Cavie (4905) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2018 Dacrza (1086) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE: March 26, 2017... a week after St. Patrick’s Day, I revisit the three available stouts from Arthur’s stable to calibrate my old ratings... GLASSWARE: Guinness retro pint... pours almost as black as its label, with a sliver of light discernible when held to the lamp... a craggy, slushy off-brown head that exhibits pock marks and boggish bubbles... milky, lactic aroma melds with vanilla and a heavy dose of peat... sips with a granular, toasted breath, medium-bodied and substantial, with a reasonable lasting malt impression... nice patterns of lacing spray the glass... a mellow, low-impact flavor profile that reflects the toasted barley, sweet chocolate, cereal grains--oats, hay, some earthiness--and soft, aromatic hops of its aroma...hazelnut, mocha, and some cola remnants... I stress: this is the 5.6 ABV PRODUCT OF IRELAND, not the North American counterpart... I must admit, I am surprised by the dearth of reviews on this... at 5.6%, an enjoyable, not overly engaging stout....
Bottle. Black appearance, ruby highlights in the light. Clear but very dark. Tan foamy head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Dark malts, low sweetness. Dark fruit in the flavor. High bitterness and roasty. Dark fruit seems out of place and against style. Reid (2699) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2018
22 oz bottle from local convienience store in Salem OR
Did not know this was a new beer for me..
Pours the traditional black with some cola coloured hints around the edges. Small beige head.
Toasty, roasted malt aromas mainlly.some tobacco and a touch of hop even.
Taste the same as the aroma with maybe a touch of liquorice and ash.
Mouth feel is rather thin..with a bitter after taste.
Not bad just a easy to drink beer.
I rather think this is what we would call a porter today. ricke49 (112) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Overall a good stout that gets a lot of sh*t from beer snobs (of which I’m one). Drink it at not too cold...not too warm and it’s quite decent. Good toasted malt profile. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but oddly satisfying. Smooth blend of malts and hops. Doesn’t get enuf props imho. Freshness can be a problem, as this rendition is in fact a “product of Ireland” - but the dating code is fairly easy to figure with a bit of goggling. tightslice (1532) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle from Key Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is tin, roasted twigs. Taste is slightly bitter, wet malts, maybe some kind of artificial vanilla / cocoa flavor. Gets worse as it warms. jobe977 (205) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2017
Dark with beige head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste likewise. An classic and decent Stout.
ipa4me4u (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Not too bad. Dry stout with dark roasted malts and an underlying soft bitterness. Surprisingly works very well with shellfish donandres (696) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - AUG 25, 2017
From 12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Sight: Black, dark brown on the edges when held against the light, medium dark tan foam
Smell: malty, nutty
Taste: low bitterness
Feel: very good, lively carbonation, good finish and follow through
Overall: Overall good beer, ok to repeat but not look for dcompain (2) - - JUL 28, 2017 does not count
Full body. Great alcohol feel and a not so sweet caramel or malted taste. Great to combine with the Guinness draught which has a lower ABV.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone camay1997 (83) - patton, California, USA - JUL 22, 2017
The smells of nut, chocolate and coffee fill the nose upon smelling. The head was nice and thick. the body blacker than the ace of spades but not hazy or muddled. The taste has strong coffee notes. But the taste isn’t strong or off putting. I’m not a big fan of stouts or porters but can down a few. This will serve a a benchmark for future stouts to measure against. MarcinG (1110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Czarny kolor. Piana bezowa,dosc obfita ,kremowa...lecz sprawia wrazenie sztucznej. W zapachu czekolada ,kawa duzo czarnych owocow i lukrecja. W smaku bardzo wodniste,malo tutaj nuty przewodniej. Wszystkie posmaki bardzo blade i niewyrazne.