SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big coffee smell. A dark brown color with a dark nice looking head. Not a ton of flavor. But still not bad.
jcr (2661) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with red highlights. Frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, ash, cardboard. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Bone dry finish. Taste of coffee, roasted malts with a light metallic note. Good balance.
574deadzone (1401) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a mocha head that settles to not a lot leaving stringy, spotty lace. Nose involves toasted marshmallow, dark chocolate, mint and even a hint of sage. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter. Medium bodied, slightly oily and slick, some carb but not a bunch, finishing toasty and dry. Good dry stout, simple but balanced and delicious.
Msdrbeat (651) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 17, 2017
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Thin with a quick disappearing head. Not a ton of character in the taste.
Stylurus (48) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking. Little head. Smooth and roasted malt flavor. Coffee aroma. A good standard stout.
ebone1988 (1704) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is dry, roasted malt, lactose, chocolate, roasty, goodish. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, lactose, chocolate, light, eh. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, smoky roasted malt and lactose aftertaste. Overall, not great but drinkable.
solidfunk (8352) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some roast and light smoke. Black pour with ok initial head. Light coffee hints. Light bitter finish with hint of caramel. Tap at Churchkey.
Travlr (23314) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey during Savor week. Deep clear maroon color. Aroma of earthy brownies. Taste is metallic cocoa.
chucklemation (1542) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, char, and cracker. Flavor is lots of roast and chocolate, with some cracker/bread. Has a thin body. Good.
svandyke (198) - USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a sampler at Bellaire- very great nose, chocolate notes and a dark color. Creamy and full without being chunky. Not too hoppy and very good.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Nearly black, outlined with deep brown & ruby edges. Fine bubbled, tan colored layer of foam sifts across the top. Nose has hints of roasted coffee beans, roasted malts, a hint of char, & some bittersweet dark chocolate. Flavor kicks up the roast another notch. Heavy roasted malts, burnt coffee bean (think French or Italian roast), mild char, & even a light hint of smoke. Very dry, as an Irish stout should be. Dry cacao powder lingering in the finish. Low carbonation, thin-medium bodied with a bit of creaminess to it.