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.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 I figured that since they put four bottles in the pack, itís expected that you consume them in short order. I did that with great pleasure and inebriation. The lightly burnt chocolate aroma follows directly into the drink, but thinner than one might expect. It has a self-described dry finish, but is decidedly acidic after warming. The drink is carried through to a rather thick, sweet after-swallow, but if it gets annoying another drink will be soon to follow. As I am a daily Blatz drinker, it is a nice affordable change...!
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz. bottle to pint glass. Pours black with small beige head that laces well. I get malt and a little coffee. taste is sweet with bread, malt, chocolate and coffee with a coffee-like bitter finish that has a dry aftertaste. Fairly creamy with balance carbonation. Pretty solid stout.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the pour: very dark but not black,the head is very small(too small for style) and faded fast.good lacing.A wack of malt in the nose,burnt malt.
On taste: Its good.I thought it would be bitter because of the nose.It is not.Lots of Carmel,malt,and a sweet rotten fruitiness to it,that is very nice.It is simple and good.The finish trys for chocolate and falls a little short.Hops add a tiny amount of bitterness and (lemon?).
All in all another good beer by a impressive brewery.This beer has more carbonation then my glass would indicate,but it is underbodied(is that a word?) for the style.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black opaque body with small brown head. sweet chocolatey and nutty aroma...bitter chocolate flavor dominates with a nice nutty, hoppy bite at the finish....its that time of year for stouts.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ber smelled soo good but the flavor was a bit flat for me. It was very dark, almost black. I had it a couple days ago so I donít remember it that well. All I remember is that it smelled amazing but didnít taste good. eh
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very dry for a dry stout but good flavor. Chocolste and coffee. Medium all the way through. Good beer but doesnít fit the discription.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly rye odor leads to a sharp but pleasent malty flavor that stays just long enough. Not one of the best for this style and not even one of the best stouts of Milwaukee.
rick10485 (53) - oneonta, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smokey, bitter coffee and burnt chocolate flavor at first sip. Ends with a hoppy & robust barely notes. I am not sure where the "irish style" fits into this. It certianly is a stylish stout though. Not too bad. I recommend if you like to try a wild stout
redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beverage. Fairly creamy, has some of the overtly grainy aspects that I associate with spent grain and the midwest. This, however, is balanced with a nice mild roasting and not too much sweetness. Overall, Iím happy with this, though it definitely could fall more on the dry side of stouts in general.