Chudwick (2328) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Advent beer #21: 12oz VIrGINiA Slims cans - Nose is roast, booze, and milk chocolate. very roasty in my mouth. A tad harsh from the booze. Dark chocolate bitterness.
ClayOso (3) - - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is unique and the only fault is that I did not get the beer before the sell by date had been reached...
madvike (3044) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - Somehow my rating got nuked, so Iím going off of memory on this one. I recall this was about the score I gave it, and I recall lots of chocolate, not a ton of coffee, and nothing that would be the romano bean--at least that I can tell. Iíll have to revisit this one again sometime, but for now this will have to do.
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. More-so than coffee, the aroma is constructed of deep, dark malts, molasses and leather. Full-bodied with bristly carbonation. The bittersweet flavor and finish are loaded with scorched malt and blackstrap molasses with only a rumor of coffee.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/9/2013. From can. pours deep mahogany with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt aromas. Rich flavors of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit with a bitter finish.
Ron (2848) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a roasty porter brown color with a fluffy tan head. Nose is roast, vanilla, chocolate, chocolatey coffee, some earth, but mostly coffee and milk with some mild vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is similar: coffee and milk up front with chocolate in the mid followed by some earth and cocoa in the finish. Medium in body.
Ataraxia (410) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent dark brown, frothy beige head. Strong aroma of vanilla, mocha, and syrup. Sweet hazelnut taste. Smooth, but surprisingly thin - almost watery, and medium-bodied at most. Small alcohol presence.
puboflyons (2362) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the can labeled Best Before 10 Jul 2013. I am trying this a few months after that. It pours nice with its dark brown to nearly black look with a slightly lingering beige head. The nose of coffee and chocolate for the most part but letting me know theyíre there are the cherry fruit notes. No booze considering it is 10% ABV. Creamy and above average body. While the chocolate and coffee present their egos ahead of everything else on the nose, the cherry bides its time and sneaks up behind those two characters. No booze taste hut Iíll feel the 10% ABV later I bet.
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@RNH. Dark amber-brown color, good creamy brownish head. Light milk chocolaty aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish flavor. Chocolate, caramalt, cocoa, light ashy toastyness. Quite easy drinking for this ABV. Certainly more a porter than a stout.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head that has great retention. The aroma is rich with mocha, coffee and vanilla. The taste, like the nose, is loaded with mocha, vanilla, coffee, saccharine and biter walnuts. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering bitter coffee grounds. Overall: Decent coffee brew but a touch to sweet for me. Note--I found this can of beer in the bottom of an old trade box as I was reusing packing peanuts. This was a very pleasant surprise, but I have no idea who sent it to me, sorry.