Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2002
Dark brown; toasty, a little thin, has a whole grain bread crustiness to it. A decent porter, but nowhere near making it as a stout. jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Light nose. Brief, uninspiring off white/tan head. Nice roasted flavor, but low in body. Dark chocolate on the back end. Unassertive for what it is supposed to be. More of a small porter. 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. RSRIZZO (1984) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Had this beer on 6/14/2000. Aroma is a roasted malt scent with wine like tones. Color is black with ok carbonation and a nice brown head. Taste is richly sweet and sour. Starting with a full body it goes down with a sour tang. Finish is a strong sour tang backed by a lightly sweet roasted flavor. teromous (119) - - AUG 19, 2014
Appearance: Dark black body with a thin khaki head.
Aroma: I get the slight scent of alcohol followed by an acrid roasted scent. A hint of burnt caramel follows.
Taste: It doesn’t have an overpowering roasted flavor but it is fairly strong. The aftertaste of burnt caramel lingers on the palate. A bit of alcohol in there as well.
Palate: It isn’t quite as dry feeling as I would expect from a Dry Stout. It’s a bit sticky and thick.
O: Overall I was not very impressed by the beer. It was not dry as it should have been, and for a beer at 5.7% (from label) the alcohol just came through too much. The roast flavor is good, but it’s just not a very clean beer.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Tap at Standings Bar. Dark black beer with a thin brown head. Lightly sour, roasty aroma. A bit of light vegetal character up front. There is also a bit of light citrus. Flavour is just kind of non-descript. Lightly roasty with a bit of cocoa roastiness. Meh... kind of rancid and gross. drdisque (828) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Boring typical Irish style stout, lacking the creaminess of its more popular competitors, is more roasty and watery. Not recommended. crossovert (12613) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Another crappy dry stout. Thsi one has notes of plastic, peat, and mineral water, pretty par for the style.