Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This isnít an Irish stout--or at least wasnít last year when I bought a bottle. The bottle I had was black and thick, with a chocolate and walnut nose. It was a dense beer, somewhat one-dimensional with a sharp malt astringincy (too much crystal malt is what it tastes like). Itís a decent beer, but they need to ratchet back the crystal malt, and try to achieve the dryness through roasted barley and different hopping.
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitrous pour. Great dark black pour with a holding cream head. Sweet molasses taste with a tiny bite of chocolate. Great beer.
smaynard6000 (739) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on nitro. Pours black with an average sized frothy light brown head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt and coffee. Moderately sweet with roasted coffee notes. Full bodied with creamy texture. Pretty good.
kajser27 (189) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with weak but constant tan head. Aroma is of chocolate and weak roasted malts. Taste sweet chocolate, some caramel, some roasted malts, bitter chocolate and bitter dryish finish. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
loubar (151) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Black body with a frothy tan head that quickly dissipates. Lots of flavor; black coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast give way to a big malt base. Extra points for the surprisingly dry finish. Good carbonation for a unique mouth feel that helps the flavors dissipate. I think they achieved their goal: a tasty, yet light, session stout. Love the low ABV.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 355ml. -at OíHara Zagreb. Dark brown coloured, small pale brown head, mild chocolate nose. Slight roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some caramel with bitterish roasty finish. Light one.
bytemesis (4267) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours clear black, medium creamy brown head, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, cigarettes. Flavor is odd, smokey, roasty, pickle, flowers. Medium body
ManVsBeer (5482) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Black, with no head. It doesnít have the strongest character for its style, but it has enough roasted malt in its aroma and taste to please with a slightly milky smooth texture.
Nocturne (1082) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Black with lots of brown head. Aroma is roasty with some smoke and chocolate accents. Quite creamy too. Thereís a certain harshness to the taste of some dry stouts that I donít find here. Getting a faint hint of woodsmoke in the finish. Carbonation is much too high, which spoils it a bit. Despite that, itís one of the better dry stouts Iíve had.
chinchill (2773) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Weak, light brown head.
Feel: medium body with light carbonation.
Flavor: U.K. style stout with plenty of very dark roasted malt flavor with minimal burnt or char elements.
Garrold (2354) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, three months out of date, found hiding in the cellar. Think it came from Morrisons. Very dark brown. Tan head, that only appears after a swirl. Vine fruits, and cocoa at the start. A little ash, and a wet chamois thing, too. In fact, a lot of the wet chamois. Taste is ashy dry. A little bitterness. Palate is thin. Too much carbonation, also. Finishes dry, and long bitter. A hint of sweet, on the lips, right at the end.