Butters (3900) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Nice very dark brown pour with thin tan head. Roasty and chocolate and not vegetal at all. A little watery thin, but good for the style. Love that this is being canned.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Normís. Pours a thin black with a light tan head. Very strong aroma, not particularly appetizing. Very metallic and almost like spoiled milk. Hints of roasted malt and chocoalte. Very sweet flavor with metallic caramel. Milk chocolate notes. Watery finish. Meh.
Velkyal (299) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark red with an ivory head. The nose is mostly chocolate a touch of coffee, as you would expect. Tastewise, chocolate dominates, with a nice sweet background that fills out the body and makes this a very easy beer to drink. Very nice.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks bvc! creamy coffee on the nose, dark toffee in the glass, small white head. creamy milk chocolate body, accented with more gentle coffee
bvc (1175) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz tall boy can, thanks Tim! Love the name and label on this. Quite a bit of coffee on the nose, roasty nuts, hints of ash, light creamy sweet milk. Really light easy drinking body. All the flavors of the nose but really light, balanced and easy to drink...lightly sweet and creamy through the finish.
riversideAK (5701) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty nose, dark husky grains, earthy, oats, light sweet. Pours dark brown, thin head. Roasty light coffee, light sweetness, hints of roast, oats. Smooth, light, extra drinkable. I like this.
after4ever (6405) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Thanks b. Pours a medium brownish black. Loose tan head. Big coffeeish nose. Kind of a sweetish ground coffee note. Chocolate there as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Chocolate, coffee, and brown bread notes on the midpalate. Longish coffee finish.
Beaver (1373) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16oz can. Pours dark brown with a small off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is roasted malts and grains with some sweet chocolate and some ash.
The flavor is sweet grainy roasted malts with a little lactic chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.
Overall, not a great stout.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours medium brown with a thin, fizzy foam. Roasty, meaty, more unpleasant than pleasant aroma. Itís thin, fizzy mouthfeel really ruins this beer for me. The chocolatey, roasted barley flavor is pretty damn good but alas, it cannot salvage this quite forgetable example of a sweet stout.
Guerde (1194) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(can) Pours a dark brownish black with a very scant tan head. Aroma has coconut, roasted malt, chocolate, and cookie dough. Basically smells like a macaroon. Flavor has plenty of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and toasted nuts and coconut. Long and lingering sweet lightly roasted finish. Mouthfeel is regrettably thin and the carbonation is somewhat high which detracts a bit from the experience. Overall a simple, yet well executed beer that would serve as a great session beer.