BVery (9214) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Sprecher tour/reserve tasting. Super dark mahogany pour with a foamy tan head. Butter and coffee on the nose. Medium palate. Great taste - coffee and roast. Paired with a beer-infused cheddar cheese.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown/black with red along the edges, aroma is some chocolate and coffee. Taste up front is a bit of coffee leading into some roasted and more coffee notes. Pretty good irish stout, nice flavor.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Standings Bar. Dark black beer with a thin brown head. Lightly sour, roasty aroma. A bit of light vegetal character up front. There is also a bit of light citrus. Flavour is just kind of non-descript. Lightly roasty with a bit of cocoa roastiness. Meh... kind of rancid and gross.
alexsdad06 (8256) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. bottle. Pours black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is mainly roasted malts, light chocolate, and some metal. The flavor is straight forward roasted malts, dark chocolate, and perhaps a little dark fruit. Smooth, but thin. This is a decent , but average stout.
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - 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.
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a gray/tan head. Lightly roasted aroma with semi-sweet chocolate and light smoke. Medium body. Lightly roasted/smoked flavor with a coffee bean note. Nice.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the brewpub after a tour of the place. Not a bad beer - typical profile and tasty enough.
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a deep mahogany with a short cap of caramel head. Nose picked up baker’s chocolate, smoky malts, and a hint of dark fruits... with a moderate roast to it. Flavor changed directions by focusing on Pac NW hoppage... with dry roasted chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit playing second, third, and fourth fiddles. Roasty coffee and pine bitterness meet alcohol astringency at the dry finish... decent, but felt slightly out of balance. A bit thin mid-palate, but filled out for the finish. Not a bad brew, yet there are better examples of the style to seek out.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks just like the picture. Aroma of burnt chocolate and corn. Body is more robust than Guinness and a little sweeter. Somewhat dry finish with woody character. I expect a little more from Sprecher.
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size diminishing light brown head. Aroma of slightly burnt caramel, chocolate, a hint of smoke and some herbal hops. Slightly watery flavour of lightly roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium bodied. A pretty good Dry Stout.