Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
This poured a black color with a large white head. The aroma is coffee and charcoal. The flavor is rather bitter with some chocolate showing up. Overall a nice session stout! MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Draft at brewery: pours black with full beige head. Full roasty aroma. Flavor is full: roasted malt and light chocolate. Slightly sour finish. Good. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pours a dark opaque black with a thick, dense, tan nitro head. Aroma is mild, and semi-roasty with some dry maltiness. Starts lightly sweet with some cooked vegetable flavors turning more dry toward a roasty dark chocolate finish. Done pretty well to style, I guess I’m just not that big a fan of dry stouts. Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 31, 2005
Fairly dry taste, with a hint of coffee at the end. Compared to other Irish stouts, I’d say this has a little more flavor, and I would probably consider ordering it again. notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
From tap, served with beer mix gas and stout faucet. Little head evident besides a light coating of head in my glass. Decent aroma of hops and hints of coffee and chocolate. Good roasted flavor, a good dry stout.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Uniform, creamy light tan head from nitro and a black body with reddish-brown highlights. Dark-chocolate aroma with medium roast and cigar notes. Mostly dry with some light acidity and moderate bitterness. Roast cuts through and builds to a degree. Decent dry stout overall.
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2005
clear black in center, faint mahogany edges. thick creamy dark tan head that lasts pretty long. faint roasted malt aroma. very creamy mouthfeel. raosted malt flavor, a little dry then slightly watery. bitter finish and aftertaste. nice micro-lacing. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2005
This was decent enough. nice black color with tannish white head. roasted malts and hopped flavor with a very dry finish. hints of chocolate and coffee, but not too much. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2005
Draft, half pint. Black hue with ruby edges and a creamy, tan, nitro head. Pretty dismal nitro non-aroma consists of roasty, coccoa, nutty. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Decent smoke/roast notes in the flavor. Touch of dark fruits in the finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively (but tight) carbonation. The bottom line is: perhaps a slightly better than average nitro dry stout. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2006
Pint off nitro at brewery - Aroma of roasted chocolate malts and coffee soaking in rusty water. Pours black with a lasting creamy brown head and great lacing typical of a nitro. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy but way too thin. Another tasty brew that nitro killed. When I mentioned this to the bartender, he said they were "Messin with the nitro to get the right taste." So they were aware of the issue.