jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
From the nitro-tap, served in a Schlafly logo pint glass.
Came with a nice creamy pale tan nitro head and a deep blackish brown colour.
Aromas of lightly roasted malts, coffee, caramel and cocoa.
Good, nitro light moderate carbonation and a softly malty crisp, dry, creamy smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Nice roasted barley taste with a dry hopping at the end, coffee, caramel and dry cocoa, a subtle graininess, towards the end a soft, dry bitterness from the hops and a dry, creamy, malty finish.
Amazing easy, quaffable drinkability, just about everything one would expect from a dry stout, also went well with the beef and barley soup I had for lunch at the Taproom.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Pretty average beer that lacked roasted barley flavor needed in a stout. Otherwise a nice drinking beer. thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Pour is black with a small white head. Aroma is roasted with some coffee showing up. Flavor is roasted malts with a dusty and dry after taste. Spot on for the style and very tasty. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2005
tap-hop in the city-pours black with a smooth beige head-nice head! roasty and char aroma mostly and a lite note of anise. flavors are roasty, dry, and some nice char notes. lightly chocolate. I think this is an awesome example of this style that is replicated by very few. body is medium, which is a definate bonus-much better than most watery Irish stouts. light sour milk note in the finish, which again, is true to style. very dry and roasty-thats the thing here. I think this is one of the better of this style. one of my favs from the fest for shure! sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2005 Nitro Tap at the Taproom: Smells sweet and dark fruit, good head and lcing. Flavor is excellent. Sweet ,alts, tobacco, dark frit, coffee, and hops. Very nice.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 (Hops in the City) Deep black with only a small head. Roast malt aroma and flavor. Flavor also with coffee notes. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Hop in the City '03: Opaque, deep black with large light brown bubbles floating on top. Thick and oily with a metalic palate that sits cold and wet on the tongue. Wonderful bitterness in the finish that I really enojoyed. No assemblence of an aroma, but the bitterness and robust roasted qualities were there making this a pretty good brew. thedm (6187) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2003
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This particular brew was supposed to be on Nitrogen, but was on CO2 and was not up to standard. It had a good medium sized head of large bubbles and an opaque black colored body. It had a malty coffee aroma with a smooth palate and a flat coffee flavor. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2003
At Hop in the City: Black with small tight head and nice lace. Sour and acidic nose with caramel, coffee, butterscotch hints. Bitter and nutty taste. Crisp hop undertone leading to a smooth and dry finish. Thin-bodied brew with a watery and soft mouthfeel. Okay stout, quaffable and easy to drink. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2003
A nice, quaffable Irish stout. Notes of chocolate and roasted character. This Irish is meant for session drinking as opposed to careful tasting, with a tame body, underwhelming flavors, and its smooth, nicely carbonated nature. A good bar brew.