durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of the beers on their chalkboard I was least interested in, but it surprised me. I guess I’m so used to Irish stouts being all nitro’ed up or overcarbonated otherwise, it was nice to see this dark brown pour with a modest head. Nose and taste showed lots of coffee and moderate chocolate. Not as much lactic or chalky notes as expected from the style, and not quite as dry as expected, either. Especially with the low ABV, this was a surprise winner.
slowrunner77 (9223) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
didn’t get a chance to do nitro and co2, just nitro - and on nitro it was too thin and didn’t have enough character. Watery. The coffee and dry chocolate notes were pleasant, just a bit on the weak side. Their most pedestrian beer.
b3shine (7751) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the brewpub. This batch is 4.4% abv. Looks good for the style; a translucent dark cola with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Tastes like it smells, but bitter, and more coffee-forward. A bit metallic on the tongue as well. Mouthfeel is medium light-bodied and finishes fairly dry. A solid example of the style, but it smells better than it tastes.
kevinsenn (1875) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Wicked Weed. Great dry roasty aroma. Super dry roasty taste, with an underlying creaminess. Great Irish Stout.
drsordr (2095) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the brew pub on St Patricks Day, how fitting for a stout. Draft pour an opaque black. Nose of coffee and roast. Som ehop bitterness up front with soem dark chocolate. Nice long bitter finish.