AirForceHops (7546) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2013 thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok guys and gals, we all know it’s a dry stout. It’s black, smooth, dry, and sometimes hard to get at the Ale House (inappropriate joke goes here). This stout can compete with any other Irish style stout in America, err, Worldwide! It is powered by CO2, not N2, however. Once I got lucky and stumbled across an experimental N2 stout at the Ale House. It’s a good monday, tuesday, or wednesday beer, when the work week still has its demands on us (4% ABV). Overall, it’s a great stout, but what is with the name, Naked? I am phoning the HR department over this one right now.
Sample at the Brew Pub. Pitch black with no head. Nose is light roasted malt. Taste is normal for the style. Hints of chocolate, notes of coffee, bitter chocolate finish. Thin body that the style represents. Close to any other Dry stout. jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
on tap-pours no head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-molasses/dark chocolate, some spice. Taste is ashy, sweet dark malt-molasses/dark chocolate, some spice. BroSpud (2215) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark brown with a decent head. This is a passable stout and makes for a good session beer due to the low abv though nothing outstanding here. Lubiere (14121) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
A hazed brown stout with a thin moka head.A peaty beany aroma, light coffee, a bit off. In mouth, a nice smoked stout with light bodied. Medium bodied. On tap at VT Brewers Fest, July 17 2010.
TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2010 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe fumée. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3142) smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Dark brown color where no light shines through. Very nice head and lace left on the glass.
Strong coffee ground aroma--no sweetness.
The body is thin. After a mild start, a heavily roasted malt flavor shows up in the swallow--lots of black patent malt. A very dry stout and bitter from the burnt elements. mcox90 (2107) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Sampled at NH Brewfest, 10/03/09, Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Palate is thin and dry, not my personal favorite, but true to the style. Flavor is roasted malt with chocolate with a little bit of smoke and wood. MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2009
My Bottom Line:DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2009
Roastiness galore delivers flavor and bitterness atop the faint caramel sweetness of this very flavorful low gravity Dry Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-tinged black.
-The grain bill mostly yields roast and caramel flavors, and perhaps coffee.
-Hops aren’t too apparent.
-Fruity esters hang on to the caramel.
-The body is quite generous for the style and the abv.
On tap at the brewpub.
Cask Stillage at the GBBF Bar Sans Frontiers Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2007
Fruit and roast aromas. Black and smooth on the palate with some dryness in a crisp full coffee roast finish.