xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Opaque black with big, creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, dry with heavy tobacco. Flavor is chalky, ashy, but roasty and flavorful. Medium to light body, creamy. Nice. Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft 1/2 pint at the brewpub in Dublin. Thick and creamy. That sums it up. Nice bitter stout with a rich smoky consistency. Delish. (#3672, 9/15/2009) Tmoney99 (14854) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle shared by shigadeyo.
Poured dark brown color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Good roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture with flat carbonation. Moderate roasted dark chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet dry finish of average duration.
Solid drinkable dry stout. Jacobsen (29) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 More black (absolut black) and stronger than a Guiness, and has also a intense aroma of hop.
The impression is to drink a barley-water beer, an so is a strange experience.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 24, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 A strong roasted, dry and bitter taste. Looked excellent as it was black, thick with a creamy white head as dry stouts should be. Smelled excellent too. m favourite dry stoout.
shigadeyo (3766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2009
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
8/20/2009: Wrasslers XXXX Stout... Aroma: Sweet anise, cocoa/dark chocolate, dark fruits. Appearance: Brilliant deep ruby brown with a large and foamy tan-colored head. Flavor: Deep cooked apples and pear, heavily caramelized malts, a bit of char; dark and semi-sweet chocolates; mineral-like quality. Palate: Medium-bodied, average palate. Overall: Decent; a nice return to the traditional stouts...
1 Pint 9.3 Fl. Oz. corked and caged punted bottle (7% Alcohol by Volume) from jimbowood via trade in May 2007. Thank you! Rating #141 for this beer.
On Tap at the Porterhouse, Parliament Street Dublin 23/08/2008
Lots of roast aroma. Small beige head. Black smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol initially with a slight sweetness leading to a crisp very bitter and dry lasting burnt roast and oat finish. yespr (47112) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
From tap at Charlies. Pours pitch black with a creamy chocolate brown head. Aroma is of chocolate and liqourice. Smooth and creamy body. Bitter and roasted malt flavoured with a distinct liqourice acidic touch. Bitter and citric flavoured finish. Lingering smooth roasted note into the far finish. Bitter and roasted lasting impression. joergen (28989) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2009
Draught at Charlies.
Clear dark brown coloured with a creamy beige head.
Light roasted aroma of peat and smoke with notes of hay.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, peat, dried fruits and hops with notes of smoke.
Dry roasted finish. MikeGraham (1) - USA - JUL 6, 2009 does not count
On tap at The Porterhouse, Dublin 5/7/09.
Aroma: Subtle, earthy hops.
Appearance: Opaque black with tan, creamy head.
Flavor: Dry and roasty up front with a lingering bitterness of Kent Goldings.
Palate: Heavy flavor, but dry.
Overall Impression: The best Irish stout I’ve had, bar none. Great late hop flavor. I would suggest trying this alongside their ’Plain Porter’. The rather bland Plain will make you appreciate what a fine beer this is.