Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark head, lots of sweetness to this one, some roasted malts, but on the smooth side. Some frut as well, nothing too Stark about this one, and enjoyable, very drinkable brew! Thanks to Duane for the brew!
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at Hop in the City. Had a nice dark color with a small khaki head. Had some malts in the aroma and some fruity sweetness. Had a decent finish, but nothing memorable. I’ll stick with the irish extra stout.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Hop in the City 2007. Pours very dark with a light tan head. The aroma has thin toasted malt with some generic fruitiness. Medium / thin body with a thin layer of prickly carbonation. The taste is thin with very roasted malt, sourness and some chalk. There is a bit of spicy hop kick on the finish. There are some good traits in this beer, but it really lacks what it needs to be a good beer.
Ughsmash (6968) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Schlafly Tap Room. Porued a murky medium brown with a short cap of beige head.. left a dusting after a minute or so. Aroma was of sweet, yet slightly sour chocolate and darker fruits with a bit of warmth beneath.. lured me in. Flavor was of roasted darker chocolate and raisins with other dark fruits and sweet undertones.. very light bitterness.. warmer rummy sugars ride through the finish.. solid! Lower carbonation on the palate, yet maintained a creamy middle.. warm finish with solid progression from nose through finish.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A standard aroma is 7, this beer is lucky I gave it a six. There was a slight alcoholic note to the aroma, along with a mineral, acidic nose. The taste was a little of soy, but mostly of roasted malt. The beer is straightforward, not very complex. That said, it is a good beer. It just does not rate very well. Very quaffable. I like it.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma was nothing. Flavor was spices, banana, clove, with a hint of coffee. Tasted more like a Dunkel to me. Slightly creamy body.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the nitro-tap, served in a Schlafly logo pint glass.
Came with a nice creamy pale tan nitro head and a deep blackish brown colour.
Aromas of lightly roasted malts, coffee, caramel and cocoa.
Good, nitro light moderate carbonation and a softly malty crisp, dry, creamy smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Nice roasted barley taste with a dry hopping at the end, coffee, caramel and dry cocoa, a subtle graininess, towards the end a soft, dry bitterness from the hops and a dry, creamy, malty finish.
Amazing easy, quaffable drinkability, just about everything one would expect from a dry stout, also went well with the beef and barley soup I had for lunch at the Taproom.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average beer that lacked roasted barley flavor needed in a stout. Otherwise a nice drinking beer.
thegreenrooster (3055) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with a small white head. Aroma is roasted with some coffee showing up. Flavor is roasted malts with a dusty and dry after taste. Spot on for the style and very tasty.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap-hop in the city-pours black with a smooth beige head-nice head! roasty and char aroma mostly and a lite note of anise. flavors are roasty, dry, and some nice char notes. lightly chocolate. I think this is an awesome example of this style that is replicated by very few. body is medium, which is a definate bonus-much better than most watery Irish stouts. light sour milk note in the finish, which again, is true to style. very dry and roasty-thats the thing here. I think this is one of the better of this style. one of my favs from the fest for shure!