BigBeer45 (1523) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2007
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 (6338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
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 (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: O’hara’s Celtic StoutOStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2007
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.
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
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
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 Fweezle (1) - Nevada, USA - AUG 10, 2007 does not count
Truly a great Irish Stout. Pours from the bottle dark brown/black that barely lets any light though, with a creamy head to top it all off. Aroma is deep and strong with hints of toasted chocolate and smoky earth. Goes down smooth with a touch of roasted coffee and a slight bitterness. Not quite the weak flavor of Guinness but less of a bite than Beamish. If only it wasn’t $10.00 a sixpack. JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 4, 2007
Pours black with some mahogany brown to it. Head is oatmeal colored, thick, long lasting and lace leaving. Aroma is chocolate and anise, smoky, different for a stout. Taste is also smoky, with smoked ham, chocolate, toffee, peat, wet mud, with some scotch in the aftertaste. Pretty good stout. Not my favorite, but enjoyable enough to knock back 4 or 5 pints at the bar. BrendanC (33) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Pretty pricey for a slightly above average beer. Slight sweetness, but really nothing that stood out for me. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Tap. Pours a typical stout - jet black with a creamy head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste weaker than a Guinness or a Murphy’s. Overall, just OK.