esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
16oz bottle. Dark brown with little to no head. Mild smoke, coffee, roasted malts. Semi-thin mouthfeel with roasted malts and a hint of chocolate and some fruity notes to it. A little miscast as a dry stout. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours s very dark brown with a smallish light tan head. Aroma is lightly sweet roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Flavor has a sweet grain quality, coffee and bitter chocolate. Finishes somewhat long and bitter. Medium bodied, thin texture. mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Deep amber color with a medium brown head. Dry flavor of roasted coffee with a mild chocolate aroma and a creamy mouth feel. redbarista (40) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Decent beverage. Fairly creamy, has some of the overtly grainy aspects that I associate with spent grain and the midwest. This, however, is balanced with a nice mild roasting and not too much sweetness. Overall, I’m happy with this, though it definitely could fall more on the dry side of stouts in general. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Sampled on tap at the sprecher tour (glendale, wi). Pours a deep dark blackish hue with brown notes and small cinnamon head. Aromas are light on the nose, light dry soda bread, darker malts, and a hint of chocolate. Body is thinner than expected, light notes of darker malts, chocolate, light cream, and vague dry soda bread. Finishes with minimal sweetness and a nice palate stick. Ok.
can8ianben (1545) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2009
A little smokier than the Russian version, still a little more watery than I had hoped, but the flavor profile is fantastic. Dark dark dark. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Had at the brewpub after a tour of the place. Not a bad beer - typical profile and tasty enough. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2012
Draft: poured a black brown with tan head, lacked a bit of the creaminess I’m used to with dry stout. Aroma was roasted malt. Taste was bitter bakers chocolate and full roasted malt. Could be an excellent beer, but presently average. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
aroma- a little chocolate, roasty-malt.
Fairly smooth, lighter than expected. malt, roast, slightly dry finish. MaltOne (368) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours opaque dark brown: tan, fine laced head. Aroma is part slightly sour beer hall, part roasted malt. Flavor follows aroma, more emphasis on the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a bit of ash. Palate is light at first, finishing dry with a lingering thread of sweet. Overall, a decent session Irish style.