Itzjerm (579) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light smokey chocolate aroma... needs more. nice solid dark look... needs more head. Very light on flavor for a stout... more smoked than anything... missing lots of flavor though
cheap (3377) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
big dark pour from a bottle with a giant floating dark tan head. looks delicious. head goes rocky. this stuff smells like a good stout. decent initial taste impressioms. seems like more than 4%. lots of personality but it never tries to get over on ya. perhaps i do taste a tad of tartness in there, nice touch. never gets nasty. some co2 but not much. overall decent stout.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear black body with mahogany highlights. Short beige head, rapidly diminishing. Light aroma of roasted malts, weak coffee, dark chocolate. The flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Dry finish along with lingering roast bitterness and some metallic notes. Hint of nail polish remover. Average.
cmc619 (325) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle (twist-off) into Green Man snifter glass. Pours black with a 1/4" tan head; decent-looking. Oddly, the aroma is more reminiscent of schwarzbier--lager qualities about it, with roasty notes really hidden. Flavor is actually quite good: earthy, dry, burnt. Drinkable without losing flavor. Palate is soft, almost creamy. Finish is long and persistent, but pleasant. Pretty good representation of the Irish dry stout, especially out of a bottle.
jeremytoni (2711) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from drowland. Dark reddish brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dark roast and malt. Chocolate and sandy notes. Flavor is dark malts and super bitter. Dark bitter roast.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is licorice and chocolate. Taste is bitter, sour chocolate, coffee, and roasted.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
You don’t find dry stouts as often as you used to, especialy draft dry stouts that are NOT nitro’d, so imagine my surprise. Very nice, medium roast with a soft and light palate that is not thin or creamy, has that little bite of astringency from the dark malt but not overdone.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JUN 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap. Looks good but the taste is comparable to a guiness which to me is also another stout that tastes too watered down.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brownish black with tan head, aroma has notes of slight coffee, some roast, and a weird sweetness. Not the most appetizing aroma. Taste turns it around, with some nice subtle roast, dry coffee, cocoa powder type tastes with a touch of sweet caramel. Finishing dry, true to style.