kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Rustico. Pours a dark brown color; creamy light tan head with great retention and lacing; very similar to Guinness, from the beginning. Burnt and toasted malts in the aroma; slightly watery. Creamy, slightly light, very drinkable; a lighter bodied version of Guinness with an emphasis on toasted malts and bread. Some bitter chocolate coming through mid-palate; I could drink a lot of this.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At brewery. Poured a thinish black body with a nice frothy off- white head. The aroma is quite week with some bitter coffee and lactic notes. Flavor is moslty old bitter dry coffee with some subtle hints of earthy hops and mild sour milk. Not at all a fan of the style.
dmac (3523) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Irish Pub. Pours with a classic nitro stout appearance, smooth black body and a silky creamy lacing of white head. Aroma was unwelcoming and smelled like a mixture of weak chocolate malt and sour milk. Palate on this one didn’t seem smooth from the nitro but just seemed flat. Weak flavor of stale hops and weak malt. Not sure if this was just a really old keg or just a really boring beer.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed it because this is a mild stout. Something you can drink with food. It is not a meal in itself.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Victory - One of my favorite things about Victory is that all their beers pour and taste incredible at the brewery. No small accomplishment considering how many brewers fail at this seemingly simple task. This was no different. The taste is very mild with some coffee and chocolate flavors present. I suppose the limited complexity is due to the low alcohol. An everyday stout.
MrYuk (21) - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a standout type beer, but wildly drinkable! Man does it go down easy. I’d prefer this over Guinness any day.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this stout at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. This was almost exactly like Guinness.
Funknmilla (668) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft at Victory...Frothy thick tan head...dark brown to black color....typical c02 separation (always a pleasure to watch)....1st pour from fresh keg.......metallic aromas and and aftertaste, not much else....so I give it back to the bartender and request another brew, he hands me a sample and and tastes it himself, sooooo 2nd pour....I get more of a milky coffee aroma, but still the same metallic taste and finish
victory (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at victory. A very solid dry stout, could drink it all day. Locally, i still prefer Sly Fox’s OReilleys in the style.
This is about on par with Guinness, though maybe a little lighter bodied. Maybe they’ll invent a widget and bottle it.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at Victory’s brew pub. Not too much going on here for a stout; probably the lightest stout I’ve ever had. Stout Light... could be trouble. Thank god for the low alcohol percent because one can definately down a few of these without thinking (try that with Victory’s Storm King...). Definately sample (at least) if you go to the pub... I tried to take it home in a growler but the server wouldn’t let me. A shame.