arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours deep brown/black with red along the edges, aroma is some chocolate and coffee. Taste up front is a bit of coffee leading into some roasted and more coffee notes. Pretty good irish stout, nice flavor. fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours black with thin mahogany highlights when held to light, and a thin beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is roast, cocoa, toast, woody hops, light day old coffee and sweet toasty cereal grains. Flavor is roast, earth, salty chocolate, toasted malt, earth and woody hops. Palate is farily light bodied, very dry throughout with a light but fairly sharp carbonation. Pretty damn good for a dry stout. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours a black color with some deep ruby hues around the edges of the glass the head is medium and tight and really nice while it lasts, which unfortunately isn’t for very long and it doesn’t leave us any lace to remember it by. The beer is nicely aromatic with lots of dark chocolate, plenty of toast, and a touch of oats. The flavor is dry with plenty of bitter chocolate, some burnt toast, charred wood, nicely bitter with some very mild coffee at best, and just a slight twang of maybe some banana phenolic stuff. This is quite good. Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2010
Tap at Barcade. A fairly average stout. Attractive, dark brown pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts. Flavor was pleasant. Mld coffee notes, along with some bitter malt character. Clean and dry on the finish. Medium in body and creamy, this beer is a smooth one. Pretty nice. DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Slightly hearty aroma. Looks black and very opaque. Tastes of burnt malts? Slightly reminiscent of Guinness, though much thinner. Not too much of a palate - just good Irish (style) hearth and goodness.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle from VBS on 52 in W.Lafayette. Pours dark, slight transparency with foamy beige head that fades. Nose is semi-dark roasted barley. Flavor is very dry and bitter roasted barley, slight coffee/chocolate, and a long lingering dry finish that dries the mouth completely. A very different and odd flavor, dominated by dryness and not much else. Decent. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black body with a white head. Light roasted malt, coffee tones, light espresso, sweet malt, some caramel and mineral qualities. A nice session stout. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured as expected; dark brown/black with a small light brown head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, yeast, and cocoa. A bit metallic smelling. Flavor was a bit better, with some roasted elements, but there was still some metallic/oxidized elements. Got better with time however, as the unplasantness gradually diminished. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours curtain black with thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Light roasted coffee aroma. A little over-carbonated. Flavor not overpowering and a bit on the light side. Coffee and brown sugar with an acidic after-taste. nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 16oz bottle, brewed for St. Patricks day, drank in July. Opaque black with stained glass corners. Thin, oily head. Sweet, adjunct-ridden aroma. Sub-par roasty chocolate characteristics. Smooth and drinkable at best, old and artificial at worst. Sweet butterscotch and brown sugar notes. Medium bodied. Sub par all the way, though it improves slightly as it reaches room temperature and becomes more Porter-like.