GT (9982) - 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 (7329) - 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 (3045) - 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 (3178) - 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 (3230) - 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.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed in the USA..... On tap at the Brewery !!! Pours a very dark brown color with an awesome tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is super creamy with a slightly dry finish. This is the best example of Guinness that i’ve seen yet.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Trappeze, Athens GA
Pours dark brown with thick mocha like nitro head
Aroma was rather weak and watery with some malts for a charcoal nose.
Taste, light, some roasted malts and thin touch of coffee with undertones of mocha with a lactose like palate.
Overall mouthfeel was fluffy and silky/creamy with good nitro presence. Victory’s version of Guinness? dry finish, simple, light, too watery for my taste but very drinkable.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample at Taco Mac, Windward. dark black with a big off white head. aromas of roasted malt and some ash. Very watered down light body - a bit of chocolate/coffee... this one is similar to Guinness in body, aroma and some flavor - however Guinness wins hands down. I would not order this one....