pineypower (3350) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2011
On tap at Southernmost Hotel in Key West. Pours out black with a fading tan head. Aroma is of roast, cigar ash and chocolate. Taste is full bodied for a lower ABV beer, nice smooth mouthfeel. Flavors is lots of roast, some chocolate, light coffee, and a dry, slightly hoppy finish. Solid. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
Cigar city patio. 32oz growler supplied by Adam... Pours a medium
stouty black pour, medium in consistency with a thin to medium soapy
light beige head... Aroma of cocoa and cbocoalte with a dry
roastiness. Fairly standard...Solid roasted malt and cocoa
characteristics while ending on a slightly bitter roasted note with a
touch if dryness. Medium sweetness overall. Light to medium bodied
with more towards the former. Solid for the style and drinkable
7/4/8/4/15 TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
32 oz growler from markwise. Thanks, Mark! My 50th CCB Rating.. Not bad for not being in the state since I was 9 or 10 years old. Looking to try this for a long while. Pours an opaque blackish pour, some brownish edges, dark with a cakey tannish head. Laces small as it dies to a solid frothy ring. Aromas are a good roasty base, touches of chocolate, sweet, some old cold coffee with cream. Touches of smoke and earth. Initial is lighter bodied preaching some good roast, peanuts and earthy bitterness. Touches of coffee, chocolate on the bitter side, light and some creamy sweetness moving in. Surprisingly bitter and good lingering earthy roast, peanuts, sweeter coffee. Finish leaves a touch of Baskin Robbins like vanilla, and then earthy roast and toast, cocoa. Pretty good for a smaller Irish stout that held up on it’s journey well. Good carbonation, palate enveloping roast. Solid and roasty with just that proper amount of sweetness to keep it grounded. A pretty nice Dry Stout, if I don’t say so. Proven over and my surprise of the day. Growler kept it surprisingly in good shape. Quality Irish Dry Stout I’d love to have again. A stronger roast, but some mellow sweetness into the finish really brought it home for me. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Poured from a hand-filled flip top bottle from a nice trader in FL. Pours almost black with a nice amount of head (clearly that was a well filled flip top...no loss of carb). Nice is toasted malts and some coffee. Taste was a slightly bitter roasted flavor. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the CCB, 5oz tasting glass... Pours a dark black, really looks good. A medium tan head rises, nice ring, lacing could be better... The aroma has tons of roast and dark chocolate not bad, but a surprising and unpleasant amount of alcohol... The taste is why to dry and bitter, not a enjoyable taste or mouthfeel. It does show off some really nice chocolate notes, but I’d rather not be drinking a liquid version of newly crushed coffee beans, same texture too.
This isn’t bad, not something I would come back to though.
murphym45 (779) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Tap at RNH. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, a bit of smoke. Dry and roasty, bitter chocolate, a bit of caramel, finishes smoky. A very solid dry stout. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 10/21/11: Draught at TND: Aroma of roast, malt, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of anise. Poured black/ruby in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of coffee, malt, roasting, light chocolate, light lactose, and a hint of cream. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, chocolate, coffee finish is slightly bitter. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
3/26/11: Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of chocolate, malt, cream, lactose, and roasting. Poured pitch black in color with a huge, foamy, loose, brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes like it smells, of chocolate, malt, cream, lactose, and roasting. Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, cream, and roast finish. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6 50belair (3697) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
On tap at the Coffee District. Dry and hoppy. I’m such a huge fan of the CCB, but this is not my favorite style... PorterPounder (8357) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Tampa, Fl - on tap at the brewery tasting room. Dark black pour, thickish mocha colored pour, decently thick lacing. Day old coffee notes in the aroma with some fresh lake water. Flavor has the same coffee essence, hints of smoke, touch of licorice. Good example of the dry stout style. Decently thick mouthfeel - some velvety smoothess - just the right amount of carbonation. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, lighter roastiness, and some earth. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, and some caramel.