Butters (4063) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
TN tasting at maniac’s. Very dark brown pour with small tan head. Nose is roasty and chocolate. Flavor is much the same. Very smooth and well balanced. Some alcohol on the nose. Very drinkable with a high abv. Worth picking up again. Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Nice stout. Not as dry as I expected. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malt. Taste is pleasantly sweet with a nice finishing bitterness. Good fall beer. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Tasted 9/13/08. Schlafly Hop in the City. Pitch brown hue with beige head. Toasty cola and cocoa aromas. Full bodied with a nice bitterness and a lingering malty finish. Oily slick. Big and tasty. Great malt character. Bigger alcohol than the other Irish stout. Decent hop dose. Good. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
12 oz. bottle - thanks to brewczar for the bonus bottle; pours dark cola brown with white head quickly to the edges; aromas of roasted, ice coffee; crisp and fresh; everything is mild across the board; texture is decent though; roasty and nutty, just a little weak; very dry finish drfabulous (8483) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Another forgotten rating. Not an intense stout - thus the "Irish" label. Overall, dark and nice.
ganache (6032) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle. Chocolate and roast nose with faint nuts and a slightly syrupy fruitiness. Malty but with a nice dusting of hops. Coke-colored pour with a creamy, richly tanned head. Taste is carbonated, dark, and lightly bitter, aforementioned fruit with light mocha and nuts, pleasant roast with a little dust. Smooth, creamy lightish medium body, still very quaffable. Malt-heavy with lactose and even a little Yoo-hoo. A little too bittersweet to really be called a dry stout, but close enough for jazz. Alcohol is absolutely no detectable - I made a mistake by drinking 8% so quickly. A nice surprise, though. ChainGangGuy (4920) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a smallish, frothy, off-white head.
Smell: Roasted barley nose with notes of chocolate, cold coffee, and prune liqueur.
Taste: Dark malts tasting of melted dark chocolate and roasty coffee, though not too much roast. Drizzle of thick molasses, a few sprigs of licorice. Lightly fruity. Very slight, passing hop bitterness. Just a little sour near the end. Earthy, chocolatey finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Not bad, not bad at all. For me, it’d be a lovely every day kind of stout. lb4lb (2629) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle in trade with SPLITGRIN. Thanks!pintsize (1041) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Pours black with a medium tan head. Smell is very mild but of roasty malt and very light clean hops. Taste is creamy, and dark roasted malt. Almost a light alcoholic like flavor in there as well with some mild bitterness. Somehow, something about the flavors don’t mesh well and it has a bit of an odd flavor. Drinkable though.
7-14-08 bottle jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Dark black pour with a decent tan light brown head and no lasting lacing. Smell is super mild roasted raisins with a touch of alcohol. Flavor has bold figs and alcohol and has a somewhat burnt charred fruit or fig aftertaste. Mouthfeel is okay and seems thick but has low carbonation.
Bottle. Has all the characteristics of a foreign stout — malty, sweet, and less fruity and hoppy than an imperial stout. Dark brown body with a finger-size tan head that diminishes. The light aroma is sweet with vanilla, cocoa and a hint of coffee. Slight roast notes. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. The finish turns moderately bitter, roasty and is lasting. Turns dry. Medium body with a milk-like texture and soft carbonation. Well made.