IrishBoy (4255) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
50cl bottle from my Irish buddy; Garthicus! Nose of chocolate, roasted coffee, and an oatmeal cereal note; black with brown edges and a big, glass-lacing beige head; flavor is coffee, chocolate, a little white pepperiness, and a smidgeon of hop bitterness; finish is coffee and a bit of bitterness. cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2008
Pitch black with nice cafe au lait head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Some pepper developes in mouth. Flavour is sweet with bitter dry long finish SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Bottle, #399 Dark pour with decent head. Aroma of roasted malt, flavor follows. Dry. Decent stout. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Pours black with large tan head. Aromas of grassy hops, and chocolate malt with some coffee as well. Not overly roasty, but interesting. Flavor is quite roasty with a dash of hop bittering. Flavors are not pronounced or robust, but meld together nicely. Palate is quite thin, almost watery- disappointing. Would make a good session stout. Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Dark brown colour, almost black with a brown head. The aroma is roasted malt. The flavour is roasted malt with hints of hops, smoke and coffee. Medium-bodied beer with dry and bitter aftertaste. Not my favourite stout but still quite nice.
CH-303 (2407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Appearance: Very dark brown. Shortlived, tan head.
Aroma: Roasted and hint of coffee and metal.
Taste: Quite bitter and smokey. Dark malt. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
Info: 500ml bottle, 25/7-2008, 23/300M KawaBomber (228) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2008
11.2oz Bottle: Pours dark brown, just about black, w/ a nice two finger brown head that leaves some nice lacing behind. Aroma is of deep roasted malts, a little smoky & some coffee. Flavor is of heavy roasted malts. Just a hint of metal & very dry. Nice coffee flavor left behind. Nice beer, would pick this one up again. tarc (46) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle date 31.12.08 11.2 oz
Aroma was that of roasted stout, not too strong. Pour was beautifully dark but not thick with minimal settling or residue. Medium tan head that settled nicely. Flavor was of malt and roast very slightly sweet and it finished smoother than many Irish stouts.
I’m surprised to be the first to rate this fine beer. I found it very drinkable and look forward to having it again. BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2008
I got this from my dad, thanks! Very smooth and malty, a very good quality stout, much better than it’s common counterpart, Guinness. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle, pours a very dark (nearly black) brown, with a bubbly brown head. A strong roasted aroma, smoky malt with a touch of coffee. A good smooth palate, the malt again carries some smokiness with a touch of roasted coffee. The finish is a touch disappointing, becoming more thin than dry, along with a touch of metallicness. But there is a lingering hop bitterness left in the mouth that leaves me wanting more. A pretty nice stout.