Theydon_Bois (21512) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Keg at PP Ocean Beach, 19/04/14.
Light black with a good sized tan covering that retains well, good full glass lacing ensues.
Nose is light roast, toffee, earthy cocoa, light metallics.
Taste comprises much the same, nothing else to say, less metallic though.
Medium bodied, soft to fine carbonation, light drying close.
Ok dry stout, flavours are pretty basic but the look and feel of this one score well. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color that is nearly black. The head is creamy, dense, and khaki in color.
S: I get a lot of coffee and dark chocolate/cocoa notes out of this, which is pretty typical. A pretty substantial amount of roast and maybe even a slight creaminess. Not as overly dry and acidic on the nose as a lot of the beers of this style.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor is not as impressive as the smell. This is pretty watery and as such, the beer lacks flavor. Some decent chocolate and coffee notes along with some roast and bitterness make up what is there.
M: The body is thin and watery with a smooth, typical nitro carbonation.
D: I quite liked the nose, but the flavor was a real disappointment. I know Nitro is appropriate for this style, but it really sort of kills the flavor a lot of time. BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Tap at Urge Gastropub. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy brown head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt with leather notes, light earthy hops. Flavor is lightly tart and bitter dark malt, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
On nitro at Toronado. Licorice flavour, OK stout, likely improved mouthfeel from the nitro. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
> A meh dry stout catering to the non beer nerd crowd
jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
[ Nitro ][ Pizza Port Bressi ][ 4oz ][ Mini Stange ][ Free ][ 2/26/14 ]
>> Deep black ruby, okay foam. Nose is roast, ash, lemon. Taste is apple, ash, water, bitter, no sugar at all. Weak palate. Very thin, not much dry stout creaminess or nitro mouthfeel. Just meh.
<!> weak palate, little creaminess
Draft at Churchill’s pub. Pours a dark brownish black with nice off-white lacing. Aroma is creamy chocolate notes and slight roast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with notes of slight chocolate. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
On tap at the source. Pours with what appears to be nitro. Creamy tan head, very deep brown body. Aromas are roasty, dry, bitter, chocolate and light leather. Flavors are very smooth, clean, creamy, oatmeal, dry chocolate. Very creamy carbonation, light bodied. Pleasant. TimE (6275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
lots of dry roasty malty character slightly sour. Light. Good example of the style. Kinda creaminess just lingers in the finish. Decent DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft at Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Pours black with a half inch of khaki head. There’s some solid roasted barley on the nose. Fairly dry and roasty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A nice amount of flavor for the ABV. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Black with a creamy off white head. Roasted grain chocolate and coffee aroma and taste with a mildly bitter finish.