bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(16oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and a moderate beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, bread, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee with a dry, mildly bitter finish.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, black brown with a malty herbal roast and rye aroma and flavor, thin on the finish
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Another crappy dry stout. Thsi one has notes of plastic, peat, and mineral water, pretty par for the style.
sbanach (221) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is chocolate, sweet, nutmeg. Jet black with tan head. Tate is low hops, but noticeable, oateal, full mouthfeel, moderate malt. Dry/sweet stout. nice head to thin ring. Low hop aftertaste and lots of lace around glass. Great aroma, appearance, taste, and heavy palate on this one. Overall a great brew with an irish feast of beef stew.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma is rich roasted malt, some dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted grain, dark chocolate, roasted (not bitter) coffee, a little ash, a hint of tartness. Finish is long and rich, with little bitterness. Palate is not heavy, but a bit astringent. A great beer for those who like smooth, flavorful, not bitter dry stouts.
PorterPounder (4941) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 16 oz bottle. Pours a violet-black with a initial bubbly khaki colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a hint of earthiness and black dirt. Nice dry flavor, subtle and unpretentious. A bit of unsweetened chocolate, some rich black dirt, and a back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel is sufficiently dry and chalky. Decent.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Powdery, nut-cream stout aroma. Black beer, stiff tan head head, love the Sprecher bottles except for the twistoff. Coffee/cocoa bitter, a little briny, sour, not sweet. Frothy mouthfeel, medium body. A bit warming. Coffee finish. This was pretty good - I always look forward to a new Sprecher. New Leaf Market -- I liberated the single from a 4-pack and the sprout-munchers almost busted me when it didn’t ring up right.
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Pitch with a small ring of creamy, tan froth. Nose of scorched caramel, char, and a hint of smoke. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side, astringent, and a bit too fizzy and tingly. Flavor is espresso with light cream, vanilla, cherry, and charred grain.
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised how swet this was for and Irish Stout. Lots of typical coffee and chocolate, plus some vanilla, but also not nearly as dry as I was expecting when I hear Irish Stout. Still tasty, though.
bpreo (1312) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So this beer only comes around twice a year? It is pretty darn good, but it’s not like there are no other Irish Stouts on the market. Not so very special anymore is it?