Gangstergafje (1102) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 The beer has a lovely stout appearance. The color of the beer is a beautiful pitch black, with a nice ruby red glow. The beer pours a delicious soft creamy white head of foam. The foam remains on top of the beer for quite a long time. The creamy layer of foam that remains looks delicious and seals all the aromas in. The beer smells like a proper stout. There are slightly salty aromas of roasted barley, coffee and chocolate. The taste confirms this. There is a nice citrusy hop aroma in the finish. The beer has something special, maybe a smoky sensation. Itís a delicious robust stout, with a youth of freshness in the finish. One of the better stouts in the world, I my opinion. Itís nice, very nice. Grzesiek79 (4276) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Super dobry i wytrawny stout w starym stylu. Mimo wytrawnosci i szerokiej gamy chmielowej goryczy czuc palony slod ciemne owoce lesne. Likierowe piwo z chmielona glebia. Wyglad takze super, bezowa piana ladna srednio trwala i czarne ciemna jak bezgwiezdzista noc barwa. super do twardego sera dlugo dojrzewajacego redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
thru Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club. Creamy chocolate and vanilla with coffee, cafe mocha all on the nose. Pours black with a thick tan head that lasts. Heavy coffee flavor, with chocolate notes, strong roasted barley flavor, vanilla, so so so creamy even without nitro. So good!!! Best stout iíve had out of the emerald isle! McCracken (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Poured impenetratably jet black with a light brown, long-lasting, tight head. The aroma surprised me a bit as I got more hop aroma than roasted barley. Still though, the roasted factor was nicely presented around a very complex chocolate, brown sugar and balanced EKG herbal note. The flavor was great as well though more molasses-like than in the aroma with a great dry, roasty and lightly grainy/astringent lingering finish. Very creamy in the middle and nice and dry in the finish. Good use of flaked barley. This is a really nice beer that actually hides itís 7% alcohol pretty well. I could drink a lot of these and nothing else over a night, and be very, very happy. 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 Iíve had, bar none. Great late hop flavor. I would suggest trying this alongside their íPlain Porterí. The rather bland Plain will make you appreciate what a fine beer this is.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Very nice stout. Lots of roasted malts. Coffee. Chocolate. Pours a very dark brown. Almost no head. Very nice beer. Psytron (2238) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Smell of coffee, tar. Black colour, light brown creamy head. Aroma of tar, ash, coffee. Dry, ashy texture. Bitter. Flat and soft carbon. Excellent. drmet (952) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a big,frothy,sand-coloured head
-chocolate,oats,mocha,coffee,nutty,cream the nose with dried fruits and a toasty finish
-high espresso-like bitterniss
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium,creamy body
Fantastic single Stout. ordybill (1738) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is packed with chocolate malt and roasted nuts. The taste is a very nice smoky malt flavor. TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2008
Pitch black color with a dark brown head. The nose is very unique with strong salty black licquorice, dark chocolate, treacles, and tobacco notes. Did I mention how salty this is? Very dry and intense mouth with salty black licquorice, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Sightly warming. Med body. Saltiness just lingers in the mouth. Truely an amazing stout that is not getting its props.