jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear dark brown. Head is somewhat minimal. Smells of coffee and malt. Tastes of smoke, mocha, and coffee. Body is thin and crisp, like a lager, and very refreshing. Nice drinkabilty. Not as filling and sticky as a regular stout. Great beer.
rcasta (802) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
la mejor de las 6 me dio ganas de una guiness
Deep within the heart of the Irish lies an uncanny passion for what they call "leann dubh", or black ale. Saranac Irish Style Stout is a lavish beer blended with dark malts to create a coffee like taste. Look for a roasted character that is surprisingly smooth and refreshing, pint after pint. Cheers!
Shanebrews (122) - - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is an approachable, balanced rendition of Irish stout. The aroma displays the usual roast tones. The appearance is a shade pale compared to many stouts, and the head retention is weak. The taste is malty with proper and balanced bittering. I suppose it would pair well with meaty dishes and is sessionable too.
snoworsummer (1516) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Tastes like bitter coffee, grains, dry chocolate. Light body and low carbonation. Smells Like malt and old coffee.
sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, faint chocolate, faint dates, and light toffee. Flavor is a mix of chocolate and roast malts, light ash, and light earthiness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BrewIPA (79) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, pours black with average head. A decent creamy stout although a bit thinner than some others in this style. Not bad, but not too memorable.
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thornecb (4113) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Chocolate syrup aromas. Astringent with dry sour caramel and chocolate front to back. Lasting charred bitter finish.
Leighton (9649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at brother’s wedding shower. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. Nose of ashy roast and burnt toast. Light sweet flavor with dry ashes, minerals, mild earthy bitterness, charred wood. Light bodies with fine to average carbonation. Lightly bitter to finish, more ashy roast, mild cocoa, dry earth. Fine.
ryanscourt (534) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light with dark malty flavors. Good representation of a fairly simple style. Nice toasty lingering aftertaste.
argo0 (11168) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Brown-black body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, earthy, some coffee. Smooth light-medium body, light stickiness.
MarkSachon (496) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle gifted from neighbor Michelle - thanks! Fails to measure up to the true Irish stouts but might be okay for anyone seeking a light stout (if there is such a thing).