fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a 3-4 finger, creamy tan head and some little tan floaties. Aroma is chocolate, roast, black malt, hazelnut, woody malt, woody, earthy hops and dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and chocolatey right away, drying out a bit as some earth, herbal and mineral notes come in, then nice nutty and burnt sugar notes along with dried tree fruit and some nice dark fruit, woody and slight boozy and vinous notes to the finish. Medium to heavy in body with a creamy, viscous entry, very light, but blanketing and surprisingly sharp carbonation, and slightly dry, still creamy finish wiht a hint of chalkiness. Really solid stuff, I bought it on a whim, basically just to rate in a mix your own section, I think I will go in for a sixer before the cold weather is over.
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, 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 (9) - - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
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.
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a goblet.
Looks and smells like a typical Irish Stout, but tasting reveals a slightly high (and a bit too lively) carbonation level and more generous use of hops. The nose is more spicy than usual too. Relatively complex flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee, molasses and dried fruit. Near even sweet/bitter balance.
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; basically black in color. Aroma of roasted malt, meat, caramel, and touch of sugar. Nice complex flavor that really opens up. Sweet and roasted: fruit and caramel. Alcohol hidden. Easy to drink.
LiMuBai (154) - - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, ebony color with a tan tan head. Charcoal, smokey aroma. Full body flavor, with a nice stout finished.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at East Nashville Beer Festival 2014. Dark brown pour with nice creamy head. Rich note of coffee and cream. I’m surprised by the high alcohol content because it certainly didn’t taste strong. It was very easy to drink. Good stuff.
novice101 (287) - - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich ruby color with a tan head, smells of chocolate and malts, light body, dry finish. Loads of chocolate and bittersweetness
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. It’s kind of like a lighter, like less heavy not "beer lite" lighter, Guinness. Nice caramel notes with a milky mouth feel and an almost chocolatey finish. This would make a wicked awesome black and tan with the apa they make.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Backpocket Brewing. Black appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, earthy hops and coffee. Similar flavor, bittersweet, balanced and smooth, adding a touch of dark fruity sweetness. Medium body with a dry feel. Pretty good.
b3shine (5134) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; cola with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, and coffee roast with some hop notes as well. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Bitter, but not from the hops (it’s more metallic). Average (at best) on the palate. Not bad, but smells better than it tastes.