Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2017 madmitch76 (26419) - , Essex, - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25th June 2010
Opaque black stout. Thick tan head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Fresh minerally dark malt. Roasted but not hard roasted. A touch of espresso and distinct unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes soft and minerally. Decent.
From Jul 2008
This pours from 750ml swing top bottle a pitch black with a 2 finger head of billowy tan foam. Certainly a looker in my glass.
The smell has notes of roasted malt foremost with lesser notes of coffee and maybe some chocolate.
The taste starts off with a big burst of roasted malt that I look for in an Irish Dry Stout. Yes indeed, it's very roasty and very dry. I also can taste some coffee, toffee, slight dark chocolate, an underlying sweetness that I guess comes from some caramel, and it has a very dry finish. That certainly makes me want to take more sips and the abv is low enough that I have no problem doing so.
It's medium to just a tad under full bodied and the carbonation is fairly low, which I like in examples of the style. Btw, head retention and lacing are top notch!
Cool. I just found another tasty Irish Dry Stout that is a pleasure to drink and it makes me wish I had bought more than 1 bottle. Hopefully, on my next trip to Colorado, it will still be available. You just never know because beers come and beers go...
MarkoNm (3012) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2015
Rating this one for some time back. Poured a deep black color, topped iwth a fine tan colored head, nice retention. Aroma was quite roasty, nice chocolate and some coffee notes as well present. Taste had a slight sweet start, roasted body with coffee, mild bitterness in finish. Was a pretty nice one. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Marketed in the pub as a seasonal double stout. Pours black as a typical Irish Stout with a think nitrogen charged head. Aroma of chocolate and espresso. Flavor was full bodied, complex roasted malts, and very well balanced. Delicious! TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Pours pitch black.
Dry, full bodied, highbitterness, balanced CO2.
Heavily roasted taste, cocoa, coffee beans, hops, quite spicy. Good one. (2009-05-28) reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
750ml bottle pours almost black in color with some lovely red highlights when held to a light source. Aromas of light roasted malts with chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is light roasted malty bitterness with a chocolatey malt sweetness with some citrusy and earthy hop bitterness leading to a dry finish. Light to medium body with decent carbonation and a pleasantly smooth mouthfeel. A very nicely done stout that I thoroughly enjoyed. Chudwick (3426) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2012
750ml bottle - pours pitch black with nice tan head and instant lacing. Nose is roasted malts, coffee and peppermint (reminds me of a mint candy from Vichy, France), Flavor is much like the nose. taste is mainly sweet but ends on a bitter note. Flat, smooth and a dry finish. tasty for nothing to write home about. Leixlip (16) - IRELAND - MAY 1, 2011
Now this is a stout done right. Got a 750ml bottle. Roasted, coffee aroma, with dark chocolate earthy hop .. Solid brown-black color with a slight creamy head. Tons of flavor and body .
Can’t wait to get my hands on this again if they produce it again . BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Nice thick strout. Thick head. Smells of malt, chiciklayte and hios. Not great, but bvetter then guinness MrGGen (335) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2010
Versa nero come la pece con schiuma alta tre dita spumosa e color caffè,persistenza eccellente.Aroma ricco di malto tostato con note di cioccolato, caffè,nocciola, caramello e luppolo.
Gusto con di caffè tostato, caramella mou,nocciola, caramello e luppolo,corpo medio.Finale dolce e secco di luppolo.Ottima.