kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
On tap, at brewery, RBWG 2010. Pours a flat black body with a small creamy light brown head. The nose is dry and roasty with some lighter coffee notes. Flavor is much the same, maybe a touch thin, but still a nicely roasty Dry Stout with some light coffee and minimal bitterness. Lighter bodied with the standard nitro mouthfeel. Not a standout, especially for the day, but it was decent. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Growler; thanks Ibrew3or3!! Pours dense black with thin light tan head when swirled; yummy, almost lager sweetness on the nose reminding me of a schwarzbier at first; ashy chocolate with light dried fruits, vanilla cookies and nice dry finish; soft chocolate, smooth and easy drinking; pretty nice stuff overall kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Had this on tap in Cigar City’s newly constructed bar area. Tried on recommendation from some locals that were sitting next to me.
Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a nice dark brown with a slight tan, tight head.
Smells of coffe and dark roasted malts.
The taste is great! It’s tough to describe but "tight" come to mind, probably the dryness of it. Also get notes of coffee with a slight smooth hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is light to medium.
Chalkboard said this was 5.2% abv which was perfect. Love this beer.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Tap at RBWG on a couple different occasions. This is a very mediocre Irish Stout. Overloaded with carbonic acid and astringency and a harsh minerality, and completely lacking in the light, airy drinkability and subtle vanilla and roast notes posited by the style. I really don’t know what happened here. I could hardly finish my pint, and this is coming from an Irish Stout lover who was incredibly psyched to see this was on tap. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
(Growler) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, black licorice, coffee, chocolate, and peat. Flavor of rich chocolate, raisins, dates, coffee, and subtle vinous with a dry, bittersweet finish.
brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: An almost black pour with a small tan head.
S: Not an overly complex nose on this. Certainly quite roasty and heavy on the coffee with maybe a hint of earth to it.
T: A very intense roast, almost charred, flavor with plenty of coffee and a mild acidity. A pleasant bitterness and just a hint of chocolate.
M: Medium in body with a full and tingly carbonation. A nice dry finish to it, which is one of my favorite aspects of the style.
D: A nice easy drinking stout and one of the better offerings from Cigar City I’ve had to this point. drfabulous (7816) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER. Flip top pops and BAM. Carbonation. Awesome. Peat. Chocolate. Cocoa. This may be the best dry stout I’ve had. Totally balanced. Hops leave a nice finish. SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
opaque black, lasting dense tan head, smooth medium body, medium-high co2.juiceisloose (1484) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
aroma and flavor are dry, charcoal, roast, and slightly ashy. just enough bittering hops to keep it in balance, without giving any notable hop character. it has a wonderful smooth texture, giving it the feel of porter or even some RIS.
Draft at the brewery. This one pours a deep black color with some mahogany at the edges and topped by a small, foamy khaki colored head that leaves nice spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is nice and roasty with bitter chocolate, roasted barley, and dark roasted coffee. There is also some earthy hops on the back end as well. The flavor follows and shows more of the bitter, dark cocoa malts, roasted barley, and darkly roasted coffee. There is some milk chocolate sweetness to balance all the dry, roasty flavors. Some earthy hops add some nice bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a roasty and dry finish. This is a really nice session stout with good flavor. micbk (22) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
On draft. Light aroma, earthy, peaty. Pours a dark, opaque black, not much head. Taste has a surprising sweetness in the beginning, but the finish is earthy, peaty and dry. Light palate for a stout. A great brew for the style.