NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nirtro draft at Khyber Pass. Pours black (actually a very, very dark red when held up to a bright light) with a tight foamy head that leaves some runny lace. Taste is clearly meant to mimic a Guinness. Smooth, due to the nitrogen, but not as full as the classic Irish dry stout. Some dry charcoal notes to combat the otherwise semi-sweet chocolate malt. Decent, but feels like the dark ghost of a better beer.
MattH (608) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Nice smooth palate courtesy of the nitro. Thin body. Flavor of chocolate malts and rich dirt.
samsmith33 (314) - - SEP 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia. Dark black color. Creamy head. Little aroma and its not from being too chilled . Chocolaty malt, but weak flavor for the style.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Victory beer hall. Pours black , takes forever to settle, with a quarter inch of khaki foam. Faint roasted malt note on the nose. The roasted notes ate fairly prominent on the tongue. Wish the finish was dryer. Solid exame of style.
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is nice and roasty with notes of chocolate. Flavor has some bakers chocolate and mild burnt notes...good roastiness. Mothfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/chocolatey.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monkey Bar in Philadelphia/5 year anniversary. Pours black with Guinness-like nitro thick brown everlasting head. Nose/taste is roasted chocolate, dark malt and dark chocolate. Medium body.
maxwelldeux (3065) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a remarkably light stout, which surprised me. Hints of sweetness to it. Thick light colored head to t.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Birdsall House, Peekskill, NY. Typical dry stout, not much different than a Guinness. Mostly a roasted flavor that pairs well with steak...on its own, this beer even has a dried meat note. Not bad.
sloshgator (347) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice appearance look you would expect from a stout but mild and without character. No aroma to speak of and none of the chocolate or coffee flavors that make this style special.
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roast, muted chocolate, smooth and sessionable. Much better once it warms a little.