arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, lots of roasted malts, coffee, hints of caramel, toffee, nice lactose and oat like note as well. Taste is creamy cocoa, roast, coffee with some slight nutty notes, hints of caramel and toffee, finishing bitter, dry. Ibrew2or3 (8743) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Growler pours with a nice and dark body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up earthy dark roasted malts, burnt malts and a bit of highly roasted coffee. The taste has dark roasted malts to mildly burnt malts with a fairly thin body. This delivers nice flavors for being such a small beer. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Dark brown pour, brown head. Roasty flavors, dry finish, coffee, hints of unsweetened cocoa powder. Nice little stout here. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
A dark brown pour with a tan head. A nice roasty stout with a chocolate and coffee profile. Great brew! Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pint at the taproom. Black color, tan head, light lacing, light viscosity. Medium aroma, roasted malts, good. Medium-light body, malty-nutty toasted taste, definitely dry, average linger. Easy to drink, though, and a good session selection.
FlacoAlto (4213) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2013
A steady pour into my New Belgium Globe glass produces an almost three finger thick, nicely brown tinged head. The beer is a concentrated black color that shows a touch of brown around the edges when held up to the light, but is opaque otherwise. The beer smells of toasted whole grain, wholesome cocoa, roasted crushed crackers, diluted roasted coffee, hints of rounded malt sweetness, but really this is quite dry smelling.
Dry, roasted, bitter, lingering roasted crackers, and light bodied, but it has quite a bit of body when compared to the current incarnation that is Guinness draft. The roast character contributes a lightly acidic bite to the finish that melds with the roasted bitterness from the dark malt. I really like the texture of this beer, it drinks a lot heftier than it actually is; it has a nice texture on the palate, yet still remains eminently quaffable. Rounded chocolate notes, a hint of dark malt sweetness, that brings out a bit more of the chocolate notes.
Quite nice, one of the better examples of the style; likely because it has more body and chewiness to it than one would usually find in a dry Irish Stout. This has a really bright roasted character to it, and, more importantly, enough chewy malt to balance this out quite nicely. In the end this is just too nice, it hits the spot perfectly when you want a chewy, tasty, eminently quaffable brew that you can drink a few of in a sitting.