doctorboos (2) - - JUN 9, 2017 does not count
Delicious beer, much like Guinness but stronger - 8% ABV but goes down like water
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Tap at mellow mushroom new Albany. Smoky nose and thick black pour. Smooth and thick. Coffee and smoke filled. Good. Real good sir. Says heavy seas though Christpuncher (3191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
An okay imperial stout. Sweet atart with a strong alcohol bite. Malty undertones. Not the highest quality beer. Pours black with a tan head. Had in Charlotte.
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Dark brown-black body, medium sized frothy light-tan head, soapy lacing. Mild roast, coffee, and semi-sweet chocolate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a soft, easy finish. TimsRatings (421) - - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at BottleMixx (Raleigh).
Pours dark with tan head. Mild (weak ?) aroma. Thin mouthfeel for a stout. Coffee dominates taste, with a few other misc flavors.
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Wiseblood (701) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Out of the ubiquitous plastic cup at the Ren Faire. Very rich, black bodied with a sizeable head. Strong coffee aroma. Sweet, roasted malt taste. Oily and chocolately. Dry, roasty finish. Great for an October day surrounded by pirates. altacyr (144) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 7, 2008
Dificílima de ser encontrada: apenas na costa oeste americana. Coloração amadeirada, sabor forte e marcante, duradoura. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
I love the pirate theme of Swashbuckler, and very pleased that a brewery, as was the case in medieval times, could be found in the shire. Swashbuckler beers can be found pouring at three different locations on the faire grounds, the most popular being the brewery pour house, and O’Malley’s Pour House. The only caveat about Swashbuckler’s beer is the fact that is a bit on the pricey side, selling for $4.75 a 16 oz plastic cup. The plastic cup is a tad annoying, but the most logical and understandable drinking vessel, as you can roam freely though the faire with your beer in one hand and a turkey leg in the other.
I tasted the full range of Swashbuckler beers, and found them to range from well done to outstanding. The Walk the Plank Pale ale was a delicious, very hoppy beer, a real stand out, but it was their Old Peg Leg Stout that impressed me the most. This is a rich, delicious, hearty stout, with plenty of chocolate, roast, and coffee notes, but it also has a very assertive hop character. Coming in at 5% abv, it is the type of beer you could enjoy a few of, but at 58 IBU, it has a bit more hop aroma and bite than most examples of the style, and makes for one delicious beer.
Old Peg Leg Stout pours to a deep ebony color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is just jam packed with character. Lots of big roasty aromas and chocolate aromas marry with big citrus and piney hop aroma. The palate is rich, creamy, and full on the tongue, with plenty of sweet malt, dark chocolate, coffee, mild roast, and hints of black currant. Old Peg Leg Stout finishes with more big creamy chocolaty flavors, more mildly roasty flavors, and then ends with a vibrant punch of citric/piney hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue.
Wow. A very impressive, big, rich, creamy and delicious stout just bursting with big aromas and flavors. PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2005
On tap: PA Ren Faire: Thin bodied for a stout. Some roasted notes but I found the beer to be rather oily. I’d rather walk the plank. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Draft at PA Ren. Fair. AAARRR, mateys! First of all, let’s get over the plastic cup issue. This is a great stout, and it would be great served out of a glass mug, a plastic cup, or dripping out of Oprah Winfrey’s skin folds. Very dark blackish color, with medium dark tan head. The aroma is of strong roasty malts, with a big chocoff presence. Excellent flavor, with big chocoff in the taste and finish. Dense palate, and very complex and well balanced. A top notch stout. Ye shall drink this one or I’ll be forced to draw and quarter your limey ass, ye lily livered cretin!