Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sienna brown, very dark, with a thin lining of beige foam. Toasted graham cracker, prune, cocoa powder aroma, with a bit of oxidized coffee. There is warmth and depth, though the vague sourness of black malts is distracting, along with a pinch of butter. Malt forward, balanced flavor, quieter on roast and rough character and more toward delicate, tempered sweetness; cookie dough, red fruits, caramel. Soapy, astringent black malts are not entirely absent, and again, quite distracting. Thin but textured mouthfeel, stylistically appropriate. Quiet, bakers chocolate and bread crust finish. Though not suited to my taste, this is definitely a good effort.
islay (1327) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can, consumed on 1-11-15. Pours dark brown with a moderate to large amount of taupe/tan head. Produces good lacing. Malty aroma features scents of dark chocolate and rich, dark chocolate cake. Charred, malty taste. Quite nice flavor. Tastes like overcooked pie crust. Really nice, likable flavor. Good, charred aftertaste. Light body. Soft and smooth in the palate. Insubstantial palate effects. Overall, this is a darn good stout, especially given that it is fairly low in alcohol content.
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark thin pour black pour. Big earthy chocolate aroma. Initial taste was lots of bitter and lots of roasted malt. Almost too toasty, as in almost tastes burnt. Still, was a decent beer.
deyholla (7360) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours black with a chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice roasted malt and dark grain note with a bit of semi-dark chocolate underlying. Flavor has lots of bitter dark grains with a growing roasted malt note and a good amount of bitter dark chocolate.
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - Pours black with a filmy tan head. Nose is ashy, dry dark malt with hints of chocolate. Same taste up front--real dry and ashy. Stay dry through the finish, as that chocolate peeks through again. Thin and watery, with mellow carbonation. Just ok.
arnold931 (702) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar. Okay stout.
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours deep black, medium brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, ashtray, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, roasty, coffee, chocolate, cigarettes. Minimal acidity. Medium body, a bit creamy. Pretty nice, actually.
fatguys (74) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can, which is just as good as draft, plus I can control the temperature. Classic American stout with a touch more hops than normal. Roasty, chocolatey, balanced, quality ingredients, tasty.
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. Deep brown black body. Respectable beige head laces up the glass. Roasty chocolate tones, smooth mellow chocolate aroma. Easy on the palate. .sessionable..drinkable. Classic US sweet stout.
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deemed a stout, seems more like a porter. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Chocolate, roasted coffee flavor. Seems a little thin for a stout. Still good.