dsagoas (9) - , Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2008 does not count
Deep roasty aroma. Pitch black, with red around the edges. Thin head. Flavor matches the aroma. Roasty more then chocolaty. Beautiful example of what a dry stout should be on the palate. No lingering sweetness, crisp and refreshing despite being a dark flavorful beer. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2008
Roasted malts are notable in the very sweet and chocolatey aroma. Black body is opaque and topped by a tight, dense, fine bubbled tan-brown head that lasts well. Chocolate and roast are both strong but balanced in the flavour. Bitterness is somewhat underwhelming and leaves it a bit sweet overall. Medium body with moderate soft bubbled carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle. Brewery Creek. Dec-08. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Pours a deep black with ruby accents and a light brown diminishing head. Aroma is lightly sweet with roast, coffee and herbal. Flavor is cocoa, herbal, roasty and nutty. Long fry finish. Smooth texture, medium carbonation. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 Pours attractive deep brown with a frothy tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate in the nose and flavor. Dry and slightly bitter finish. mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2008
Pours a pitch black with a short lived but finger-thick loose brown head - I was expecting a paler Guinness-style thick head... interesting. Head reduces to thin cover of foam on the top with some lacing. Aroma is very faint - thin toasted malt & light molasses. Tastes of very light coffee with plenty of cream, light chocolate, buttery and lightly toasty. Very faint bittering hops. Light carbonation, thin body, but quite pleasantly creamy mouthfeel. I do like the chocolaty taste here, and the thinness doesn’t bother me so much as I am expecting a sturdy but sessionable dry stout and Moylans delivers. Very nice!
bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pours opaque black with a thick and lacy tan head. Chocolate Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fills the room with chocolate, coffee and molasses. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Sweet taste of dark chocolate, nuts, coffee, maybe a little licorice. Semi-dry finish. This is a dandy little stout. Not dry, but dandy none the less. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
<b>In short: </b>Big body, wide flavour spectrum and good hopping, an exemplary session stout. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
<b>How: </b>Bottle 22oz, tasting session with Montreal crew
<b>The look: </b>Black body with a small tan head
<b>In long: </b>Strong and pleasant roasted nose. Taste has pretty much all one can hope from a stout, roastiness, coffee beans, chocolate and a sweet fruity flavour that reminded me of date or date cookies. So far so good and the finish doesn’t let down either ending with a tasty medium bitterness blending in very well with the roastiness. A very big body for a 5% beer. This is clearly on of the best session stout I’ve had. I really liked that Dry Irish, much better than the last one, a drunk Dubliner who wouldn’t give me the time of day.
Bottle pours black with a decent off white head and some minor lace cling. The aroma is of roasted malt. The flavor is malt, roasted, some minor weak coffee, and peat. The palate is pretty smooth and medium. Overall, this is OK. Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2008
This wasn’t my favorite dry irish stout. I consider Three Floyds Black Sun Stout as the best offering that I’ve had in this category. I would’ve liked a little more richness, with maybe some coffee or oak notes to the flavor profile. It was alittle empty for me. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
<i>Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of HogTownHarry.</i> Pours a very deep ruby-brown with an average size semi-lasting beige head. Aroma’s dry and roasty along with some coffee and peat. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, light hops and a hint of peat. Dry finish. Medium to full bodied. A very good stout!