MetalNHopHead (1456) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to StFun for this beer. Ring of Dingle has a name thatís annoyingly silly to say, but thereís absolutely nothing irritating about the taste. Thick pour with black liquid. The head is pretty but perhaps not as pillowy and long-lasting as for some Irish Dry Stouts. Roasted barley and cocoa on the nose. It tastes like it smells and smells like it tastes. Roasty, chocolaty - subtle creaminess. Very rich yet exceptionally smooth. Finish is quick and mellow. This brew is totally lacking in bitterness, harsh graininess, or metallic flavors. Reminds me a lot of Murphyís, and I mean that in the best way.
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to Stfun. Pours a dark browb with a medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit and roast. Medium mouth, roast and earthy malt, light dryness, good.
GTAEgeek (1966) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. can, from StFun. Black color, with a dark brown, fizzy head. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, chicory, caramel, and light smoke and tobacco. Fairly dry and toasty, with a little bitterness. Medium body, sticky, and nicely grainy. This is a solid, delicious, and pleasantly aggressive and dry.
Dorkenstein (433) - - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of soy sauce, roasted malts, cocoa. Taste is Irish soda bread, soy sauce, cocoa, roasted malts, light tart berries.
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, poured into a sampler. Mellow chocolate and coffee aromas are noted coming from the dark, near opaque, caramel colored beer. Itís topped by a dense, beige, soap head that retaims a medium thin ring, and leaves an abundant, messy lace. The taste is a medium light bittersweet. The beer is fizzy and thin with a light, smokey chocolate and coffeee. Itís mellow and muted with a dry, coffee like finish and an aftertaste thatís dry with notes of dark chocolate.
Cjmccahill (47) - Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black, thick dark brown head that fades quickly. Roasty aroma, smooth, medium body. Like a thinner Guinness, decent, but for the money, I'll stick with the original.
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Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head that quickly disapates to a thin wispy ring. Roasted barley, coffee, and cocoa notes. The finish is dry. Medium-light body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
June 2014. Sampled in Bloomington, IN - 16oz can. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Coffee and dark chocolate on the aroma, biscuits, a touch of caramel. Roasty flavor, coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of sweetness, a hint of minerals and booziness. Too strong to be a dry Irish stout, but not bad.
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Smoke & Barrel. Black color, brown head. Aroma of roasty cocoa powder. Taste is dry, smoky cocoa and coffee. Nice.
Bill Becker (819) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks, Trent, for the 16 ounce can!
It pours black with a tan head of foam. A pretty big head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer.
Plenty of fine roasted malt in the nose though i do get some aroma that I usually associate with a Milk Stout. And yes, thereís some hoppy bitterness here too along with some smoke?
The taste is so roasty and nice with a cool presence of smoke. I get some dark and milk chocolate notes and the bitterness is on the light side. Dry? Yes, but not as dry as others of the style that Iíve had. Thatís not a knock on ROD. I quite enjoy it.
Medium bodied, a light level of carbonation, the smoothness is in a bit of an overkill stage.
Yep, this is a fine Dry Stout. Iíd say that if the carbo was bumped up a little, Iíd like it even more.