TAR (2742) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2002
Large and small bubbled head. Cascade galore in aroma, orangey, grapefruity, and smoke. What an interesting combo! Very IPA-like. Flavors are herbal, minty?, chewy and round; no burntness. This is rather chewy and soft and a very unusual example of a stout. Is this the pale ale with brown food coloring? 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.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
On tap at Schlafly Tap Room. Porued a murky medium brown with a short cap of beige head.. left a dusting after a minute or so. Aroma was of sweet, yet slightly sour chocolate and darker fruits with a bit of warmth beneath.. lured me in. Flavor was of roasted darker chocolate and raisins with other dark fruits and sweet undertones.. very light bitterness.. warmer rummy sugars ride through the finish.. solid! Lower carbonation on the palate, yet maintained a creamy middle.. warm finish with solid progression from nose through finish. drfabulous (7816) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Solid stout. Dark. Hint of coffee. One of the stouts I should depend on locally if the better ones aren’t available. Much better than Schlafly’s oatmeal stout. xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2007
A standard aroma is 7, this beer is lucky I gave it a six. There was a slight alcoholic note to the aroma, along with a mineral, acidic nose. The taste was a little of soy, but mostly of roasted malt. The beer is straightforward, not very complex. That said, it is a good beer. It just does not rate very well. Very quaffable. I like it.
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Served under the title "Dry Stout" on my 6-11-09 visit. Pours a very dark black/brown color with a thick, creamy, dense, tan head. Aroma had a pronounced heavy roasted malt scent with a light coffee bitterness hiding in the rear. Flavor is a slightly bitter roasted malt presence, slightly acidic bite, coffee is light with a more roasted malt character and finishes with a slight sourness and a very nice dry bite. Density of the beer is great and the carbonation is moderate and fine. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2009
On tap at Springhurst Liquor Barn, labled as Dry Stout- Pours black with a mostly receding tan head. Notes of light roast, chocolate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. onceblind (9442) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Black pour with a thin light tan ring of foam. Interesting earthy dry roasted black malt on the nose with a little kiss of bubblegum and earthy cocoa. Smooth toasty black malt flavor that’s semisweet and medium full. When it warms there’s a wee kiss of coffee in there that’s quite nice. Overcomes the weird aroma quite nicely. MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Almost positive ths was served on nitro, yet it retained flavor!! Very smooth body, coal black, roasty nose. This was less roasty than it was chocolatey. 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.