MattH (762) - 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.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed in the USA..... On tap at the Brewery !!! Pours a very dark brown color with an awesome tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is super creamy with a slightly dry finish. This is the best example of Guinness that i’ve seen yet.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Deep brown with ruby highlights and a longlasting, one finger off-white head. Light aroma of something which i’m unable to discern. Reminds me of a shoe store, though. Taste is lightly fruity and some tobacco. Semi-dry finish. Light bitterness. Fairly light body. I’d take a guiness over this.
Funknmilla (733) - 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
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Swanky Bubbles in Voorhees, NJ and one of the most challenging beers I’ve reviewed - challenging because it looks amazing and goes down smoother than silk but it lacks flavor and aroma. There you have it - that’s my review (pretty much). Stunningly gorgeous with a wildly rich and creamy tan head. The texture of the head and the body of the beer grab you right away but there isn’t enough flavor to pull your attention away. Mild bittersweet chocolate and burnt coffee with a strong emphasis on *mild*. Very little carbonation in keeping with the style. If it had more flavor this donnybrook would have delivered a knockout but the appearance and texture alone warrant a few more rounds.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Its tough to make a good beer that is this light. Victory almost succeeds, but the ingredients just need to be doubled. A roasted and slightly chocolate malt flavor ends in a watery finish. To keep a good taste going, you have to drink it quickly. Overall, not a bad beer, but not worth the slightly extra expense.
sloshgator (685) - 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.
joebudzjoe (672) - 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.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this one at the Wells Fargo Center while attending the Villanova vs. Louisville game with some friends. Looks like Guinness in the glass but lighter in color. The taste is very smooth, and has a light finish that was a bit disappointing - notably lighter than Guinness and Murphys which linger nicely on the palate. All in all, not one of my favorites from
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft (nitro), blind tiger. Not hugely remarkable - but good. Like an amped up Guinness I suppose. Roasty but thin, too much like burnt popcorn. I see what they’re trying to do here, but it misses. Maybe next batch.