degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Draft. Pours a medium brown-black with a shallow, light tan, fine-grained head. Nose is smoke, spice, coffee, and a little ash. Decent enough on the palate, but there’s just not a lot there; some coffee, some black tea, some roasty notes, and some wood. It’s good enough, but it doesn’t have anything that stands out. This was the nitro version. Finish is mild and ephemeral. Enh. williamstome (1989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Black pour, small tan head. Roasty, dark chocolate aroma. Roasty, bitter flavor. Not a lot there. lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours black beige head. Smell is roasty light coffee. Taste is dry and thin roasty. Taste is fine but a bit thin and watery. Decent llcooldave (1224) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Slight roasty malt aroma. Black in the glass with a cola colored head. A bit more roasty and chocolaty than Guinness. Overall, not too bad... thanks Kevin! ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Yep, black... As a nightlight. Hmm, okay. Anyway, it has a pretty billowy medium Brown head, smells very English. Aroma of heavy roasted malts and a touch of coffee - all tucked in by a smooth, malty body. The mouth feel isn’t thin nor thick and makes this much more drinkable than if it were the latter. Where this is heavy is in its rich flavor and following finish, although the roasted richness doesn’t stick around for the party, the coffee sure does. It’s creamy, slightly sweet and not completely dry. Hints of cocoa come through in the finish as well. Better than I expected, drinkable, and unoffensive. A good Irish dry stout that’s somewhat well balanced and easy on the palate.
Wordsworth (166) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours dark dark brown. A roasted malty flavor with dry hints of cocoa and a smooth finish. Very approachable and not heavy. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Impressive dry stout. Nice roasty chocolatey flavor with hints of soy sauce. Nice dry finish. onceblind (10588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
GABF 2011. Listed as "Moonlight Irish Stout". Black with a small frothy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted chocolate grains, and a nose of typical dry dark stout. Flavor of the same. Dry, dark black and chocolate malts. Too-mild sweetness, too burnt, and bland. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, ash tray, smoke, and burnt grains. Flavor of roasted malt, ash tray, chocolate, and burnt plastic with a dry finish. djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a dark brown with a small frothy tan head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and smoke. Thin mouthfeel with light roast coffee and a nice smoked dry finish. A good dry stout from CBC.