SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a dark tan brown .. light to medium spotty foam, some sticky lacing but subdued .. . smooth as silk, some light chocolate and mocha flavours .. . a nice beer, and a good score, but it could even be beefier..
Why you cotton-picking...!
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is strong burnt malt and oat. Flavor is rich black patent and Fuggle hops with a touch of creamy coffee and chocolate in the finish. Good stout!
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours into a tulip glass a deep brown almost balck color with a very nice 2 finger fluffy tan tan. The aroma is everywhere! I just poured it and can smell sitting here at the computer. Smells of dark roast, chocolate, and something slighly bitter. The flavor is extremely smooth. The roasted malt is well balanced and smooth. Dark chocolate after taste with a touch of coffee bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Alcohol flavor not present.
I bought this to give out as extras since it is local but decided to crack to see how it was and I was very surprised! Very good!
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle via bonus from klikger (BA). Pours a solid brown black with a medium brown head. The nose is smoky with oat accents. The flavors are all roasted malts and oats. The mouth is very carbonated and dry. An ok beer.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Mr Levi funk. Black pour with medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and creamed coffee. Flavor of dry roasted malt, strong coffee, cocoa powder and slight milk. Yum
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Binny’s. Darkest brown/black pour with a thick tan head. Creamy chocolate aroma that is nicely balanced between sweet and roasty bitter. Flavor is roasty at first, but sweet chocolate and cream take over before a bitter finish with hints of coffee. Tasty.
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle
This beer has sitting on the deck long enough. With a quiet evening ahead of me I opened it. The reward was another solidly made stout from a brewer who doesn’t often fail. It is true this particular release is not the best out there but for an affordable daily drinker (or at least as long as it is in circulation) this is nearly perfect.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated murky brown body bubbled with life beneath the surface. A weak cream colored crown graced the top like dirty wave caps. Bittersweet chocolate, cold oatmeal, and strong black coffee create a breakfast mood. The balance is nearly perfect. This reminds me very much of a Breakfast Stout style beer.
Flavor / Palate - The sweet first impression is like a black truffle dipped in rich chocolate. Next comes ash, smoke, and coffee grounds. Finally the finish of warm oatmeal cookies caps a delightful experience. Sweet and fluid this beer has everything you could ask for. If I was still in Wisconsin I’m sure there would be a four or six pack in the fridge right now.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, pretty much black color with a medium head. Light cocoa aroma. A fairly bitter chocolate taste, with some dry roasted notes and a bit of earthy/piney hop bitterness. Oatmeal doesn’t seem to add much (if any) flavor. This is much more of a dry stout.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour was deep dark with a slightly dark tan head. Aroma was strong with chocolate, light caramel, and some bread characters. Body was medium to full with a smooth oat character along with some more well blended chocolate malt and a nice caramel finish. Real well blended brew. Nice.
mrjaxson (307) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my word is this delicious. Pours to a huge, fluffy head. Aroma is a sweet chocolate but the taste is far more subtle and not as bitter (to my taste) as other reviewers have described. Down and Dirty is a great value because it is a seasonal and not from Tyranena’s Brewers Gone Wild series, meaning you get a full six pack for your money rather than a four pack. And, something to look forward to, the brewer says he is already aging this stout in bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans from Madagascar to make it part of his BGW series. But we won’t see it until winter 2010-2011. I can’t wait!