punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2009 Bottle. Smells like deep dark malts, almost like soy sauce. Dark black with no head. Tastes of licorice and chocolate with a balanced palate. Nice extra stout. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
On tap as a nitro-pouring Irish stout over the weekend at the Oysters and Stout Festival. Arrived to the table black with a very thick creamy, tan head with a nice nitrogen bubble cascade. Aroma is mostly dark roasted barley with some light chocolate notes peaking out from behind. Flavor has a very good bitter dark roasted notes, light chocolate middle with some coffee notes in there as well. Beer has a smooth nitrogen feeling and beer leaves great lacing. Overall another beer I look forward to having down town again. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
On tap at the Flying Saucer in KC. Pours a black body with a very dense and milkshake thick, dark tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of thick lacing. Aroma is really interesting, but very nice. Its like a slightly charred marshmallow. Creamy, flaked, slightly roasted barley with a very light coffee note. Good amount of milky chocolate and caramelized malts. A light brown sugar and raisin hint as well. A real nice mixture of sweetness and slightly charred aromas. Flavor is very rich and sweet for the style. Has that Irish Stout taste to it, but with a very enjoyable "richness" to it. Starts with a velvety, rich chocolate and dark malty sweetness, then moves into a slightly pruney and raison middle before a touch of piney hop bites at the tongue followed by a very light breakfast coffee and delicately charred barley that feels like it floats into the mix of flavors. A good amount of toasty caramel malts making it quite sweet, but balancing extremely well with the lingering soft roast taste as well as the nimble bitter hops. Palate is stylistically creamy and smooth, rich, and medium bodied. Overall, I’m delighted with this beer and really diggin’ it more and more. Its loaded with an ample amount of rich flavor for a style that typically bores me. It actually reminds me of a s’more...just missing the graham cracker. Fantastic balance and extremely enjoyable aftertaste. Very well done! Love the richness! dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Very rich and creamy taste. Medium body. Great hop bitter aftertaste. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
bottle from acknud. Almost a black pour wtih a small off white head. Aroma is full of chocolate, roasted malt and some faint coffee notes. Flavor is much sweeter and richer than I would have ever expected. Irish style stout? Not really. Flavor has some raisins, chocolate, prunes, roasted malt and an odd sweetness.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Aroma of toasted malt and chocolate, pours black. Flavor of chocolate, charred barley, and some coffee. Very intense flavor, a really nice stout! MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Irish Style Extra Stout. 8% ABV Touch of roast and dark fruits in the aroma. Clear, very dark brown with small tan head. Light body with medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is hard to detect. Roast with some dark fruits and caramelized sugars in the flavor. Maybe a bit out of the norm for an Irish style stout but very tasty. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 12oz bottle. Pours a tan head with some lacing throughout the drinking. Body is dark brown. Smells of toast, brown sugar, and fruity. Tastes the same with a hint of coffee. Reminds me of Murphys with huevos. mcox90 (2107) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2009
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Acknud. Pours a dark somewhat clear brown with ruby edges. Small tan receding head. Nose is malty with cocoa. Palate is full and robust. I would have expected it to be thin and dry. Flavor is heavy on the malt with some chocolate and nuts. Bitter finish with a little alcohol burn. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle on 11/28/2008 in the Great Butters Tasting of 2008. Clear very dark brown body with ruby highlights. Big roast and chocolate aroma. Big roast and chocolate flavor, some creamy notes, some mild bitterness into the finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation and very drinkable.