Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2008
clear and very dark coloured; little but stable beige foam which leaves a nice lacing; roasted aroma of coffee, notes of ashes and wheat; light to medium-bodied, astringent, dry and bitter, roasted finish with more imposing notes of ashes Blom (848) - Sorø, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Black with a low greyish head. Roasted flavour with some berries in it too. The flavours are sweet dry and roasted with a fine lingering bitterness. Daithi8640862 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2008
I have only had this once on tap once but in a bottle quite a few times..The tap variety is nitrogenated for a smooth mouthfeel whereas the bottle variant is not. lots of roastiness on the palate making it similar to guinness extra stout but is more complex.. a good irish stout. cazort (567) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
(Bottle) This is so far the best Irish stout I’ve tasted that is from Ireland and imported to America. Not sweet at all, yet very flavorful. Flavor is complex, subtle, and very balanced. There is a fair amount of roast, but not too much. Some bitterness, but not overpowering. Very enjoyable. prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Might have to re-rate after my sickness is gone. Smells wonderful -- taste and palate is closer to Guinness Extra Stout than drought. Nice and dry and smoky with lots of roasty hops flavor -- but not too much to overwhelm the cocoa and coffee.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
(IRISH) Nice Dark Brown color with a Med-Tan Head. It has a Smoky/Roasted Aroma and a smooth Smoky/Chocolate taste. The Palate was pleasant, I reommened this Brew!!!! Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Strong roasted aroma, with a bit of tartness to it. Pours an very, very dark red, almost appearing black. Thin head that quickly fades. Roasted flavors are the most predominant in the beer, with just a touch of tartness. A wonderful replacement for Guinness. lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
This beer pours with about a 1/2" of light brown foam that becomes about a 1/4" in a few minutes. I can pick up some hop characteristic in the aroma along with the chocolate roasty aromas common with stout. I think the label lies about body of this beer as noted in many of the other reviews. This may be the lightest body stout I’ve ever had. The flavor is smooth, roasty, with some coffee flavors. The carbonation seems about right on this one. The aftertaste is of roasted barley. This stout is alright....not enough body or chocolate notes for me. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Poured watery black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Good smell. Some flavor of chocolate but very thin and watery. Extremely easy to drink. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
11.2oz bottle. Dark brown with 2 inch slowly fading light brown head and solid lacing. Roasted malt and mild smoky & caramel aroma. Smoky & roasted malt taste, mild bitter finish, a little weak. A notch above Guiness but I’m not sure about those awards on the label.