Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2017 jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nitro Tap, Old Towne, Ballard. No need to compare this to Guiness. Get over it! Guiness is a macro beer. And a light beer at that. It’s not some sort of hand crafted jewel. Thats where this stout comes in. It is a hand crafted jewel. This stout stands on its own merits. If this were available on a regular basis at the pubs I frequent I would order it at least 50% of the time. Quit the "Guiness Light" statements and get down to brass tacks. This is a great stout.
Poured into a pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown almost black color with an off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Sly stringy lace.
The aroma had some sweet to roasty graininess up front. Then some dark chocolate and a touch of coffee bean.
The flavor took all of the prior mentioned aromas to blend and then add in a touch of earth and peat. Sly woody to peat to roasty aftertaste. Quick dry crisp earthy/peat/roasty sort of finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great smooth feel rolling all about over my tongue. Good carbonation. For the ABV, though low, it feels like right the brewer says it’s at.
Overall, nicely done Irish dry stout, somewhat crushable. Capa (3435) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Dark. Dry cocoa, roasted, burnt malt. Chalky medium body with a dry finish. Very nice. PorterPounder (8283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Bellingham, Wa - on tap at Boundary Bay. Nice dark black pour with a thin khaki colored head. Grainy aroma with a hint of unsweetened dark chocolate. Flavor is bold and rich and has some nice baker’s chocolate accents, some fresh potting soil and a touch of coffee. Mouthfeel leans to the thin side. Rating #41 of my 2016 vacation. Hanuta06 (486) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2015
Serving: from nitro tap at Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro.
Aroma: light malt aroma.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, light-brown initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-brown body.
Taste: lightly soapy initial flavor and lightly roasty finish with short duration.
Palate: medium-to-full body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: I wouldn’t drink this again. mcberko (18949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
On tap at Boundary Bay, pours an amber-tinged deep dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of lightly bitter dry roast, oats and a touch of bitter dry cocoa. Flavour is quite dry and very bitter, with bitter roast and metallic notes dominating. Thin body with a weak flavour profile. Not too inspiring.
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at the brewpubTomTiedemann (249) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Black color, with beige creamy head. Light aroma of cardboard, paper and roasted malt. Dry mouthfeel, smooth, but maybe because of some diacetyl there is also a light milky feeling, so it lands between Dry Stout and Milk Stout; ordinary bitterness.
on tap at the infamous boundary bay and bistro in bellingham. dark rich color with off white head. full of chocolate aroma and coffee. taste was simple with chocolate coffee taste and small layers of hoppy after taste after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
Draft at the Old Town in Ballard. On nitro, alas...but this beer is big enough to fight through that. Pours jet black and a wee bit chalky looking under a dense and creamy tan brick of nitromousse. Nice roasty nose with mild chocolate notes coming through. Creamy medium body, I mean really creamy silky smooth, with virtually no carb showing. Roasty chocolately mid palate, very rich and approachable and pleasant. Mild roasty finish. Very agreeable. Love to try this on CO2 some time. manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
Sample at Boundary Bay brewpub. Poured a dark but slightly permeable black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, some roast and slight chocolate. Taste was warming, layered and very decent. Malt is toasty with good residual hop bite. Excellent offering. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2010
Nitro tap at the brewery. Black pour with a pillowy light beige nitro head. Mild aroma of coffee. This is a smooth, creamy, low sweetness stout that finishes very dry, as the name suggests. This tastes of pleasantly coffee and chocolate toastiness with a touch of smoke and char. Slightly acidic.