jtclockwork (12133) - , 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.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - 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.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on nitro at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a reddish brown color with a large tan head that lasts forever. Aroma of faint roasted malts and a bit of chocolate. The taste is bitter roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Medium bodied. Fairly decent.
kp (10884) - 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
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Live rate in the Philly airport. Nearly black, creamy nitro head. Nice dry and toasty aroma with hints of coffee and charcoal. Flavor tastes like a super ashy Guinness. Barely ok.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a dark and deep brown with an averaged sized tan head. aromas of roast, chocolate, and light coffee. Tastes of roast, vanilla, light coffee (iced latte), and light chocolate. Light lacing left on the glass. Thinner body.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro… Almost black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly tanned head that never dissipates. When I held it up to light I saw ruby sparkles around the edges of the glass. Dark chocolate and espresso aroma with lesser notes of smoke and charcoal. Light to medium-bodied and a touch creamy with only a whisper of carbonation. Acrid, burnt, lightly tangy flavor - a touch thin. Bland, dry finish.
Dogbrick (10424) - 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.
shrubber85 (9630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Chocolate barley malt aroma. Very dark chestnut with moderate head. Chocolate-coffee malt flavor with a light hay hops flavor. Very nice.
DrSilverworm (9467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Twenty Tap. Black color. Thin khaki head, with good retention. Thicker lace. Good milk chocolate, lightly roasty, lightly dark fruity nose... Classic, clean irish stout aroma. Maybe a bit more earthy hop bitterness, than say, a Guinness. I like it, though. Lighter body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. A solid dry irish stout. I let robotopera have the last 1/3 of my taster. He called it "overwhelmingly mild. Like there’s nothing there; like it’s cut." I guess he’s not used to dry irish stouts.