johnnnniee (4408) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2015 Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is an attempt at an authentic Irish stout which, to my palate, comes up a bit short. The overly sour note dominates the entire palate. I love that sour note, but this beer just needed to be a bit more in balance. Points for trying a tough style, though.
I found a bottle for this in an unnumbered box in my cellar recently and lets just say curiosity got the best of me tonight. Cap opens with a crack, so its still carbonated. Pours an almost black color with some ruby at the edges and a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of burnt coffee, molasses, and dark fruitiness with some obvious cardboard and sherry notes. The flavor is surprisingly not half bad. Lightly tart with some dark fruit and sherry flavors. I drank a lot of these in the early 2000’s it was my go to brew at the drag strip. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Old Nutfield Brewing Company, LLC.--Black 47 Stout
2000 12 oz. Bottle. 4.10% ABV--33 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Stout --Thin brown head. Clear dark red black color. No sediment. Rich burnt front with mild floral hop aroma inside. Thin dry roasted body with mild chalky feel. Dry fruit sweetness in roasted end. Tasty. Sampled 11/23/2000.
2002 12 oz. Bottle. 4.00% ABV--30 IBU’s. (3.25 / 5.0) Stout. Malt of the Earth Beer Of The Month Club Selection September, 2002. Very light sediment. Clear dark black color. Light tan lacy head. Roasted CO2 floral hop front. Thin crisp dry roasted light cherry flavor. Clean mild hop citrus CO2 zing end. Too light. Sampled 9/27/2002.
Old Nutfield Brewing Company--Black 47 Stout--2007 12 oz. 4.90% ABV--44 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Stout--Beer of the Month Club Selection December, 2007. Big foamy lacy espresso head. Opaque obsidian black red edged color. Sediment hint. Rich burnt espresso hop front. Tangy dry sweet CO2 crusty charcoal toasted mild black cherry fruit hint Stout body. Dry mild hop black malt bitter clean Stout end. Nice. Aged well. Sampled 2/23/2010. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt and lightly fruity. Tastes spicy and roasty with a dry peppery finish. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Shachar. Best before 11/08. Black-colored with a huge bubbly, strange-shaped, slowly-diminishing, brown head. Aroma has some chocolate, some licorice and some coffee candies. Nice sweetish roasted flavor with coffee. Medium-bodied. Not bad at all in spite of the best before date. checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle: poured a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma was roasted malts and coffee. The flavor was dry roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Overall, a tasty brew.
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle from strykzone. Thaks Dave! I found this to be a pretty typical dry stout. Roasted malts and a faint dark chocolate character highlight the aroma and flavor components of this not-so-sweet elixir. Puts me to sleep and I dump the rest out the next morning. JustinFromAL (125) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Bottle. BotM. Pours a deep brown with minimal head. Nose is mild, coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste is just as mild, lacks complexity and I noticed none of the hops mentioned in the commercial description.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
bottle- not a bad stout- but not much in the roast department- a bit too simple- not much to distinguish itself from the rest in this class. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Beer of the month club. Pretty nice stout here, smooth with good flavor, and drinkable. Wouldn’t call it an overly bold stout, but everything doesn’t have to be bold. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
Pours a thick blackish color topped with a fairly thick tan head. The aroma is a pretty strong coffee smell. Not a bad amount of lace left on this one, but the head diminished a little bit. The flavor is pretty good but the only thing I really detected was a coffee taste with maybe some chocolate a slight bitter hops taste mixed in.