magsinva (603) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - well it is better then the irish stout, but still roasted too long. It has floral notes with a chocolate nuttiness and still a mild lingering charcoal bitterness.
DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thankfully they didnít burn the melts on this one as badly as they did on the Irish dry stout. Pours with virtually no head from the tap. Faint hint of chocolate on the palate but fades very quickly.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: Draft at the brewpub. It pours pitch black with a small, dense, dark tan head. The nose has a good bit of roast, some chocolate malt, husk, alcohol, and a touch of flint. Somewhat boozy upfront with a good bit of roasted bitterness on the tongue. Thereís a slight burnt note, seemingly a touch of wood, an odd grain note I canít place, and a little underlying sweetness. Rich in body with slightly high carbonation leading to a lengthy roasted finish. A little one sided but still rather tasty.