HighlanderOne (1373) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Poured from bottle. I’m on a st patricks day kick today Aroma of coffee, toffee, cocoa, roasted nut. Solid black, light tan head. I get the same coffee and toffee flavors, along with chalk and a tiny bit of cocoa. Slightly sour aftertaste. Oily, watery feel - more like a porter. OK, but nothing special here. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black color with a smallish off white head. Aroma Aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, earth, and cardboard. Flavor was quite roasted, earthy and a bit muddled in flavor. Not all that pleasant. troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle. Not really bad but the aroma is coffee and little else, the body is thin, flavour is coffee and a little roast. something of a watery finish beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle pours a dark brown/black with a tiny brown head. Scent is coffee and roasty. Taste is same with chocolate notes. Very thin. Bootus (14) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Has a sweet coffee smell. Dark, dark ,dark color. Very low carbonation, almost watery feel. Taste is mellow for a stout. Pleasant for sipping.
callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A: Pitch black with a health tan-brown head that leaves some lacing as it slowly recedes.
S: Roasted malts... nice dark chocolate, rich coffee, charcoal and caramel.. nice interaction between the different characteristics
T: Follows the scent... The chocolate and caramel take the lead followed by a more coffee like finish and a slightly smokey aftertaste... nice balance
M: Creamy. Full-medium bodied... not too heavy.. Refreshing.
O: A good Irish Stout... its balance is the key and will make this beer more sessionable troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
[Bottle] Pours an opaque dark brown color with a bit of light brown head. Aroma is of roasted grains, mild coffee, anise and hints of smoke. The taste includes dark bread, cocoa powder, ash and mild herbal hops. Dry on the palate and borderline thin texture. Nice lacing left behind. Not bad. Along the same lines as Guinness but better. DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity. portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle (thanks Jason). Pour brown black with a kahki tan head that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma rye some soy and coco malt. Taste is more bitter rye bread and soy with some subtle roasted malt. Palate is thin slick and dry. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Pours dark blackish brown with tan head on nitro tap at Lakefront Brewery. Aroma has roast, coffee, coffee grounds, chocolate and caramel. Taste is slightly thin, but has notes of roast, dry coffee and caramel, some slight dark fruit and earth as well.