HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can to snifter. Black pour with a short lived beige head that turns to a light film and ring. Aroma of cacao, charred wood, and licorice. Taste is sweet cream and dark chocolate. Very creamy in the mouth. This drinks much bigger than the ABV would suggest. Pretty nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small soapy-creamy very dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was strong chocolate syrup and vanilla. The flavor was toasty malts, cocoa, vanilla cream, and anise. Long chocolate, cream and vanilla finish. Very thick and smooth though a touch undercarbonated. Well done.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11 ounce pour - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Black, rich-looking body, with a deep, tan-hued head, about one-third of an inch high.
Smell: Sizable roasty, coffee notes, brownie mix, molasses. Then, some softer cream, vanilla scents. Dark fruitiness. A hint of smoke and spice.
Taste: Roasted malts sprinkled with pipe tobacco ash and full of flavors tasting of espresso, vanilla cream, prunes, brownies. Very small snippet of licorice. Ample sweetness, but itís not overly sweet. Minimal hop character and bitterness showing beyond the robust malts. The light ashen tone is sustained until the smooth, roasty, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Good stuff. For me, the best of the Finch bunch to date.
WolfKeeper (2) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprising entry from Finchís -- hope to see it again in the future, itís a keeper!
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can. Opaque ebony with a lasting disc of creamy foam. Big nose of dark chocolate, oatmeal, espresso, caramel, toasted nut, berry, and char. Taste is the same great mix with maybe a bit more lactose and berry, plus some iodine and driftwood. Medium body is sweet, but not sticky, and very smooth with low-medium carbonation.
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 theyíve made yet, i really dig it. one of the better 5% stouts iíve had at all.
Serving type: can
brian60625 (701) - 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 Iíve enjoyed a plainly present vanilla aspect. Thick in body and smooth in mouthfeel- low carbonation. Itís all delicious and probably as healthy as a double bacon cheeseburger.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black, aromas of espresso, bakers chocolate. The taste is full of roasted notes with a bitter coffee finish. This beer amazes me, the mouth feel is very full for the low abv, I almost donít believe this is 5.3% awesome stuff all around.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
chinchill (1013) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint can poured like motor oil, but with a durable brown head.
Aroma: coffee, milk and dark chocolate. Less roasted malt than expected.
T: dark roasted malts; no burnt quality; lots of dark chocolate, light vanilla and a trace of coffee, Rather sweet but not cloying.
M: Full-bodied; appropriately low carbonation. Very creamy.
O: A rich and satisfying sweet stout with a wallop of chocolate malts.