Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Tinny/metallic, thin body but with decent coffee tones. Far too few hops to be labelled as an irish stout. Odyn (268) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2008
An absolutely marvellous brew!!! I bought this in a growler and it was outstanding. Lovely rich dark color, with a bittersweet nose and a clean, but not too clean finish. Completely delightful!!!!!! GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Fairly thin looking stout, smells of weak chocolate, head looks more like pop than beer, fairly weak flavor had much better stouts, probably would be just a shade below average in my book
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Smell is chocolate, sweet, nutmeg. Jet black with tan head. Tate is low hops, but noticeable, oateal, full mouthfeel, moderate malt. Dry/sweet stout. nice head to thin ring. Low hop aftertaste and lots of lace around glass. Great aroma, appearance, taste, and heavy palate on this one. Overall a great brew with an irish feast of beef stew. Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Poured near black with a very dark, modest sized head. Molasses and a hint of coffee in the intensely sweet and malty aroma. Flavor was especially smooth for a stout. The palate was very pleasant and the finish was a mild roast and bitter chocolate. I’m not often in the mood for stouts, but when I am, I wouldn’t mind reaching for more of these.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours thick syrupy dark brown with little to no head. Flavor is slighty burnt with hints of car coal, nice and malty with a caramel finish. BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Nice aroma of malts, smoke, caramel and bittersweet chocolate. Some toffee in the flavor accompanied by sumatra-esque qualities, baked bread and just a hint of vanilla with a robust and dry finish. Pretty carbonated. A very drinkable beer. I could drink this often. Nice sample of this style. Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 I figured that since they put four bottles in the pack, it’s expected that you consume them in short order. I did that with great pleasure and inebriation. The lightly burnt chocolate aroma follows directly into the drink, but thinner than one might expect. It has a self-described dry finish, but is decidedly acidic after warming. The drink is carried through to a rather thick, sweet after-swallow, but if it gets annoying another drink will be soon to follow. As I am a daily Blatz drinker, it is a nice affordable change...! bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2011
16oz. bottle to pint glass. Pours black with small beige head that laces well. I get malt and a little coffee. taste is sweet with bread, malt, chocolate and coffee with a coffee-like bitter finish that has a dry aftertaste. Fairly creamy with balance carbonation. Pretty solid stout. stephen louis (166) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
On the pour: very dark but not black,the head is very small(too small for style) and faded fast.good lacing.A wack of malt in the nose,burnt malt.
On taste: Its good.I thought it would be bitter because of the nose.It is not.Lots of Carmel,malt,and a sweet rotten fruitiness to it,that is very nice.It is simple and good.The finish trys for chocolate and falls a little short.Hops add a tiny amount of bitterness and (lemon?).
All in all another good beer by a impressive brewery.This beer has more carbonation then my glass would indicate,but it is underbodied(is that a word?) for the style.