partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Delicious. Smooth and lighter in body than you would expect, and not nearly as bitter as it looks. beautiful black body and a medium brown head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin head film. Wonderful Experience and a delightful stout. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2013
The appearance of this beer fuses a black color with a small and rapidly fading tan head, and the aroma fills your nose so nicely with its strong currents of vanilla, chocolate, and roasted and caramel malts. The taste mildly umami, mildly sweet, and slightly sour, and the palate combines a full body, thin texture, long finish, and a soft carbonation, which is very drinkable and pleasant medley on the tongue. 1979jdowens (5) - Gladstone, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
Excellent local stout. Still trying to figure out the overall flavor, a bit chocolate and a bit coffee. dfinney23 (3273) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Pours almost black with a medium tan had. Huge coffee aroma roasted malt and a little caramelized sugar. Flavor is more coffee with some dark chocolate and toasty malt. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle purchased in Kansas - pour is fairly impressive - black with dark tan head that diminishes to a moderate, soapy lace - nose is a deep roast, light char, mild vinous notes, light mineral, cocoa powder - creamy mouthfeel, fairly full in the mouth - very dry and intensely roasty, with a lot of dark malt bitterness, but no abrasiveness despite their intensity - light tart and vinous notes - finish of espresso and cocoa powder, with a light woodiness - I am liking the hell out of this.
AnokaBrewer (207) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Very good dry stout. Black in color, roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Very drinkable. superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, and herbal; with lighter notes of molasses, coffee, nuttiness, smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, and herbal; with lighter notes of molasses, coffee, nuttiness, smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of darkl/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very nice dry stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of darkl/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, easy, and quite refreshing to drink. Great malt complexity with balancing hop character. A very enjoyable offering. berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2012 Aroma is chocolate and malt. Pours a thick black with a creamy dark tan head. Taste is chocolate with a little bitterness. beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2011
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Sampler at the brewpub. This is supposed to be tweaked with the next release, that is part of the "prototype" aspect. Its a flabby watery and roasted stout. Black as hell and not much else. Its basically too much black patent and nothing more. No flaws, just weak. 6/3/5/2/13 lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Re-rate of the 12oz O’Malley’s version. A much better beer. Aroma is strong on ash and sweet but not sugary dark malts while the body is easy drinking yet full of flavor. 8/4/7/3/165 New rating.
Solid opaque black, creamy dark tan foam. Aroma is chocolate, bitter roast astringency, sweet, a bit of mineralness. Taste is a bit thin, but it hits all the right Irish Dry stout notes, a bit of chocolate, calcium, light roast finish, lingering malt astringency.