yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Bitter, roasted and rich dark malty. Dry and bitter, no sweetness it seems. Dry and dark malty finish.
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bready chocolate aroma. Dry roasted malty flavor with some bitter hints. Has a dry roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Pony Bar, New York
Dark mahogany color; creamy head. Light aroma of roasted malt. Dry dark caramel flavor, light ashes in the end. Simple Dunkel.
TBone (12329) - 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.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black. Thin head. Lots of coffee on the nose, like good drip stuff. Light palate has some toast and hulled grains. This hits an authentic Irish spot, with light chocolate, little roast. Creamy body without nitrogen - always appreciated. Well, I don’t enjoy Guinness but I did enjoy this.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Clear red-black body with medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, mild, light chocolate, roast. Taste is medium sweet, roast/coffee, light chocolate. Smooth light-medium body, somewhat watery, very drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on nitro-pours a full creamy light brown head that laces after the cascading finished and black color. Aroma is dark malt, roasty. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/coffee, secondary acidity/bitterness from hops. Soft carbonation. Nice, not my style.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mode: Draft, Nitro
black, dense creamy beige head, solid film of lace,
light roasted aroma,
lots of dry roasted malt flavor, low bitterness for this much roast and such a black beer,
a very drinkable sub 4% beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours a 2 layer 4 finger head. The dark tan bottom coalesces into a creamy tan beige top. Can almost write in it. Aroma is pretty much like Guinness with a bit more chocolate than G. Med minus body. Flavor mostly of dark malt - burnt, and a little ashy/gritty. A little dark chocolate liners into the finish. Which is a bit more bitter than sweet. With time chocolate seems stronger. Pretty nice take on a stout.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Dark brown, almost black, in color with the anticipated creamy tan head to go with it.
S: Smells pretty off-putting at first--a lot of vegetal aromas. Once you get past those, there is some coffee and chicory with a good enough roasted malt character.
T: The flavor is disappointing as well in that it’s highly watery. Coffee and coffee grounds, along with a touch of roast and dark chocolate, but a lot of water in there, too.
M: Thin and watery with a the usual low but smooth nitro carbonation.
O: Overall a real let down. The watery nature of it just ruined the beer for me.