Skyview (5272) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled via 16-oz can during GTMW 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film top. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some coffee, dark chocolate, some light floral hops and a hint of dark pitted fruit. Taste is medium bodied, smooth with flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, a hint of mocha and some grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry with some chocolate and dark malt aftertaste. A solid stout.
portableparty (1963) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pour is thin brown with a red hue. Head is off white with minimal lacing. Aroma is malted cocolate and roasted nuts. Taste is rich malt and bitter coco with little rasin. Palate is thin and chaulky and finishes dry.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Can. Pours very dark brown with a hint of red around the edges. Very small tan head. Coffee dominates the aroma. Flavor is coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of tartness, and a slight earthiness. Thereís a really odd flavor in here that I canít place -- sort of plasticky, burnt rubber. Finish is dry, particularly for a sweet (sweat?) stout. Body is on the light side. Not a very complex stout, but tasty. Iím fairly impressed -- but I could do without that tartness.
bbrownz (2) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent sweet stout. Very drinkable as a desert beer, but I certainly wouldnít want to indulge in more than one in a single sitting.
Great appearance when first coming out of the can (no really, itís in cans) but the head retention wasnít great.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a thin but creamy cap of beige foam.
Aroma: Coffee, cocoa, cinnamon and chocolate cereal.
Taste: Dry roast, slightly burnt malt, and dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and dry.
Overall: Really good, well done, fresh and tasty.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can. Brown pour, thin tan head that quickly fades. Roasted coffee aroma & flavor as well. Thin mouthfeel, finish is a bit watery but does leave some of the coffee flavor.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 7/9/10. Pint Can. Beautifully webbed off-white head atop a filtered and almost opaque dark brown hue. Aromas of dark roasted malts. Coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Good roast! Rather full bodied with a nice roast. Flavors of brownies and a slight nuttiness. Slight sweetness, but I really picked up a lot more of the bitter roasted malts. But very nice and great drinking from a can!
thegreenrooster (3341) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is nice with lots of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is about the same just a bit lighter. Some coffee is there with a roasted malt but again kind of thin at the end. Still there are just enough good qualities in this for a sample.
Strykzone (5147) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorite beer names and a new state for me. This beer pours black and red with a short lived tan head. Visually, it reminds me of a thin version of the style. A big roasted and coffee aroma with some dark fruit noted as the coffee settled. Flavor is muddled. Coffee and cream stand out but hops are in the background that donít compliment. Some molasses, dark fruit, smoked peat. Warmer temps smoothed some of the rough edges but not quite enough to call this above average.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the bottle from KJís HyVee. Pours black as night with a small to medium dark beige head. Head is creamy in appearance. Mild roasted aroma. The flavor is thin. A thin roastedness and a thin tart finish. Iím not sure what they are trying to achieve with this beer, but it does not get there.