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 Finch’s -- hope to see it again in the future, it’s a keeper!
nearbeer (4392) - 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 they’ve made yet, i really dig it. one of the better 5% stouts i’ve had at all.
Serving type: can
brian60625 (742) - 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.
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 don’t believe this is 5.3% awesome stuff all around.
DoublEE (783) - 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 (3357) - 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.
mathieuc (2485) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a huge "milk chocolate" head. Carbonation level is on the lower side (which I appreciate) so it (the head) doesn’t stay around for too long, oh well. Aroma is really nice, with faint notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate, I use the word "faint" but I’d rather say "in their place" as none is overpowering the other, quite wonderful! Flavor is also not overpowering, unlike many beers out there there is no standout flavor here. I get a little chocolate, a little coffee and a little vanilla - in that order. It is really balanced and not a flavor bomb which often come out as roasted malts or ash bombs when speaking about stouts, a really masterful act here!
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick black like espresso with a thin tan head. Nose is umami, roasted coffee and chocolate. Tastes of roasted mildly bitter coffee, charred beef, and chocolate come through with underlying vanilla and umami notes and a touch of sweetness. Full, creamy body with low carbonation. This is a tasty, easy drinking stout with pleasant roasted bitterness that’s tempered by a mild chocolate sweetness.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Kinda weird seeing something so dark come from a can. Pours black. Aroma of burnt grain, licorice, vanilla oak, alcoholic esters. Mmm tastes like a stout. There’s nice char character, very burnt flavors, sweet burnt grains, wooded earthy hops. Very bold flavors. It’s quite a delicious stout. (3740)