WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Being only the third ratebeerian to rate this one, and only seeing it for the first time today, I have very little idea of what to expect. That said, the color is nice (not QUITE black, but very dark brown) with a generous tan head. Aroma is...strange. A little earthy, in my opinion. The flavor is nice, and not TOO dry. Actually, I'm pleasantly surprised by the flavor. This is NOT a dry stout along the guinness lines...much different with different character to the flavor. A decent stout, though not a great one. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Not quite what I expected from an Irish Stout; I expected more malt and less fruitiness. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 For all of the good stouts in the world, there’s a fair share of unremarkable ones. This "Irish Stout" is one of them, but it’s not that bad. Smells like it should and stands its ground, but when it hits the palate, the traces of coffee and chocolate are much less noticable. Not as bitter as it should be, but then again, it’s not a lot of things. 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
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 The aroma has raisins, toasted malt, coffee, leaves, and chocolate. The appearance is super dark brown with a medium head. The flavor has all the elements from the aroma with what seems to be tannins giving it an off taste. The palate is thin for a stout but the aftertaste is bittersweet chocolate. I was disappointed with this one but it’s not awful.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Dark brown with a smallish dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, roastiness, some chocolate. Finishes dry. dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Nice big black pour with a nice off white head. Chocolaty winey aroma with a hint of coffee beans. Taste is thick with a touch chocolate malt. Finishes nice and smooth. JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Sweet malt aroma with a touch of chocolate. Flavor to match, but with coffee bitterness. rick10485 (53) - oneonta, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Smokey, bitter coffee and burnt chocolate flavor at first sip. Ends with a hoppy & robust barely notes. I am not sure where the "irish style" fits into this. It certianly is a stylish stout though. Not too bad. I recommend if you like to try a wild stout arminjewell (9675) - 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.