BucannonXC5 (835) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 20, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 22, 2014
Misc.: N/A (bottled on rubbed off with my fingers)
Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of brownish, tan head. Surprisingly an average-to-below average amount of sporadic lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top. (Sight - 3.60)
Smelled dark chocolate, smoky fire, crayon, bitter coffee malts, chocolate syrup, toffee, caramel and chocolate milkshake. (Smell - 4.10)
Taste wasn’t nearly as good as the smell. Got bitter crayon, coffee, smoky fire, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, toffee and dark chocolate milkshake. (Taste - 3.60)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.68)
Not as good as I hoped and I’ve been all aboard the milk stout train lately. I won’t have this again (Overall - 3.61)
LBIguard (21) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roast chocolate and coffee on the nose.
Appearance: dark brown with very little head retention
Taste: a little light but I like the bitterness in the finish. Tastes like a carbonated dark chocolate bar
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Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, some light lacto notes. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate and sweet milk. Light bodied, smooth with a dry finish.
574deadzone (1037) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So it’s not a Black IPA...pours black with brown edging and a fairly thick mocha cap that settles leaving some spotty and stringy lace. Nose involves clean toasted malt, plenty of coffee with cream and sugar, some earthy and woody notes, almost a little funky. Somewhat sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium to light bodied, creamy, active yet softer, finishing toasty and toward dry. Nice session brew for fall weather.
fiercepanda (544) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is smoky and roasted coffee, a little cocoa. The flavor is roasty coffee, bitter chocolate, and a little fruity.
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tasting session with my friend Frank) Une petite bouteille. Belle tunique qui est presque noire et sa mousse brune généreuse et collante. Arômes bien définis de malts rôtis, de café, de chocolat, de cendre et de terre. Saveurs de torréfaction, de grains rôtis et de chocolat au lait. Bouche vivante et assez légère. Finale amère et terreuse de café et de céréales noircies par une fumée. Extrêmement facile à boire. Très bien faite. Belle et bonne affaire en deçà de 5 %.
barn0216 (403) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, very dark color with little foam. Aroma of semi-sweet chocolate, hint of tobacco. Generally mild flavor but with decent bitterness for such a light stout, tobacco and creamy chocolate stand out in the profile. Merely okay beer in the full spectrum but quite a pleasant surprise for light beer.
OldMrCrow (1823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bob’s at Chris’s recommendation.
Nice looking beer. Pitch black, attractive tan head. Roasty, ashen nose of coffee taken too far around the bend, some cocoa. Big flavor for the abv, like a low-sugar iced mocha made from french roast coffee. Not half bad, +1 overall for the low ABV. This isn’t what I’m usually looking for, but this is one I’d keep around the house for the occasional time that I do want a low ABV stout.
libertine (209) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice aroma of chocolate, coffee and dark malt. not enough bitterness to it for its style.body is a little thin. overall not too bad.
bigbish (533) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really nice beer. Very drinkable, smooth, not too sweet. Great flavors of coffee and roasted malts. A touch dry on the finish. Very good session beer IMO.