Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark, with a nice brown head. Dark chocolate scent. Commercial description seems to be pretty accurate on this one. Both coffee and dark chocolate are certainly noticable in the taste. Becomes acidic as it warms.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a opaque dark black/brown color with a creamy tan head of foam mostly lasting. Aroma is of carmel, coffee and dark chocolate. Texture is very smooth and creamy. Carmel roasted malt flavor with coffee overtones. Excellent crisp finish. Very enjoyable stout, stands up well to the original stouts brewed on the Emerald Isle. Pairs well with corn beef sandwiches and cabbage.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from VBS on 52 in W.Lafayette. Pours dark, slight transparency with foamy beige head that fades. Nose is semi-dark roasted barley. Flavor is very dry and bitter roasted barley, slight coffee/chocolate, and a long lingering dry finish that dries the mouth completely. A very different and odd flavor, dominated by dryness and not much else. Decent.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Deep amber color with a medium brown head. Dry flavor of roasted coffee with a mild chocolate aroma and a creamy mouth feel.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light nose. Brief, uninspiring off white/tan head. Nice roasted flavor, but low in body. Dark chocolate on the back end. Unassertive for what it is supposed to be. More of a small porter.
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
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tinny/metallic, thin body but with decent coffee tones. Far too few hops to be labelled as an irish stout.
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An absolutely marvellous brew!!! I bought this in a growler and it was outstanding. Lovely rich dark color, with a bittersweet nose and a clean, but not too clean finish. Completely delightful!!!!!!
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly thin looking stout, smells of weak chocolate, head looks more like pop than beer, fairly weak flavor had much better stouts, probably would be just a shade below average in my book
sbanach (222) - 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.