kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thing whispy tan head. Aroma is dark roast coffee with a sweet chocolatey note. Nice creamy feel with a pleasant carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter and dry. Semi-sweet roast body.
mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black pour with two fingers of dark brown, frothy head. Very pretty. Lots of spotty lace. Aroma was full of dark cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt. Kinda like a melted candy bar. Flavors were much of the same. Tons of rich chocolate flavors, vanilla, sweet cream, lightly roasted malt, more cocoa. Rich velvety mouthfeel, lighter carbonation. This ran like a really good milk stout with gobs of vanilla and chocolate thrown in. Very good.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz Can, pretty fresh. Served at around 55F.
Pours black with a two finger rich brown head, leaves beautiful drippy rings and sheets of lacing and holds a good cap. Purty.
Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts...that’s pretty much it, but that’s all there needs to be. Good to very good strength.
Flavor is more of the same, vanilla, rich creamy chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, fairly sweet, minimal bitterness, minimal alcohol. Very tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy, gotta figure there’s some oatmeal at work here, soft to moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking.
Man this stuff is good. A real nice rich dessert, but not too big, so it’s soooo easy to drink. Tons of body and flavor for a 5.3% ABV Stout. Nailed it!
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kellehers, Peoria. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malt, maybe black patent also. Sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, sweetness of vanilla, very tasty.
brian60625 (723) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can, as shown in the photo. Pitch black and syrupy in appearance. It leaves a swampmonster goo on the glass when you swirl it around. Vanilla and coffee bean aromas pair together nicely. Taste wise, this is one of the first beers where I’ve enjoyed a plainly present vanilla aspect. Thick in body and smooth in mouthfeel- low carbonation. It’s all delicious and probably as healthy as a double bacon cheeseburger.
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pounder can from Capone’s. Pours..wow, this one pours motor oily thick black with dark brown edges and minimal tan head. Nose is black patent malt, choc malt, cacao, and mild vanilla. Tastes rich, with a big black patent and chocolate malt flavor, cacao, ovaltine, hazelbut, and mild anise. Complex in the flavor and pretty hefty in the mouthfeel, this one is really good.
Cybercat (2915) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of the can a rich, deep, coffe-like sable with a very thick and rather persistent tan head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, chocolate and good coffee, plus an undertone of vanilla. Robust flavor has smoky, vanilla, mocha and toffee notes, some sweetness but not too much. Texture is smooth, firm and somewhat fizzy. Glad this "secret" is out!
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark pour with a ring of tan head. Vanilla and milky roast with some coffee and espresso notes. Taste is similar, with bitter roast mixing with the coffee and vanilla. Medium-thin with some minimal carbonation.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Can… This beer rocks!… Pitch black pour with a small, creamy, taupe head. The aroma supplies gobs of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel. I’m not picking up much vanilla – it’s there, but I really had to dig for it. Full-bodied and über creamy – fatty even – with feather-soft carbonation. At room temperature, both the flavor and finish are malty, carbonic swirls of bittersweet dark chocolate and espresso with only a sliver of vanilla. The best moderate-gravity stout I’ve tried in a very long while! A session stout that drinks like an imperial stout. Huge thanks to StFun for including this can as an extra in a trade!
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty great opaque looking 5.3% beer if you ask me, looks creamy with a dark tan cap.
The nose is milk chocolate with a bit of roasty notes sort of like a mild coffee, little sweetness.
The vanilla comes out much more in the flavors then the aroma, makes a vanilla creamy coffee sort of deal, but the sweetness is strong and lasting.
mouthfeel is low carb and creamy in an almost nitro way, great.
This is the best beer Finch has made yet, or maybe i should say the only noteworthy beer they’ve made yet, i really dig it. one of the better 5% stouts i’ve had at all.
Serving type: can