SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Growler from the taproom: Poured a deep oil black with tan head. Aroma was thick head on baker chocolate/cocoa. Taste is dry bakers chocolate some roasted characters. Finish is very dry on the palate and hit all the right notes for me. 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 ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Appearance: Pours a seemingly black body with a medium-sized, frothed, airy beige head.
Smell: Roasty, earthen aroma of heavily-kilned malt smelling of bakers chocolate, burnt wood chips, and stale gas station coffee.
Taste: An expected follow-through of the aroma - roasted malts paired with tones of unsweetened chocolate, dark roast coffee, and lightly smoky charred wood bark. Faint roasted grain astringency midway couples with the ample hop bitterness present. Dry dark maltiness through to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation giving a bit of tingle to the proceedings.
Drinkability: It’s a nice, easy drinking stout, it has good flavor and the purportedly low alcohol is definitely appreciated. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
From draft labeled as Hillsborough River Dry Stout. The aroma is slightly roasted, with coffee, hops, fruit and chocolate. The appearance is black with a tan colored head. The taste has chocolate and caramel malt with some coffee and a tad bit of paper and bitter hops. The palate is average for the style but not overly thick. Overall I enjoy this one but not my favorite. tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2012
CCB Tap Room. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted licorice malty fruity and coffee. Flavor as aroma, acidy, great bitterness. Good balance. Finshes dry roasted bitter.
BelgianBeerGal (4244) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Nitro draft at Proof. Classic dry stout look with a nice brown head of tight bubbles. Nice aroma of roasted malt and coffee escapes the dense head. Classic flavor of dark malt, espresso and bitter chocolate. Good and true to form. Jow (4164) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Nitro at The Jeffrey. Deep brown pour small head. Nose is roasted malt and Cocoa. Tastes of choclaye, roasted malt, some coffee, earthy bitters. Decent but not a lot going on. Dry finish. Easy drinking. alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Black color with a cream-colored creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark fruit. Flavor has some hops up front with roasted malt and dark fruit. Quite dry. Nice beer. jrob21 (3874) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Gallon growler courtesy of Atlaggie. Crap that’s a lot of beer. Please keep your growler’s to the 1/2 gallon size or smaller next time. Deliciously well made classic dry stout. The finish is crisp and clean. Aroma of melty chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt and cocoa texture. Pretty ridiculous and true to style. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Growler generously gifted by Chaney. Thanks Brandon!
The beer is dark brown, nearing black. The head is thick and beige and leaves some random lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers dark fruit, smoke, and roast. The flavor is quite nice. Eight ounces down, this is likely the best Irish stout I have yet had. Light bodied and easy drinking, with spot on carbonation. I would definitely drink this again.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 08-01-2011