Frank (3900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a bit sweet for my liking bit it does have a nice chocolatey malt character. The sweetness highlights a certain fruitiness which is nice but also clashes with the strongly bitter finish. This seems well brewed bit the recipe isnít doing it for me.
drfabulous (6184) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce can thanks to wchesser. Big dark pour. Creamy for sure. Chocolate. Big body. Well doen.
Ernest (7211) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, unsweetened chocolate), with a light note of peppermint. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Surprisingly timid nose with very little going on...itís rare that I find a stout this shy to show its aromas, even after warming. Whatís more odd is that it smells like peppermint was added. The mouthfeel and flavor balance are nice, though, so even though the aroma offers virtually nothing to lure you in, itís a pleasant sipper. Third try from this brewery and still not finding any magic here unfortunately. Maybe theyíre only notable from draft? Dunno.
ajnepple (4835) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 16 oz single can from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Black appearance with a sticky tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, rich, dark and roasted with a bittersweet finish. Medium plus body with a smooth creamy feel. A little "meaty" or something, but pretty good overall.
Garrold (3922) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, by way of trade with HenrikO. Cheers Henrik! Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Thin, very sticky, lasting, tan head. Nose has fruity, dark chocolate. Liquorice. Baked stone fruit. Light roast coffee bean. Taste is soft, treacle sweet. Turns roast malt bitter. Good balance. Very smooth, and easy drinking. A fruity tang turns up, and mixes nicely with the chocolatey, treacly sweetness.
sudsmeister (74) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Served at around 50 degrees in a mug.
Very nice pour with decent and short lasting head. Mostly opaque in the mug.
Nose is coffee and cocoa. Taste is much the same but with a ton of nice malt. A little bit of anise there, too.
This is the best brew I have sampled from this brewery and will be buying it again.
lightbias (438) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís an exhausting day and definitely spring, but still cool in the evening; the perfect evening for a stout. Iíve been looking at this and wanting it badly, but wanted it to be right for the moment. The instant I peel back the tab on this brew, I know Iíve made the right choice.
- The aroma is espresso; a dark, roasted nutty chocolate, and I can smell the richness of it, and it promises so much. I pour, and the body seems lighter than I expect from the aroma. Deep brown, a ruby reflection in the light darkens as the beer fills the glass. The foam rises, a creamy latte hue, and eventually develops a two finger depth; the head thick and spongy, visually quite beautiful.
- The scent is arousing, my mouth watering in anticipation, and I sip through the thick suds, drawing the creamy beer over my lips. The body is almost downy on my tongue, surprisingly light but heavy in experience. Old leather and a touch of ash adds a bit of romance to the flavor, the malts commanding, but not overpowering.
- Smooth and dreamy, the carbonation gives a lift to the body, and carries the whole experience through to an immensely gratifying finish. Consistent and delicious...right down to my very last, very sad drop.
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Black with a medium beige head that has fair retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted walnuts and anise. The taste mirrors the aroma with accent on well roasted walnuts and some burnt toast. Lots of roasty flavors in this one. The palate is full and creamy. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Top shelf.
Beaver (1612) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate grains and black patent malt with a little old coffee.
The flavor is sweet grainy chocolate malts with a heavy acidic roast bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an OK stout. Grains and lots of heavy roast.
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown black. Nose is initially some caramel sweetness followed by dark roast malts. Creamy mouthfeel, with dark roast, chocolate, and caramel malts, and lingering bitterness. Tasty. Not complex or terribly unique, but nails it.