GregMooreNH (395) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Pours oily black, with thick, dark, dense head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate and slight molasses, warming to coffee and roast. Finish is very smooth. A darned good stout. thomashall (1602) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2018
From notes, rated at Great American Beer Festival. Will add more notes if I get to rate this again. Okay stout. mcox90 (2170) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2017
4 oz. taster at the source. Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Cocoa powder and coffee with cream on the aroma. Bit of oatmeal cookie in the flavor giving it a hint of sweetness. Not much though. Medium bodied and dry. Dogbrick (14390) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2017
Sample at the taproom. Brown-black color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates quickly to a dense film. Small patches of lace. Roast malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Light-bodied with flavors of roast malt, coffee and milk chocolate. The finish is dry with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall. BVery (11496) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Tap at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Dark pour. Didn't take detailed notes during this festival, numerical rating only.
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was dark brown close to black color. Light film of a little white foamy head sat atop and fell off at a moderate pace. Sly lace.
The aroma had some rugged roasty coffee beans, burnt toast, crisp wafer/cracker sweet tones, light milk chocolate and ended with some sweet oats.
The flavor leaned into the roast fairly hard and didn’t allow too much sweetness to come out. Fairly nice aftertaste of the coffee as it didn’t seem too rugged here. Finished with some of that ruggedness of the coffee and burnt toast.
The feel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Low carbonation felt good, though. Perhaps it was how the coffee came across. Not that smooth at all but wasn’t acidic.
Overall, wonder how fresh this bottle is because I wouldn’t mind letting another age as the coffee seemed a bit too roasty. tfontana (1227) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 22, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Appearance is opaque black with decent sparkle at the side of the glass, finger-width foamy light brown head with decent retention and trace lacing. Aroma is rich roasted malts, light dark fruit and chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Taste is strong initial roasted malts--bordering on ash--followed by light chocolate, vanilla, caramel and dark fruit. Palate is light bodied with smooth but somewhat foamy texture overpowered by fizzy carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, some nice features but the palate, especially the overly-carbonated aspect of this, detracts from them. thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
On draft at the brewery. A really, really traditional take on a Dry Irish Stout. It’s just about a perfect example of the style -- medium-light mouthfeel, chocolate and faint coffee flavor, and a slightly astringent, dry finish. There’s nothing really that stands-out in the beer, but it’s a good quaffable pint if you’re looking for a Guinness alternative. hayduke (5750) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Sampled at GABF. In the tasting glass dark brown near black with tan foam. Nose of roasted mats. Medium plus body. Favor is chocolate and coffee. Finishes coffee bitter .Good. BroSpud (2307) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
22oz bottle purchased from Top Shelf in Hampton. Poured dark black with an overly huge tan head.Carbonation bomb. Another mishandled bottle? Got a few duds from Top Shelf this visit, not sure what’s going on. This one mostly ended up down the drain.