blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with a decent brown head. The aroma is roasted barley with a splash of chocolate. More to the flavor. Roasted barley, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, and a mild nutty bitterness. Sweet but dry finish. Nice.
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arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, 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.
Mora2000 (5104) - 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.
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.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks a lot for the bottle Duane. The body was black with a light brown colored head. The aroma was roasted peanuts with some coffee. There was also some sweet milk chocolate. The taste was coffee with moldy cheese. There was also some burnt bread crust. The taste was nicer than that description sounds. The carbonation was very smooth. Another beer in an underappreciated style.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, 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.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with only a small lid of tiny light tan bubbles. Light sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavors are have a sweet grain quality, with a touch of lactose. A bit acidic, which tend to make it feel thinner. Sharp black malt bitterness tempered with the roasty sweetness seem to work against each other. Seems to be a sweet stout/cream porter?
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a tulip.
Pours near black with a light mocha head. This recedes quite quickly, leaving a spot or two of lacing. Thin collar. Nose is pretty plain with just a bit of roasted malt. As it warms, still not much more. The flavor is quite nice with the roasted malt pairing with some dark chocolate and a bit of bitter strong coffee. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth bitterness in the finish. Pretty good all around.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-05-2011