eugenecat (13) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer from Manhattan, Kansas! What an unexpected surprise. Smooth, balanced, malty, more chocolate than coffee, and absolutely delicious. I could drink these all night.
Nsanders (884) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep red-brown, thin head. Smokey, mineral, sweet caramel aroma. Very sweet stout, almost unexpected Medium body with fine carbonation.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt and hints of milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Decent but quite a sweet stout.
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 This is not bad... but sweet... I guess I rate my milk stout off left hand. This one is a bit more sweet. Not bad not great.... but its in a can.. iíd get it for backpacking. Rerate... its really good. The true challenge... body can very ... If they can get it consistent... it may beat left handís milk stout. For now, it canít stand.
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a solid sweet stout. Moderate roast, with some coffee and chocolate, and well done lacto quality. Very smooth palate.
tmoreau (3263) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 16 oz. can shared at a recent group tasting and poured to a sampler with a very dark brown hue, fluffy, tan head foam, and nice cling to the curtainy lacing. The aroma was light roast with an ultra milk chocolate scent and creamy sweetness. The flavor was similar, with low hop bitterness, but thin texture, low carbonation, and light to medium body. Tasty, but the flavor disappointed in comparison to the exceptional nose.
On tap the next time at the Cornerstone Pub in Baileyís Harbor, WI.. Presented an added touch of ruby highlighting to the black/brown color and same impressive appearance. With roastiness, a little burnt, with some day old coffee taste, creaminess to the mouthfeel, but somewhat watery texture. Same conclusion.
RobertDale (4715) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes almost black with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate, caramel, coffee and malt. Medium body. Decent.
italianjohn (2677) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour little ruby hue nice beige/tan head light lacing .... aroma of roasted and caramel malts lactose and chocolate .... taste is sweet caramel malts little roasted but not overly sweet lactose comes through but isnít overbearing nice dose of chocolate little on the bitter end with a light bitter finish .... light creamy mouthfeel .... aged this one quite a few months ..... not a bad brew
nickd717 (3855) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can as a trade extra. Black in color with a massive, dense tan head that looks almost nitro-like. The aroma is dampened a bit by the big olí head it seems, but some roast and dark chocolate poke through. Very roasty and even ashy flavor with bittersweet dark chocolate and a hint of espresso. A bit thin on the mouthfeel with average carbonation level. The deScription says, "It might just change your mind about how dark beers should taste." Well, that sure didnít happen - it tasted like a normal sweet stout.
cheap (4880) - 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.