Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro tap at Widmer - Roasty and smoke aroma, creamy head. Tasted quite good. Nice lower alcohol alternative.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro at Widmer... Poured almost black with amber highlights and thick, light brown head. Malty aroma. Nice roasted coffee notes with dark chocolates and creamy texture. Not hoppy or bitter at all with a strong malted grain character through to the finish.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at widmer. decent purple-brown colour with a nice beige head. chocolate and coffee aroma, a little thin but with some pleasant cream and after dinner mint sweetness and reasonable dryness. pretty drinkable anyway
3fourths (8603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy tan nitro head. Roasted coffee cream in the nose, with a creamy texture and a good dry palate. Mild roasted coffee and milk chocolate.
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(RBSG04) (nitro) Beige creamy head atop red-black body. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, roasty, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, chococoffee. Thin and creamy palate.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the widmer brewery. Pours a dark red/brown, almost black with a tan head that stays forever leaving thick lacing on the glass. Roasty coffee aroma with a faint hop profile behind it. Taste is incredibly smooth and creamy, still on the thin side, as widmer’s stouts tend to be.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Widmer. I guess you could say that this is a textbook Irish stout, but one which doesn’t go over the top. Dry roasty mocha and chocolate, creamy and dry, coffee. A little bit thin though, still OK.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
O’Casey’s Irish Stout on Tap at the Gasthaus
Dark ruby black with tan head & some sticky lacing. The aroma is very dry & lightly roasted. Mouthfeel is creamy & sweet (bland) - nitro. The flavor has a snatch of roast but is creamy & mild.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bartender called this O'Caseys Irish Stout, and it is not actually a Widmer recipe, but is part of the Collaborator series of recipies from the Oregon Brewers Guild, a homebrew association. They hold regular contests, and the winners have batches of their brew made on Widmers premises, and put on a few local taps, including the Horsebrass Pub, and New Old Lompoc. Anyway, this was on nitro, so had a creamy long lasting head atop a black body, with a nice dry stout bitterness, a tad sweeter than Guinness. Actually quite good.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good thick head that provided nice lacing all the way down. Very full bodied for a dry stout, hearty. However, the taste was somewhat lacking. Overall a good beer, much better than Guinness.