ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2005 bottle from City Market in Burlington. Pour reveals a clear blackish brown, with no red tinges that I can make out. Head is moderate, and dark tan, but seems to recede fairly readily, leaving little lacing. Aroma is not terribly expressive, mostly roast, bitter dark chocolate, but what it does have is strength. This is one of the few dry stouts where the aroma is actually notable when the bottle is open. I didnt have to bury my nose in the snifter to get this one. Flavor - Wow, that’s dry. The light roast and bits of lactose and caramel from the nose don’t prepare me for the amount of attenuation on it. Not watery though, and a moderate carbonation. Bit of a prickly mouthfeel, all told, the dry roast not really helping. Moderate acidity, but somehow, my palate gets used to the dryness and there is some sweet malt as it warms. Finishes with lots of roast, notes of coal and tobacco, chocolate graham crackers. Hops apparency is very low. Medium body.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black body with a very small light brown head that quickly fully diminishes. Coffee and dark roasted malt aroma. Sweet coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some molassas in the flavor with a dry bitter end.
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits Toms River. Poured a medium density pitch black body underneath a large bubbly light beige head. Aroma of lactose, dry dark chocolate, dark toast. The body is loaded with srong carbonation over a medium body that finishes with a quick burst of bitterness pushed through with more carbonation. Flavor is lactose, burnt notes, lightly burnt toast, tonic water. Body and flavor could use a bump but still not bad for the money.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black color with no head. Aroma of biscuity , roasted and smoked malt. Flavor of biscuity malt, roasted malt, fruits and smoked malt. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, slightly syrupy texture.
GonZoBeeR (2824) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:torefaction and cofee
Appearance:Black with a big brown head.
Flavor:big taste of roasted malt,Small cofee taste.
GregClow (2814) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & garthicus - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Deep brown, tan head. Aroma of roast & smoke & dry cocoa. Medium bodied. Flavour of charred malt, roasted hazelnuts, coffee and dry cocoa, with hops building nicely in the finish. Very nice!
AirForceHops (2722) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle Table and Vine, West Springfield, MA. Cost $5.99. Nice frothy off-white head. Nice thick, sticky lace down my English Pint glass. Aroma has roast, bitter chocolate, and smoky wood. Taste is roast, some earthy, light bittersweet chocolate. Some charred malt as well. Very dry, with a lingering bitterness. Light smokiness. Overall, a well-made dry stout. Good flavor and very drinkable if you like dry stouts, I do! Bit above average here.
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry’s bottle - App: Deep black with a wispy head. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, raisins and cream. Flavour: Bitter, coffee, peat - quite thin all the same. Not bad.
Beerdedone (2494) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a ultra small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and notes of chocolate. Flavor is dark roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate and a hint of molasses. medium body with a dry finish.
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours out a well carbonated, almost blackcolor with a small, close to white head. Aroma is of light roast, some chocolate, and light bitterness. Taste is light roast, a good amount of baker’s chocolate, light sweetness and some lingering bitterness on the finish with a note of some dry chocolate cake. Overall not bad, but the body is lacking.