cheap (4171) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a pounder can. sweet volatile and stouty aroma, but not like an impy stout. Very attractive black beer look, no head. Taste is not as bitter as expected and is quite laid back for a stout. Good smooth flavors almost tart at times but never quite gets there, nevertheless, it is a pleasant aspect of the beer. The palate morphs, it goes from a sizzle to nearly a flat in aabout 5 seconds in the mouth. Nice black beer drinken experience. Finish is almost roasty bitter but pulls back. Gets better as the session continues. Enjoyed this big can.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit more coffee in the nose and taste than I care for, but not a bad beer in my opinion.
adnielsen (9417) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall boy can @ home. Dark brown appearance with a big bubbly, dark brown head. Big roasty, dark chocolate malty, toasty coffee, slightly bitter aroma. Sweet, milky, light caramel, chocolate malty, tangy coffee, sweet flavor. Pretty sweet, roasted, dark malty taste with a roasty, chocolate aftertaste.
Finhead (1200) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black pour with ruby highlights and a creamy tan head. It has a roasted aroma with notes of peanut butter and milk chocolate. The medium body has a slick texture with average carbonation. It has a sweet taste that fades a little with the roasted finish.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with a tannish color head. Roasty and toasty overall, this has a burnt maltiness with some hints of coffee and yeast.
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz cAn .. bought @ cork and barrel, southside .. . . umm, a good brew but tasted after some really good shit (opium) so my taste buds were brazed a bit .. . Pours a plum black, light foam .. . tar, ash, weak dark chocolate, and light roast .. . probably good fresh on tap, i’d give it another go for sure . . . So is Blanche!
seymour (1465) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 Tasted on tap at Oeno in Old Town, Wichita, Kansas, USA in pint glass, but I’ve had the cans as well, and both are equally good. Poured a very dark, opaque reddish brown color with creamy tan head, lasting with some lace. Standard stout characteristics: roasted barley, mild hops, residual sweetness, with a uniquely creamy and complex aftertaste. Interesting. Recommended.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(can 6/19/11). Dark brown color. Medium tan head. Moderate roasted malt/coffee aroma and flavor, with light sweet chocolate. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
emacgee (4096) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brixx. Opaque pour with copper edges and one finger of creamy tan head. Muted aroma, light sweetness and slightly grainy character with some roast . Mild and smooth flavor, medium roast with some sweet coffee and chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Ruby black with thin tan head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet molasses, roasted malt and milk chocolate. Smells decadent and rich, especially at first.
Taste: Nice semi-sweet mix of chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and licorice. Minimal bitterness - while the smooth, rounded malts are appreciated, a little hop balance or extra roasted bite could have helped.
Palate: Low carbonation, smooth body that is fairly light. Too thin.
Overall: A solid, malty and drinkable Sweet Stout. Good session beer overall, even if there is no "wow" factor. Probably would be better with a slightly bigger body and a touch more bitterness.