andyhwcinc (1309) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru in Wauwatosa, WI; enjoyed at home on Father’s Day prior to heading out for the family day. This stuff is pretty good! Appearance is a creamy pitch black with a rich, dark tan head, looks rather decadent. Aroma of light coffee bitterness, dark chocolate, very subtle vanilla, nice smell. Taste has a great roasted chocolate flavor and the bitterness from the coffee comes towards the end. Not too much lactose / creaminess in this one and it is a bit bitter, but I really like it. Great stuff, happy to have had this as my first Iowa beer!
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best beers in a can I’ve had. It pours like oil, with a very dark head and a nearly 100% opaque body. Initial flavors are excellent, and it performs especially well at cold temperatures (my fridge having some issues that keep it colder than it should be). The palate sagged a bit later on as it warmed, but the flavor and aftertaste both have a well-balanced coffee quality. Very drinkable, frothy rich at times. Good stuff. Can.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black with full, robust, darker tan head. The head is creamy looking as well and is long lasting. Aroma contains chocolate, coffee, some roasty malts, and hints of vanilla. The taste is similar to the aroma. There is a balance of chocolate and coffee, with the coffee impressions perhaps being a bit dominant. Through all of this, there is a tasty vanilla present underneath. Aftertaste is a quick coffee and vanilla. Medium in body, with a thinner, creamy texture. Not a whole lot of carbonation in here. Overall, I enjoyed this one. It doesn’t really do anything all that different than others of this style, but it is done quite well.
DCLawyer (1297) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Pounder->Nonic. Black with thick brown head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee and malt. Good.
DrSilverworm (4738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can, thanks to robotopera. Shared with b3shine. Dark brown color. Thin light brown head. Some loose dots of lace. Medium, slightly bigger body. Kind of a chewier texture, lighter carbonation. Nice coffee aroma, some dark chocolate, light roasty malt. Malty sweet taste, light on the bitter. Really nice coffee stout.
b3shine (4208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Solid beer.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can picked up in Milwaukee. Pours a very attractive opaque brown-black body with a creamy beige head. A really solid coffee stout for sure, somewhat watery smooth black malt body with a pleasant coffee flavor. The bitterness, and most of the flavor is coffee derived..the smooth clean malt body really lets it shine. Well done, very pleasurable to drink.
mikedR (869) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice -- I'm always impressed with flavorful low ABV stouts for some reason. Strong stout aroma after a froth less pour. Quite roasty malt flavors. Very strong roasty coffee notes. Recommended!
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MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a thick rocky brown head and some nice lacing. Aroma is quite light again in the brand... hints of roasted coffee a little bit of coccoa powder. Palate is lightly acidic a bit thinner than I like my stouts but coats and holds form well. Flavor is a fairly acidic roasted coffee note some touches of chocolate in the finish. Drinkable but not great a bit too much of the coffee bitterness in the finish w/ out enough balance.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can. Poured dark brown with a short-ish lived toasted coconut head. The aroma picked up sweet, very enticing coffee and lesser mocha notes, with light earthy and herbal accents.. loved it! The flavor found similar stuff.. tasty, moderately-roasted coffee throughout, with touches of coffee, tobacco, and earth too.. greener coffee beans around the edges.. finished with nice balance and plenty more tasty coffee. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, with just enough carbonation.. very good feel and flow.. great beer!