dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2017 Nitro pour. Aroma of cookies, milk chocolate, oats, and dirt. Taste is oats with chocolate and biscuits. Andrew196 (1941) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2017
Draft at Cottonwood - Pours dark, creamy head. Lots of roast, coffee, a little bit of chocolate. Medium bodied, creamy at first, slightly chalky towards the end. Pretty simple and straightforward. Not great, not bad, seems like a decent St. Paddy’s session beer. Ernest (7744) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Draft at Eureka, Boulder. Lasting (nitro) head. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, dark chocolate), with a light note of minerals. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
This has a pretty inviting (if basic) aroma, but nitrogen utterly ruins it in the mouth, where it’s incredibly thin and watery. Don’t get me wrong, I’m fully on board for a 3.7% stout, but nitrogen is a terrible choice for such a light body (it’s a terrible choice for any beer, IMHO, but especially for such a diminutive brew). Definitely needs more bitterness too. RedSox2004 (1928) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Nitro on tap at KSQ. Black with a solid, though not thick, head, excellent retention and lacing. Roasted malt aroma and flavors, with a slight bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate. Medium body, minimal carbonation, soft creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. dwyerpg (6285) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2016
A nice creamy aroma. Absolutely beautiful creamy pour. The flavor is much thinner than the appearance , which is too be expected given the alcohol content. An imperialized version of this would be much better.
kerenmk (4897) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
On tap, Top Hops Beer Shop, NYC, 11.5.16. Erez. Black with a creamy tan head. Lots of coffee, a little cocoa and earthy baked potato in the nose, smooth cocoa and soft bitterness in the mouth. Rather light-bodied, chocolatey finish and smooth. ExpendableHero (925) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Kind of like a super Guinness. Dark, cola colored beer with a white head. Faint aromas of chocolate. Tastes of mild chocolate, watery coffee, and some roasted grains. Bittersweet, somewhat lactic, finish. Very dry on the mouth feel but very smooth. Tasty and easy to drink. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 14, 2016
On tap at Victory in Downingtown. It pours a dark mahogany color with a khaki head. The aroma is balanced smoke and roasted malt. The flavor is the same with a little hint of anise, roast and smoke. Low carbonation. Pretty watery on the palate, but understandable for the low ABV. Ok. Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at Victory Brewing. Pours black. Odd carbonation in glass for nitro. Like a better Guinness. Dark by not heavy. ladnewton (2000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
On tapat the Blind Tiger, Greenwich Village on 8th July 2026. Almost black with pale tan lacing foam. Roast malts with sweet caramel aroma. Roasty malts and lactic creaminess in-mouth. A cafė crême finish with a caramel foundation. Medium bodied, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.