on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This Irish style dry stout is brewed with dark, roasted malts and fresh hops. Dark in color with bittersweet tones, this ale is smoother than its dark color suggests.

1999 California State Fair SILVER
1998 California State Fair - BRONZE

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
On tap @ Encinitas Ale House. Black pour with a dense tan head. Typical aromas of the style. Roasted malt, a bit of cocoa powder and ash, some earthy hops. Perhaps a hint of smoke. Certainly coffee. Flavor is bitter coffee, earthy hops, and roasted malt. Light cocoa powder and smoke. Dry finish, somewhat thin on the palate. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14871) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Nitro draft at the brew pub as Nitro Black Bart. Didnt seem all that imperial. Black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rather mocha. Flavors are coffee and chocolate; dark roast/toast malt; something of hop bitter. Finish is very smooth. Went quite well with prime rib.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2009
On nitro at Rattle n Hum. Whipped up black coffee and cream appearance.Lots of lace. No overt fragerance. Creamy mouthfeel as expected, and notes of chocolate. Decent stout, not too dry but not too complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9960) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Dark brown with a thick tan head and a toasty aroma. Thete is a tasty roasted malt flavor with a bit of chocolate and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Dark black beer with a thick creamy nitro head. Really lovely looking pint. Aroma is deep and cocoaish. Dark roasted coffee and a light sweetness through the middle of the palate. Lightly earthy bitterness but with a nice cocoa/coffee complexity. Sweet with a soft milk chocolate character. Long roasty finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Nice malty, roasty, chocolate aroma. Chocolate and sweet malt flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Chocolate and sweet malt lingers with a bit of light lactose sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (8046) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On draft at Rattle N Hum in NYC. Pours a pitch black with small brown head. The aroma is slight roast. The mouthfeel is slightly watery. The Flavor is roasted coffee beans with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
An imperial stout? What the...!?! Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Faint chocolate aroma. Watery palate. Chocolate taste but a fairly one dimensional beer. Not as bitter as expected for a dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Draft at BT. Pours a black body with a tan head. Light coffee body with a roasty dry coffee nutty aroma. Hint soc chocolate. Dry and thin bodied with some light fruit. not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a nice deep dark brown almost pitch black with a nice nitro lasting head and good lace. Aroma is nutty toasty, good full chocolate and a nice light fruitiness. Flavor is toasty, good roast- light coffee, and good dark chocolate with almost a nutty chocolate fruitiness- light dry acrid slightly acidic finish. Nice dry stout.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5