Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500 ml
Appearance: Dark brown ale with good sized , tanned top , fragmental lace 4-
Nose :Light aroma , fairly dry with roast feel , some alcohol with dusty notion.
Flavor/Palate : Flat, medium bodied brew. Some chewy textures with light roast on side. Felt thin, diluted like with watery finish.
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.
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the sprecher tour (glendale, wi). Pours a deep dark blackish hue with brown notes and small cinnamon head. Aromas are light on the nose, light dry soda bread, darker malts, and a hint of chocolate. Body is thinner than expected, light notes of darker malts, chocolate, light cream, and vague dry soda bread. Finishes with minimal sweetness and a nice palate stick. Ok.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown with an initial fizzy tan head which reduced to a fine ring and good lace. The aroma has notes of burnt and toasted malts, coffee, mocha, grassy and herbal hops, and prune. The taste starts bittersweet with a heavy dose of coffee like bitterness upon the finish. A bit lactic and fruity twang makes it interesting. A solid dry stout.
blutt59 (6504) - 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
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some burnt notes. Pours a dark brown with some minimal orange hilights and a moderate tan head with decent retention. Lots of burnt malt with very light hints of chocolate. Finsihes with some bitter black coffee, nuttiness, light piney bitterness. For some reason the flavors just don’t mesh well. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and somewhat fizzy.
HogTownHarry (6375) - 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.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is made up of lighter malts, but there is not really much else going on. The flavor is roasted malt and not too much else. Both the flavor and aroma are very one dimensional and not too exciting. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Suttree (6071) - 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.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 16oz bottle, brewed for St. Patricks day, drank in July. Opaque black with stained glass corners. Thin, oily head. Sweet, adjunct-ridden aroma. Sub-par roasty chocolate characteristics. Smooth and drinkable at best, old and artificial at worst. Sweet butterscotch and brown sugar notes. Medium bodied. Sub par all the way, though it improves slightly as it reaches room temperature and becomes more Porter-like.