NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can thanks to Skyinbrian. pours black with a brownish head. Nose is full of lettuce at first, then cocoa and that’s about it. Taste is pretty inoffensive, kind of like dirt mixed with lettuce. I don’t get this crew at all...
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at the ’09 Fish Fry. Pours blackish with a soapy beige head. The aroma is ash, some chocolate, planty hops, and mild caramel. The flavor is ashy with some chalk, burnt caramel, celery seed, and just a little bit of roasty sourness and toffee. Not too shabby.
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma contains some chocolate, coffee, and maybe toffee? The flavor is oddly sour with some sour grapes along with chocolate and coffee. Sour stouts suck in my book. This one does as well. Overall not horrid but something is off.
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I get the weird feeling that most of these Butternut beers were a name and a label before anyone decided to actually make the beer. Black maybe a little red, big beige head. A little drier than I expected. Some odd vegetal note in the finish. OK, I suppose.
KUEric (938) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The ting that was troubling about this, was it kept getting worse and worse as it warmed ... I guess the flavor came to life as it warmed.
Had a little coffee flavor, but just a litte also a little roasted/toasted flavor. But that was about it for the plesantness, the rest was just a bit off.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. can. Pours pretty much black with small red highlights. Small, light tan head that doesn’t stick around long. The first aroma I get is almost varnish like. Interesting hay/grassy nose with a little bit of malt in the background. Medium-high carbonation with a light mouthfeel. Grass, hay, and burnt malt on the palate. Light in body. I would say it is comparable in feel to a black lager. Interesting, but that varnish note ruins the whole experience. No lacing at all with this one either. There are much better stouts out there.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, served in a shaker glass. Pours dark brown, black in the glass, topped by a minimal beige head. The smell has that fruity English characteristic found in so many ESBs as well as some cocoa powder, chalk, and cola. The flavor is creamy and chocolatey, some deep roasty character appears mid-palate. Smooth though thin. Has some lingering roastedness in the finish. A fairly solid milk stout and easily the best in the Butternuts variety pack.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a black color with a small creamy tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty finish with chocolate in the aftertaste.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to MrBunn.. Awfully watery looking stout with a creme colored head. Aroma of paper grocery bags and chocolate. Rather uneventful flavor with no particular taste jumping out...some chocolate and fruit, but not much.Better than the PorkSlap at least, but not much of a triumph.
NachlamSie (3256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. pours really dark brown, near black with vitrually no head. Aroma is quite chocolatey with hints of brownies and chocolate milk. After i take a few sips, that metallic flavor I found in the other Butternuts is noticeable. There is enough blatant chocolate found to save the day. The mouthfeel is a little thin for a sweet stout. The finish is almost sour, but is washed away by the chocolate flavor. Not so good for a stout but not horrible. Not horrible.