Foxbush (990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The stout was tasted at the Starr Hill brewery in Crozet. David was a very able bartender advising us as we tasted most of their products. This was tasted last and was excellent. The flavors of coffee and chocolate were present. The roasted malt flavors were also very present. This smooth stout is a special beer. The dark ale poured with a nice brown head with an inviting aroma of roasted malt.
strongpieman (1156) - 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 (998) - 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.
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Shanebrews (63) - - 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 (2300) - 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 (1184) - pottstown, 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 (571) - 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 (580) - 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 (1212) - 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 (1272) - 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.