971) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand bottle from a tasting. Pours a clearish deep brown/black with a tan head. Very hoppy in the nose, along with a shitload of coffee. Very impressive initial taste, but it became cloying very quickly. Decent flavor, but too sweet to be world class.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/9/12. 22oz bottle thanks to Arin! Black pour with a nice khaki head. Nice coffee aroma with dark chocolate. Nice coffee flavor with grains and roastiness. Reminds me of a dry Irish stout (well, I see now it’s listed as such). Not bad!
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to a generous Southern NH trader who sent me this. Kept it around for a week, poured into a Hill Farmstead glass at 55 Degrees F.
A - 1-Finger dark leathery head subsided to a quarter finger. Dark brown to black pour, reminds me of cheap motor oil.
S - Gigantic mal smells. Roasted and smoked malts with a bit of chocolate and german bock scent. Mild hop profile
T - Coffee and cocoa come through first, mild bit of wood but a fleeting sweetness and sour taste that hurts the beer at the back of the tongue. Starts off great, dies down fast to a bad taste.
M - 80/20 carbonation, light body
O - Smell and initial taste are good but this beer is no B in my book. Not worth having again and disappointing.