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. downender (8660) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol 17/07/07. Black coloured with a decent tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate with some roasted notes. Very smooth to drink with more chocolate and coffee flavours and a long, dry finish. Very good.
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2008 Keg (Gallows Bird, Espoo)JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Blacl, creamy head. Creamy roasted barley aroma. Full and smooth in the mouth. Rich roast taste, smooth and full. Burnt finish. Really tasty stout, even better than how I remember it.
Rerate of (5-5-7-4-13=3.4)
Classic Irish dry stout. Thick dark black, and with a healthy tight head. Aroma pleasantly bitter and malty, but nothing exceptional. Taste is wonderfully dry, clearly discernable burnt barley, with a crisp bite. At 4.3%, can be drunk all night long.
Draft - Dark pour with a light-med tan head. Aroma is dry, roasty, with a bit of chocolate. Flavor is dry, roasty, and kind of boring. As far as widely available dry stouts go, I’ll take a Beamish or a Guinness mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark,dark brown w/red highlights. Small light tan head with a small amount of lace. This is a dry stout and boy is it ever. Mouthfeel is dry and thin. Flavor was bittersweet. It had a crisp clean finish. A nice easy drinking brew. robinvboyer (4671) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
bottle from the LCBO, now i wasnt expecting much, but man this was NICE. really nice rosty chocolate, coffee nose with a slight ting of sour. flavour is the same with some coffee thrown in there. wow, this is so smooth, and drinkable, i love it! onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 Bottle-A big improvement over draught. Good pronounced roasted flavours. A little more bitter than other Irish stouts. Quite full bodied. More like a stout should be.
7/6/07- Nitro-keg- Nice creamy mouthfeel, mild roasted flavours, not as bitter as "the big three". I guess all the more favourable reviews refer to the bottle because I don’t detect any of the subtlities being discussed. Nitrogen, who needs it? Ar4, Ap4, F5, P3, OA, 2.8