MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 20, 2005
On tap at the brewpub in Pensacola: poured blak with a small tan head. Mild roastiness and chocolate notes. Full bodied and rich. Slightly sweet. A good stout. Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Dark brown liquid with no light passing though. Decent mocha head. Nose of roasted yet tangy coffee. Taste was straight roasted malt and slightly sweet. Good mouth presence broad and full. Finish was more roasty black coffee. brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2005
They told me this took 3rd in some sort of world competition, not so sue about that. Poured very nice though. Very dark, creamy and silky looking. Smelled toasted matl lightly in the aroma and some sweetness. The flavor was primarily of toasted malt and light citrus peal hop bitterness. Very easy with a guiness style mouth feel, but creamier and with more staying power. Not too bad. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Mild hop aroma. Dark brown to black with a thin fast receding head. Very watery foretaste as seems to be the McQuires hallmark. Some roastiness in there along with very mild coffee and chocolate flavors. This could be very solid, but it is super-model thin which kills it for the style. apost8n8 (123) - USA - NOV 29, 2004
Looks just like a Guiness but much more bitter. The roasted malts were a little too heavy IMO. Looks good and feels good but this stout was not for me.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 This one pours opaque with a big tan head. It is full bodied and lightly carbonated and extremely roasted up front, but it mellows out into some mild bitterness with some dark chocolate and especially coffee. This stout is good - definitely above the average. It might be a bit unbalanced, however, with too much darkness. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2004
A happy surprise in a part of the country where quality beer is hard to find - this is as good as brewpub stouts get - opaque with a tan head - robust, roasty aroma - chewy, with a big time chocolate malt character, but just enough bitterness to balance it out - ranks right next to Heartland Farmer Jon’s in NYC, IMHO. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Not too bad. Nice opaque black color...with a nice creamy beige head. Aroma was a nice roasty coffee, but you really had to concentrate to get it. The flavor was slightly bitter, but did have a nice coffee ovetone. I also detected a smokiness, almost like a cigarette style----kinda strange, but not bad. They liken it to Guiness, which it does look like, but it has a lot more flavor than it’s Irish counterpart. stonyb (4) - fort walton beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004 does not count
meal in a glass two of these and i
do not need to eat like all mcguires
beers very fresh and flavorful just a little to heavy for my taste edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2003
8/6/03: on tap in Destin.
deep brown, creamy body with a thick head and lacing. chocolate malt nose. very creamy and malty to taste. bitter finish.