keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malt character closer to imperial stout, than a dry stout. Great flavor with pronounced tones of chocolate and coffee. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Great beer.
floydslip (311) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with reddish hues that supports a medium foamy beige head. Surprisingly light nose of coffee, vinegar, and licorice, but it’s all rather faint. Flavor is stronger with semi-sweet cocoa, roasted grain, and a bit of smoke all hitting at once and then some sweetness comes through, like burnt caramel or molasses, and everything finishes with a pleasant bitterness. The texture is a bit light and fizzy, but otherwise this is a solid stout.
Maverick34 (2850) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jeez I just realized this is 8.0 abv which explains the price point and hangover. Pours dark and stouty, some sweet roasted malt.
abcfan (873) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a nice surprise! Pours deep brown with no head. Huge chocolate aroma. Very smooth, malted finished with a slight hop bite. Well done.
AbbeyRoade (514) - Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good for Schlafly! Very malty, dry in the palate as it should be. Dark molasses, chocolate, roasted coffee. Some dark fruit flavor too.
DCLawyer (2393) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->nonic. Dark brown with moderate lite tan head. Roasted malt, some chocolate and coffee. High carbonation. Good, and very drinkable.
Iphonephan (5610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola with a thick tan head. Toasted malt nose. Flavors of milk chocolate and root beer. Slightly bitter roasty finish.
arnold931 (1179) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is coffee and chocolate. Taste is similar.
MadRobin (2661) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, near black with a 2-finger tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, hot chocolate and caramel.
Taste of chocolate, toasted malt, molasses, roasted coffee, nuts and apples.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
This richly flavored stout is certainly "extra." I'm not certain how "Irish" it is. But don't quibble, just enjoy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bob_Boudahili (14) - Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with little head though I do notice the carbonation when drinking. Good balance between hops and malts. Easy drinking dark beer.