albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brew with deep copper highlights, dark tan head. crispy toast and roasted coffee-ish aroma with pleasant malt undertone. flavor is roasty with a nice crisp finish. nice beer
clueo (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout which is very smooth and easy to drink. A nice creamy head and a smooth aftertaste. The beer has a classic stout appearance and settles like its counterparts. Overall, a nice stout.
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black body with small-medium head. Aroma of coffee, some minor floral hops, too. Flavor very full, dry, with lot of coffee, very bitter brew. Long finish with bitter coffee again on tongue top. Quite interesting and full bodied stout which you drink slowly, but not so good for my taste.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Sampled in 2005.]
A good stout, but only coffechocs without chocs. Roasty, dry, burned and bitter afterfinish!
BigBeer45 (1470) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very black with medium to dark tan bubbles, dark malt and coffee aroma with some smokiness,
faint vanilla and real faint sweet in the nose, taste is dark malt with some bitter coffee,
some graininess on the palate, like the other dry stouts I had,
some hops on the palate,
roasted malt flavor followed along to the end with some coffee ground bitterness,
as I have noted before, dry stouts do not excite me too much.
mansquito (5889) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty dark, but not all the way black... little reddish tint in it. The head is a little on the tan side. Smoky and roasty aroma, with some chocolate. Smoky and roasted coffee flavors with a little bitterness on the side.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: O’hara’s Celtic Stout
Source: Whole Foods Market
black with ruby highlights, big foamy tan head, dry rich roasted malt aroma and flavor, touch of chocolate, low bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Filtered Bottle. Good aroma of roasted grain , slight astringent note, and some hop resin. A hint of malt sweetness on the pallet before a big dry chocolate character, fading to lots of roast barley astringency and hop bitterness. Very good dry stout , leaves the most famous one for dust.
extremeicon (113) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy a family friend visiting from Northern Ireland. Pitch black with an active but quickly fading tan head. Not much at all in the aroma - a bit of coffee but I really have to strain to even make that out. Taste of coffee but very bitter and a bit soapy. Palate a bit thin. I’m hoping that it just didn’t fare well on its journey across the pond.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottledark chocolate colored with a brown rocky head....coffee and roasted malt aroma...nice dark roated malt flavor...some hhints of coffee and chocolate...thin bubbly mouthfeel with a nice finish...enjoyable