hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized, light brown head. Subtle aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Light coffee in the taste.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle (Kitty’s, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks
Nice fruity stout aroma, and a touch of rotting fruit too. Good roast stout, but a dry dry palate. Nice tingle, but too dry for me. A touch disappointing after the aroma.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is quite roasty and cocoaish. Fresh roasty maltiness with a light espresso finish. Fresh cocoa and light roast over a lean maltiness. Simple tasty dry stout.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Again dry stouts are just not for me...and this one is not even a good representation of the style. Very "plain Jane" aroma and flavor. As expected you get some choc notes but this one just is way to dry and bitter. And the mouthfeel is very water.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly decently drinking stout . Pours black with malt in aroma. Balanced, and not as dry, and decent balance of roast and malt and a bit of chocolate, all at sessionable ABV. Bottle..finished before lunch begins.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. To be honest the only reason that I bought this is that BJCP lists this as a classic example of the style (and BYO just had an issue on stouts). Pours with a deep brown near black body and a medium deep tan head. Aromas of chocolate, leather, dried/dark fruit, coffee. Restrained roast. Molasses and brown sugar, but not sweet. Vanilla and egg yolks. Flavor of roast, earth, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, and twigs. Flavor falls off quickly. A decent beer at the end of the day (especially for Shipyard). Somewhat lively, but also somewhat thin. Decent example of a not particularly exciting style (for my palate).
3fourths (7525) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 horribly awful beer. nitro serving. extremely thin and watery body with harsh malt and a toothpaste, butter and mold smell and flavor. wormwood yeast? fuck no.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with red tints and a diminishing head. Aromas are raisins and blackberry with molasses and dark cherry. Earthy coffee with treacle and light liquorice and cola. Flavours are dark berries with coffee, cola and chocolate. Molasses with bitter lemon and medicinal notes. Dry on the finish. Decent.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Prevalent roastiness with blueberry undertones...The body is a bit too carbonated, and even metallic at times, and lacks in malt complexity to my tastes...Roastiness lasts, even meets a little coffee bean, but this doesn't change the fact that this isn't much of a conversation piece...
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap sample at the brewery in April 2010. Near black with a modest beige head. Some powdery cocoa on the nose. Dry and a little dusty on the palate. Burnt malts and more powdery cocoa in the flavour. Firm but relatively light. Straightforward but tasty enough and very drinkable.