FatPhil (16635) - 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 (2107) - 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 (4719) - 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.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2007
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
Very smooth stout with a bitter roasted coffee flavor. Creamy bitter finish with a long roasty aftertaste. Pours very dark brown with a soft beige head. Good smooth stout with a bit more body then the common Irish stouts. puboflyons (3463) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2007
330 ml bottle. Expiration date: 31 Mar 08. Pours nearly black with just a tint of red. Foamy, tan head that lasted several minutes. Definitely a light roasted aroma. Mouth feel is not as creamy as some stouts but flavor lives up to its description - a roast bite. Yet it was also a little thinner than most stouts so it went down quickly. Overall, I liked this one. and would buy it again. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2007
bottle. pretty good stout. light in the bottle: almost porter like. Roasty black & easy drinking. looking forward to this on draft BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2007
330ml Bottle AcctError2896 (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Dark Born in color with a deep tan head. This was an older bottle and the beer actuall heald up well. Good flavors with a dark richnesss int he malt the finish was quite dry this was a great Irish stout.
This is a really great example of the style and one of my favorites. Try and find this roasty, dark example of a great Irish tradition.