BillWyce (769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: growler from GAT Beer, NE Philadelphia. Poured opaque ink-black with a 3-finger dark tan head. Creamy and chocolatey aroma. Medium body, slightly oily. Roasty flavor up front that gives way to a chocolate note. The roasty note returns in the finish, with a bit of a cocoa note as well.
puboflyons (2262) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the can. It pours the color of oil with a small head that dissipates almost on contact. A bevy of aromas including roasted dark malts and vanilla bean with a burnt smoky quality top it. All very subtle but all very distinctive. Medium smooth body. The taste has is also quite roasty and toasty with a low bitterness finishing slightly dry.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Oily black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, subtle smoke. Very smooth and filling mouthfeel. No bitterness.
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of coffee and vanilla, and roasted malt, very inviting. Flavor was similar, verty smooth and flavorful for a lower abv stouf. Probably one of the best i;ve had in a long time. Right up there with mean old tom.
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The srioma is of chocolate and the taste is of roasted coffee and chocolate. That lingers bitter on gge palate
Iphonephan (3735) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 From a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a clear dark cola with a thin tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of licorice and chocolate. Medium bodied, light carbonation, roasty finish.
nsquishee (620) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very delicious and smooth stout with lots of roasted chocolate malts that provide a sweet satisfaction. Flavors of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts, and rye bread. Very tasty. I bet this would be awesome in a beer float.
Clarkdvm (188) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pore from a can. Smooth chocolate. Beautiful stout. Aftertaste is not extreme. No complaints
AndyW68 (1160) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like used motor oil with a nice khaki head. Aroma is mild, but had chocolate and fruit. Taste is roasted malt and chocolate. Nice creamy brew.
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can; Pour is fairly murky brown with a one finger, fine bubbled khaki head into this glass. It poured more viscous than expected; frankly I wondered if this was really going to be a sweet stout but the abv puts it into the stout category, it seems. It retains on the average side, with some sticky lacing present here. The nose is mild vegetable, chocolate milk, cocoa bean, mild vanilla, with feint roast. The flavor profile is coffee, chocolate morsel, lactose, vanilla, with a fairly robust feeling - its roast dominant, however. This was a slight surprise - a nice offering from finch, nicer than most.