Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So dark, rich, and thick with a nice tan head. Flavor is very nice chocolate and coffee. Feel is substantial. This is a very nice stout and one that I will seek out again.
beastiefan2k (2808) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really... this? Schlafly f’ed up somewhere along the way with this beer. Pours with a small khaki head. I will make this simple there is a good dry stout here, as was the idea but there is a bad alcohol aspect. That is where the beer goes awry. Its like a vegetal alcohol aspect on the nose. It is subdued in the flavor. It really ruins all the nice roast-y and sweet prune aspects. Not a foreign stout, really this should be called an Imperial Dry Stout (not meant as a compliment). .Maybe I am being bitter b/c I just drank the Cadillac Mtn Stout and that was just so perfect in oh so many ways.
12oz, bottled on 02/04/09, Bell’s tulip glass.
zombywoof (457) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet stout with coffee,soy sauce, smoke, nuts, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Pretty good but I think it’s a little overpriced for the quality you get.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 02.05.2009. Poured black with a thin fizzy tan head that was gone in seconds. Very nice coffee ice cream like aroma of coffee, roast, nut, and dark chocolate. The flavor sat back some compared to the aroma but a decent find of coffee, roast, and milk chocolate. Medium body and a roast coffee aftertaste.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle. Smells like deep dark malts, almost like soy sauce. Dark black with no head. Tastes of licorice and chocolate with a balanced palate. Nice extra stout.
Narnad (1502) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap as a nitro-pouring Irish stout over the weekend at the Oysters and Stout Festival. Arrived to the table black with a very thick creamy, tan head with a nice nitrogen bubble cascade. Aroma is mostly dark roasted barley with some light chocolate notes peaking out from behind. Flavor has a very good bitter dark roasted notes, light chocolate middle with some coffee notes in there as well. Beer has a smooth nitrogen feeling and beer leaves great lacing. Overall another beer I look forward to having down town again.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a black body with a very dense and milkshake thick, dark tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of thick lacing. Aroma is really interesting, but very nice. Its like a slightly charred marshmallow. Creamy, flaked, slightly roasted barley with a very light coffee note. Good amount of milky chocolate and caramelized malts. A light brown sugar and raisin hint as well. A real nice mixture of sweetness and slightly charred aromas. Flavor is very rich and sweet for the style. Has that Irish Stout taste to it, but with a very enjoyable "richness" to it. Starts with a velvety, rich chocolate and dark malty sweetness, then moves into a slightly pruney and raison middle before a touch of piney hop bites at the tongue followed by a very light breakfast coffee and delicately charred barley that feels like it floats into the mix of flavors. A good amount of toasty caramel malts making it quite sweet, but balancing extremely well with the lingering soft roast taste as well as the nimble bitter hops. Palate is stylistically creamy and smooth, rich, and medium bodied. Overall, I’m delighted with this beer and really diggin’ it more and more. Its loaded with an ample amount of rich flavor for a style that typically bores me. It actually reminds me of a s’more...just missing the graham cracker. Fantastic balance and extremely enjoyable aftertaste. Very well done! Love the richness!
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Very rich and creamy taste. Medium body. Great hop bitter aftertaste.
daknole (10242) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from acknud. Almost a black pour wtih a small off white head. Aroma is full of chocolate, roasted malt and some faint coffee notes. Flavor is much sweeter and richer than I would have ever expected. Irish style stout? Not really. Flavor has some raisins, chocolate, prunes, roasted malt and an odd sweetness.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of toasted malt and chocolate, pours black. Flavor of chocolate, charred barley, and some coffee. Very intense flavor, a really nice stout!