Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, ,Harry’s bottle. Dry, slightly milky sweet (it makes sense to me) aroma. Black with brown edges, small off white head. Classic dry stout taste - very dry, baker’s chocolate, molasses (just a hint). Light to medium body. Classic session stuff here, good.
HogTownHarry (5918) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle . Opaque black pour, average tan head. Burn aroma, cocoa, dry hops, hint of peat and salt. Taste (blankboy’s WRONG, ignore his rating!) is smooth, roast malt, molasses, prune and caramel - silky and simple. Light body, mild burnt aftertaste - pretty solid, IMHO.
Ibrew2or3 (6232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured pitch black with half an inch mocha head. This aroma is light and uninspired with mild sweetness and burnt to roasty malts followed by burnt malts. The taste is more interesting with malty sweetness quickly followed up by burnt malts. Then I get a light astringency and mild caramel candy sweetness that rides into the finish with hints of coffee. The taste is very nice.
dchmela (2486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice big black pour with a nice off white head. Chocolaty winey aroma with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is thick with a touch chocolate malt. Finishes nice and smooth.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 ounce bottle. Pint glass. Dark with a tan head. Aroma was sweet roast malt with a hint of chocolate. Taste was mainly roast malt and caramel with a touch of bitterness. A little watery.
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is dark brown with a nearly non existent tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate with a tinge of vanilla as well. Refreshing session beer here. Better than a lot of Dry Stouts that I’ve tried previously.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, nearly black, with crimson slivers showing at the edges, and a fine, if slim, cap of cocoa on top.
Chocolate milk aroma, creamy and sweet, with a slight espresso twist.
Taste is moderately bitter, but mostly sweet and creamy, with a bite of cocoa in there, with the requisite coffee. Not as much depth as I’d like, but that makes it easier for the masses, and that’s not too terrible sometimes, is it?
Ends dry and nearly brittle, then a lingering ghost of chocolate.
Full bodied, flavorful, and smooth.
Can’t find much fault in this, but it’s a bit too ordinary for me to fuss over.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another bottle from the brewery’s gift shop. This brew purs a very dark, opaque brown with some red highlights on the side. The head is very small and short lived. Serving closer to room temperature will make it stay longer. Good lacing though. Aromas of burnt malt and some toffee. Taste is sweet and not bitter like most other Irish Dry Stouts. The finish is almost like chocolate but dry.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice beer most has been said here tried all the aprechers out this week was pleased with all of them grab a 4 pack today! GET SURLY
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of malts, smoke, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Some toffee in the flavor accompanied by sumatra-esque qualities, baked bread and just a hint of vanilla with a robust and dry finish. Pretty carbonated. A very drinkable beer. I could drink this often. Nice sample of this style.