Dragonfly1 (454) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich creamy out of the can. Thick black, canít see through this one. Nice roasted coffee, cocoa powder on the nose, followed by an incredible creaminess and sweet milk chocolate, light coconut, and just a little astringency in the finish. This is really good, only knock would be giving this a little more carbonation to offset the creaminess. Excellent overall.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. can. Aroma of chocolate and roasty malt, some faint cola and mild coffee in the background. Brown-black in color, not completely opaque though can-conditioned, with a fine, lasting, khaki head. Flavor profile is gently sweet, roasty, slightly tangy and chocolatey, with some definite toasted grain oatmeal overtones and a lightly coffeeish, lightly hoppy finish. Fairly dry and light in effervescence on the palate, perhaps a tad watery for the style, but making this easy to quaff, and with a medium body. I liked this but wasnít blown away. Itís just a typical Stout, nothing too memorable about it, I suppose.
jkwood04 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can in an English pint. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, some chocolate and oatmeal, dough, and light hops. Flavor the same, tasting sort of watered-down. Average texture. Not great.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can pours almost black with a moderate tan head and a bit of lacing. Aroma has licorice, coffee,caramel and roasted malts. Body is only medium, with flat carbonation. Mouthfeel is oily and slightly creamy. Taste is slightly sweet and malty all the way through. Not bad at all, but it would be better if it were thicker.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours near black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malts, light sweetness, and a hint of coffee and grains. Not bad.
EtTuCthulhu (858) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours black with a small off-white head, and the aroma smells like roasted malts, caramel, and a touch of vanilla. The taste is slightly bitter, slightly umami, and mildly sweet; the palate combines an oily texture, medium-full body, flat carbonation, and a long finish.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Can. Why did I buy this? I donít know? It was a stout in a can Iíd never heard of I guess. I certainly wasnít disappointed, but Iím not sure I really needed a mediocre stout/porter from Illinois. Some roast in the nose, followed by light cola stoutness. Clean, drinkable, good water profile. Otherwise, un-notable, but certainly not offensive. Maybe a little light for a sweet stout.
kaser (2030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can at Emersonís. jet black with brown head. Nutty malty and mild hops taste. Pretty good
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. can. A very dark brown color with thin tan lacing. More roasted malt than coffee on the nose with some espresso and cocoa. Sweet forward with caramel, espresso, and maple syrup, with a light maltiness at the end. Light body with a slightly gritty finish. Meh.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from the Binnys Singles Rack (Bolingbrook, IL). A deep dark black brown pour, good haziness but not opaque. Brownish glow and copper on the edges. A frothy offwhite head atop dies to a small ring and laces small. Aromas are lots of cocoa and oatmeal, gentle sweetness, growing roast as it warms. Bakers chocolate, caramel, smooth touches of vanilla and cream. Mellow sweetness grows, integrates well. Gentle coffee, toast and roast. Initial is medium bodied, cocoa and toffee, gentle oatmeal sweetness, grainy and biscuits. Smooth intermixed bakers chocolate bitter elements and sweet caramel, some toffee, toast. Mellow dryness as a bit of body shows into the middle. A touch of toasty roast into the middle, but pretty inviting and accomodating. Backend shows dryness, roast, and oatmeal. A bit of creaminess to the body and palate, some darkness. Finish is A bit thin and fleeting but the flavors are on. A more approachable sweet stout that doesnít run to lactose to get it there. Pretty solid Chicagoland offering that may easily be overlooked. A touch more body would elevate it, but itís quite drinkable and approachable. Solid. Firm bitterness into the backend grabs me a bit and wins it an extra point giving this particular beer some versatility. A touch more body and this could be special.