Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Pours jet black, with a nice crema head. Aroma is of roasted barley, espresso, licorice, and smoke. Tastes of roasted barley, dark chocolate, leather and smoke. Has a dry, full body mouthfeel with average carbonation. Very rich root beer quality to it. NikkTwist (3284) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Draft at The Irish Pol. Opaque black pour with tan foam that reduced quickly but kept a lasting presence. Medium-bodied. Dark chocolate. Carob bean. Cold coffee. Liquorice. Celery root. Hints of dark stone fruit and berries. Fainter hints of smoke. Warms badly; becomes more glossy and less dry. Would likely be better on nitro. dfinney23 (3394) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2016
Tight, creamy head thanks to a nitro tap. Roasty and chocolaty and suitably dry. Mr_Pink_152 (5246) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle from Crafty Bottle, Lincoln. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is citrus, roasted malt, and a touch of spice and berry. Taste sweet with a fruity sharpness. IndianaRed (4862) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2016
On tap black with rich dense creamy nitro beige head. Mostly chocolate and whoppers in the aroma. More of a clean dry dark roast in the flavor. Very tasty dry stout.
cmacklin (1242) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a large, frothy, short lived, tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and ash with a dry, bitter, slightly acidic finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. A solid dry stout. phaleslu (10456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft at the brewery, served in a flight. Pours a deep, nearly opaque coffee brown with a finger of tan head that settles into some lace in the glass and a lasting film atop the beer. Notes of cocoa, fudge, coffee, toast, and earth. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a smooth, toasty mouthfeel. Really nice take on the style. Straightforward but fulfilling. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/1/16] Draught at Moylan’s Brewery in Novato. Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cream, roast. Sweet flavor, roasty, kinda milky, with some chocolate, coffee, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Ferris (16091) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Nitro - Roast and a touch of dark chocolate. Jet brown with a rich light brown head. Roast and cocoa with a dry finish. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury VT.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a two finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light stringy foamy lacing.
The smell had a nice rich roasty smooth coffee aroma bursting over a delicate amount of chocolate underneath. Light bitter roots of black licorice slide in further underneath.
The taste was moderately bitter with the roasty portion backing it all up nicely. Light roasty to sweet aftertaste and a dry roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Bitter and roasty feels stroll across my tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good Irish Dry stout. I’d have again.