boxofrane (1846) - 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 mariís. 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 (582) - 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 werenít so watery.
chinchill (1261) - 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.
Iphonephan (2600) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared from a 12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts. Some hints of banana. Ok stout.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with a head that disappears very quickly. Aroma is not very strong. Faint roasted malt. Taste is chocolate malt that also has a bready quality to it as well. Iíve never had a dry stout before - not sure if itís for me. Iíll have to give this one a try again later.
mcox90 (1426) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of RABinVA. Pours dark brown with some ruby edges and a thin beige cap. Standard stout aromas, light chocolate and roasted malt. Same with the flavor. Palate is a bit thin. Finish is a bit bitter.
Huhzubendah (2228) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer is not especially dark. Brown hued with a thin cap that leaves faint traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists primarily of roast, and is subdued. The flavor is very roasty, with a subtle chocolate and smoke presence. The feel is thin and watery, with low carbonation. I wasnít particularly impressed, but I would be willing to try this again. Overall, an OK brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-20-2011
jkwood04 (3240) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a plastic cup. Pours black with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and some floral hops. Flavor strong of malts and coffee. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, not quite black with a brown head that fades fast leaving slight lacing. Aroma is a bit off putting, a bit metallic. And that carries over to the taste. Thereís bits of chocolate, coffee, and some thin metallic aftertaste. Not terrible, but thereís nothing substantial. .
devilben02 (260) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one pours a deep, opaque cola brown, with a modest, fizzy but lasting tan head. The aroma is a fragrant combination of coffee with milk, some nutty roasted malt, and a small hint of chocolate. The flavor features more of the same prototypical stout characteristics with a really nice dry, roasty malt profile. The medium body is a bit syrupy, but it doesnít get in the way of the flavors. Overall, this beer surprised me by providing a decent depth of flavor without feeling heavy.