ROBC3366 (619) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Incredibly dark black beer, 0 translucence. Good texture, decent lacing. Very subtle coffee aroma, but strong going down the throat. I thought the ABV was much higher. Chocolate notes at the end.
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coyforce (602) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flavor is a malty roasted grain but the aftertaste contains a vanilla base. Pour is dark black but the head is non-existant.
ryanscourt (744) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and creamy. Good chocolate flavors. Heavy but light alcohol. Very nice beer that is packed with flavor but very approachable compared to some bigger stouts.
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can I think (didn’t put it in my notes). Dark brown pour with a brown head. DArk roasted malt aromas. Sweet with vanilla and roasted malt notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
Ed5388 (2061) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can shared by JohnGonk. Pours black with a small creamy copper head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, leather, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste of burnt black malt, coffee, caramel, and vanilla.
kidobutai (353) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. May have been the pour, but very little head. Incredibly dark black beer, 0 translucence. Good texture, decent lacing. Very subtle coffee aroma, but strong going down the throat. I thought the ABV was much higher. Chocolate notes at the end.
ScipioA (290) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out looking great - black with a huge cappuccino brown/tan head. Somewhat of a muted stout aroma, nothing really memorable about it. Very sweet, I get the impression of a heavily sugared espresso. I don’t really get any of the vanilla beyond a whiff in the aftertaste, but this is definitely delicious. Smooth and thick for a 5% abv stout. Great beer, and love that it comes in 16 oz cans, the beer format of kings.
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into an English pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a small dark khaki head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel, coffee, toasted malts, dark chocolate, with a bit of licorice and vanilla. Taste is toasty malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and hints of vanilla and caramel. Slightly bitter, moderately sweet. Average finish length of mostly bittersweet chocolate/cocoa and toasty malts. Medium full body, somewhat creamy texture, average carbonation. Overall a fine sweet stout. I would have liked for the vanilla to have been boosted as it only gives a bit of background character here. But overall definitely worth your time and money.
keanex (1435) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Used oil black with brown edges, very quickly dissipating brown head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel with some roasted malts and hints of licorice.
Taste: Mildly sweet with hints of caramel and a touch of roasted malts. Molasses and licorice ruin the back end.
Palate: Medium bodied, mildly carbonated.
Overall: The finish ruins this for me. Otherwise it’s a decent stout.
darb85 (49) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with tan head. Smooth earthy front with slight vanilla coffee finish. Very good. On tap at blackfinn