blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blind Tiger. Pours near black with a creamy nitro head. Light roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Roasted malty flavor, light chocolate with an earthy hint. Slight acidity. Pretty true to the dry stout style.
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very thin and sad stout compared to the storm king. a different style of course, but I prefer the heavier creamier stouts to the dry stuff.
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Poured dark brown, medium light brown head. Aroma was lightly roasted malts, hint of hops. Coffee, roasted malt notes in the flavor. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Highly drinkable dark beer. A winner!
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria, VA. Pours a deep ruby with a one finger tan nitro head. Aroma is light and subdued but roasty, cocoa. Taste is light to medium bodied with cocoa, malted milk balls, and some chocolate covered strawberries. Sweet, refreshing flavor rather than heavy roasted, typical stouts flavors. Clean finish. Lackluster but enjoyable.
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown body. Aroma is feint, taste is cocoa, roast.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 On tap at brewpub. A light to medium bodies stout. Some skim milk notes with cocoa and sugar
PilsnerPeter (3032) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Barcade: True to style pour (Guinness look) with that dense creamy light tan nitro head. Very mild aromatics- like most Dry Stouts. Some charred/papery barley. Very light fluffy feel. Papery bar;ey and dark roast dominate the subdued flavor. A touch of dark cocoa is there when you search for malt nuance. Very light overall, but decent for the style. (Dry Stouts really suck, in general; and it’s a shame because this is the style stout that the masses are subjected to- Guinness, which is far worse than this example)
OldGrowth (3009) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint @ Tyler’s Apex. ok aroma, rosted malt, marshmallow, minor vinious streak, Nice fluffy head, great lacing. Bitter flavor, lite roast, coffee. Lite body, watery mouth feel, dry finish. Tasty enough, I’ll take it before guiness. Appearence was best part, looked picture perfect. Mild in the other aspects.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Watery, weak, tastes like Guinness. A hint of roastedness, but its barely there. Pretty pitiful, but nothing offensive.
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[March 14, 2009]
Nitro pint at Trappeze. Pours reddish black with a firm, creamy head. The aroma is very dry with suggestions of sourdough and dark chocolate. This beer is really light on the palate, but is super creamy and doesn’t skimp on flavor. Hints of nuts, buttermilk, chocolate, and a dry, lingering wooden finish are here. I was in the mood for a light session beer and this one delivers in that department.