LinusStick (3510) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
A delicious dry stout. Second beer I’ve had from this brewery and not disappointed yet. Aroma was a little weak for the style. Thick coffee and deep roasted malt. Pour was a dark black that gives no way to light. Taste was, as the name says, very dry. Nice big rich roasted malt flavors numb the insides of the mouth with bitterness. After the swallow, the mouth dries leaving behind dark coffee. Nice strong prickly carbonation. Very delicious and bitter. Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ homeEdKing (2648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Pint in Porterhouse Covent Garden. Pours thick black with foaming white head that retains very well. Thicker than Guinness. Aroma is roasted malt, blackcurrant, and mineral notes. Flavour is mineral, herby notes followed by subtle coffee and chocolate notes. Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
CBF;coffee, chocolate aroma,black, brown foam, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle. A very dark pour with almost no head. A malty nose that is not that big. It offers some chocolate, coffee, and grain. A big flavor that comes right at you. Huge coffee flavor to start is bitter and dry. Some dark fruit manages to make it through that coffee but just barely. The coffee is overpowering and is also over done.
ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2012
330ml bottle. Poured a deep black color with a thick whipped cream like tan head that hung around. Mild aroma of nuts and cocoa. Taste was big roasty and sweet malts with some hints of nuts and chocolate. Thick, creamy slick mouthfeel with mild carbonation. tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
The aroma is bittter chocolate, burnt caramel, roast. The appearance is deep brown, slight reddish hue, light translucence on the edges. The flavor is dry as a motherf%^&*. Non-sweet chocolate, bitter, roasty, coffee, burnt caramel. The finish is dry, roasty, bitter chocolate. Medium to medium/thick in body. Thicker than a lot of dry stouts out there. Cool example of this style. At $4.29 for 12 oz, it’s also overpriced. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tap at Oblivion. Upon the first whiff of this one and I thought I was drinking a smoked beer. Tons of peat malt, charcoal, light bbq notes, and some earthy dry chocolate. Flavors match the nose with a touch less roast (even though it’s still the dominate flavor here) and more chocolate notes. Pours like a typical stout. Creamy. I like this style but it’s super smokey for what I’ve had of this style. Not bad, though, as I loved smoked brews. Idiosynkrasie (7967) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear darkest brown with average to huge, frothy to creamy, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with roasty notes, a touch of dark fruit. Taste is initially minimally sweet dark malty with hints of chocolate, gains a more dry and roasty touch, reaches a bitter hoppy finish. Holmen1 (6471) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 Fra flaske på Cardinal: en tørr og smaksrik stout, rund og behagelig. Fin røstet aroma med (naturlig nok) kaffe og sjokolade. God ettersmak. Denne prøver jeg gjerne igjen. Enda bedre fra cask på Charlie’s Bar i København: myk&samtidig stor i smaken.