fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly clear, gold to orange pour with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, toasted corn, caramel, toffee and tree fruit. Flavor starts off with a mixture of chocolate coffee syrup and cocoa nibs, then some toast, sweet cereal, sweet corn, toffee, grass and fruity notes. Light body, thin, slightly (and awkwardly) acidic feel with a light, slightly sharp carbonation. This beer is pretty strange, but I kinda dig it.
ccex (1170) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head that lasts a while before leaving some lacing. Aroma is all chocolate and hazelnut. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a touch of bready malts in the middle and a slightly dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation. Iíd call this a white stout if it were a little thicker. This one is a fairly simple novelty, and not something Iíd try regularly.
Frank (3812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This stuff is kind of cute but I am not sure it holds up as more than a novelty. Itís orange and hazy, mostly headless. It smells and tastes mildly of chocolate w/o much else aside from a hint of bready malt. Itís got a fairly full body w/o being terribly sweet but does feel a bit heavy despite prickly carbonation. I could probably drink more than one of these but I canít imagine why I would.
HuskerTan (1426) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Chocolate, hazelnuts.
A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Chocolate, nuts.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly sweet dry finish.
O- Pretty good actually. Lots of chocolate and some hazelnut. I like it.
Itzjerm (1978) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a sampler I thought this was a good beer from the brewery. ON draft maybe so. But I bought a six pack . Aroma is light chocolate and watery. Flavor is watery and chocolate also. Mouthfeel is okay actually. I would look for another version of a white stout. But this isnít horrible. Look for the white buffalo.
ryecatcher (1239) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Hazy, golden pour, not much of a head to speak of. Nose is chocolate chip cookie dough. Mouth is thin, mildly sweet, cookie dough and cocoa butter. Not great, but not terrible either. Probably would pair well with... um... cookies.
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprised I didnít have this when I visited there, but hereís a single can from Binnyís. Hazy gold pour under a fizzy head. Just a light malt smell with a note of cocoa. Iím liking the subtle Nestleís Quik taste sitting side-by-side with a dry malt base. Enjoying this while watching "Dracula," where BelŠ is also sucking on dirty blondes.
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GTMW 2015. Hazy yellow color, thick creamy white head. Aroma of dusty cocoa. Taste is chocolatey straw. Interesting and easy to drink.
tmoreau (3421) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight/fest glass, displaying a clear, golden color, with a frothy layer of soft white head foam, and good cling to the wavy ribbons of lacing. The nose was chocolate syrup, with candy sweetness, a bit of perfumey spiciness, and a slight hint of mint. Light+ bodied aided by spritzy carbonation, the taste added a modest, earthy bitterness that dried a bit on the finish. Unusual chocolate notes, but fairly sessionable.
crossovert (10681) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
355ml can. Blonde pour. This beer is jsut sweet and chocolate cakey, pretty mediocre.
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, poured into a tulip at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a quite hazy amber-gold, which looks similar to clover honey that has crystallized solid. Forms a thick white head which vanishes without a trace in short order. No lacing.
Smell: Somewhat akin to opening a chocolate bar under oneís nose while standing in a wheaty, grassy prairie in the springtime. Thereís a hint of sweetness, and pollen.
Taste: This opens with a wheaten-grassy blonde ale flavor profile, which is joined by an ever-increasing taste of milk chocolate starting in the middle and growing in strength to the finish. By the end, the chocolate has shifted to darker chocolate, and combines with a grassy sort of bitterness, leaving an aftertaste that mingles the two.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thin and light, with a finish bordering on watery.
Overall: Not a bad beer. Also not anything particularly amazing. I may repeat it when in and around Iowa.