Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours black with a small brown head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is roast, vanilla, dark chocolate and espresso. Taste is a perfect bittersweet. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Really enjoyed this.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with foamy brown head, light lacing / Grassy, toasty nose of roast barley, coffee, and chocolate / Medium body, a touch thin, acidic with some sweetness and chew, with otherwise good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of grass, dark roast coffee, cocoa, vanilla, and cooked dark fruit / A little flabby of body and flavor, and you’ve got to really love vanilla.
jantonius (8) - USA - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Craft Dry Irish Stout in my opinion! Rich Chocolate Hue, milk like texture with hints of chocolate and vanilla.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really dark brew with a lot going on. Dense on the nose with hints of vanilla, roasted malt, and tan foam on top tat disappears. Well hidden alcohol, and a super pillowy, smooth texture. A really delicious, exceptional stout.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours black with minimum head. The aroma Is vanilla up front. The taste is vanilla extract and bean.. Big sweetness.
adamjackson (1747) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a 5% stout? In a can? Hmmm.. Served fairly cold in a pint glass. No head was produced. Poured midnight black. I can smell vanilla from a few feet away. licorice and tobacco on the nose. Taste is very pleasant. Sweet, vanilla, toffee, oak and licorice. Medium body despite the midnight oily color. Decent beer.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ervs Mug. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and espresso. Taste of dark chocolate, brown sugar, mild vanilla, dark malts and a hint of dark fruit. Mild bitter finish, nice stout.
arkurzynski (1287) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, thick black pour with yellow-tan head. Light roast, dark fruit, brown sugar, background vanilla, and some mild oxidation/cardboard. Flavor is a heavy, fairly acidic roast with some dark fruit. Barely perceivable vanilla in the background. Moderate to heavy lingering coffee, roast grain, and soapy hops. Nice, medium palate. Enough vanilla to add mild complexity, but not enough to really take notice. Flavor certainly tops the nose on this one.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: The aroma consists of chocolate syrup, vanilla, and light roasted coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with sweet milk chocolate. There’s some light-moderate sweet vanilla notes in the middle. The finish has some light roasted coffee. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, it may be a simple, but it’s pretty tasty and not overloaded with vanilla.
craftfreak (13) - USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty much exactly what I want from a Stout! Love the art work, and that it comes in a Can!
Rich chocolate, coffee, vanilla on the nose. Pours oily black with rich caramel colored head that dies quickly but leaves thick brown sticky lacing. Tastes exactly how it smells. I worry when I hear brewed with vanilla that I will get a syrupy sweetness but not here, just a hint of vanilla. Dry coffee and dark chocolate notes, splash of lactose and under carbonated (which is perfect for this beer)
All I want to give this a perfect score is bourbon aging, please please please put this on bourbon!