magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from God knows where - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma is roasty with some chocolate notes. Taste is sweet with some dryness on the finish. Meh.
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt and light chocolate. Taste is of roasted malts.
jrodooo5 (992) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmm, a very good dark pour with a big mocha head that leaves a huge ring of lacing. The aroma is "dry" or more dull than anything. There’s a very subtle hint of chocolate malt. The taste I suppose is dry but pretty bland for a stout. Certainly not one of my favorites. Ehh
strongpieman (1473) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, cloudy, no head. Roasted malt aroma, very strong smoky roast taste. Just okay. Not easy to drink.
MadRobin (1886) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz. taste poured from 12 oz. bottles at Starr Hill class at Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD.
Opaque, black-brown with a large tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, light molasses and smokey roasted malt.
Taste of chocolate, dark roasted coffee, light molasses and smokey roasted malt. Slightly sweet for a dry stout.
Light/medium body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beer. Highly carbonated for the style. Malty and creamy with a good bite to the finish.
alobar (2755) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Roasted malt and dark chocolate flavor. Dry finish. Decent lacing.
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from mari’s. Pours black with a medium sized off white head. The aroma Is lightly roasty, has some general barley aroma. The taste is medium roasty with a bitter coffee ground finish. Starts nice but the finish is a little tough.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt, coffee dominate. Body is excessively light, like many lesser dry stouts. Bitter coffee beans in the finish. Could be good if it weren’t so watery.
chinchill (1776) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle dated best by Jan. 2012 served Sept. 2011 in a pint glass.
Near black and opaque with a proper, medium-dense tan head. The head reduces to large ring too soon, but leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Smells of sweet medium and dark roasted malt, marred by hints of sour milk and way more alcohol esters than should emanate from a 4.8% beer.
Taste is better, with a modest amount of dark roasted malt flavor and some chocolate notes. Balanced a bit towards sweet despite being slightly sour and bitter as well. There is a hint of coffee in the lightly dry finish. Smooth, with a rather light body (like Guinness) and a touch of dryness.
O - a decent Irish stout, despite the nose. Nearly on par with standard Guinness but certainly not up with the best versions of this style.