wchesser (994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid Irish style stout. Jet black, creamy nitro head after the beautiful tumbling out-gassing. Dark roasted malt and some coffee. Nose pretty flat but not offensive.
scooter520 (185) - - APR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, Kooper's Tavern, Baltimore, MD. Appearance: like Guiness, dark ruby brown with very creamy cascading head. Aroma: light roasty chocolate malts. Taste: roasted malt water pretty much like Guiness with tad more flavor. Mouthfeel: thin but creamy, like a Guiness. Overall: have I said "like a Guiness"? That's pretty much it with a little bit more flavor at least than canned nitro (haven't rated a draft yet...). Just kind of boring.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nittanytide (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with thin beige head. Sweet sugary aroma. Taste is mild chocolate and very clean and light. Benefits from warming. Crafted for all day drinking, it suits its purpose perfectly.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving:Draft at Magnolia’s. It pours a nice dark brown with an actively cascading light tan foam. The nose has lighter roasted notes with a touch of tang to it. The flavor is lighter than I was expecting with almost watery roasted notes, a touch of flint, and some soap. A light earthy bitterness lingers in the background. Light to medium body. Sort of Guinness like in that sense. Not bad, but nothing I would seek out again.
Dogbrick (7145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at World Of Beer. Pours brownish-black with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted and a bit of chocolate. Light body with a sweet roast character and notes of chocolate malt and grain. The finish is short with a malt aftertaste. Pretty forgettable beer all in all.
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Oblivion Taproom. This dry stout wasn’t too dry, but had more hop dryness than I’d like in a stout. The finish was light and roasty with a hint of cocoa, but altogether very mellow.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@Blind Tiger, NY
Dark brown color, steady creamy beige head. Toasted aroma with tobacco and some citrusy notes. Light to medium-bodied. Flavor has toastyness and light earthy notes. Watery finish. Disappointment from Victory.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro at Fountainhead. Pours a rich deep brown-black with a tan head. Nose is toasty and chocolatey malts. Some soft grassy hops. Really clean and nice. On tasting, great balance. Medium bodied with drying roast. Light coffee notes and a good hop bitterness. Again, clean and pretty refreshing. Great Dry Stout.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Pony w Streets. Black pour, light cinnamon head with heavy, webby lacing. Aroma is tobacco smoke. Thin, watery palate with light notes of roasty malts but not much else going on. It’s like a thinner, more boring Guinness. Really not much to not but it’s not really bad. No donnybrook going on here.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On nitro-tap at Rustico - Alexandria. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a very dark brown with a very impressive reverse-cascading mocha head and good retention. The nose carries some very light roast and a touch of chocolate. Nothing too complex, but I wasn’t expecting too much. Flavor falls a bit flat after the nose, with just a bit of roast and not much else. Medium body with a nice nitro feel. Pretty good, though below Victory standards for me.