heemer77 (5134) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Perfectly black pour with a thin light tan head mostly clinging to the edges of the glass. Sweet milk chocolate and notes of dough in the nose. There is also some hint of anise. The taste is cola and milk chocolate up front. The finish has molasses, anise and bits of coffee roast. There is also some stone fruit in the aftertaste. the body is silky smooth. Nicely done, but just seems to be missing a little extra oomph, either some roast or hops to make it zing. It’s good, but not great.
Dragonfly1 (498) - 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, can’t 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 (2676) - 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 wasn’t blown away. It’s just a typical Stout, nothing too memorable about it, I suppose.
jkwood04 (4326) - 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 (996) - 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 (6496) - 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 (1208) - 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 (3180) - 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 don’t know? It was a stout in a can I’d never heard of I guess. I certainly wasn’t disappointed, but I’m 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 (3444) - 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 Emerson’s. jet black with brown head. Nutty malty and mild hops taste. Pretty good
DesertDevil (582) - 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.