jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mediocre. Bland and boring for sure. This is some nice flavoring going on but they dissapear is a second. The big kicker for me is it way to watery. Pours black with almost no head. Just weak over all. Has awesome potential but missing the mark on a few things. This finish on this is almost nonexistent. Unfortunate.
sherm1016 (1035) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can courtesy of dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a jet black color with a small tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Medium-heavy body on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, roasty, coffee, a little smokey, with a mild bitter finish. A nice stout.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz can... murky black with a light tan head, gone quickly... aroma is boring and light, chocolate, roast... really boring taste, ash at first, with a hint of chocolate... blah, not worth having again
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Not as good as I expected out of the can, but it was warm, fresh off the shelf, so I’ll let ’em chill this evening and crack another tonight.
After a second helping, I take back most of what I said above, this beer is a real wonder. Great job all around!
dwm1034 (579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can...gift from Lyle...thanks! Pours dark with moderate head....almost black with reddish tinge to edges. Mild coffee / maybe some dark chocolate as well....decent flavor...not as ’full bodied’ as the promo...but a good one....have 5 more cans in bmst...will try again...and take to the lake for a sampler....
crossovert (6109) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can.
It pours a thick, dark black with a frothy tan head that is short-lived and leaves a bit of lacing.
The smell is moderately roasty with hints of caramel, cocoa, smoke, malt, and alcohol. The smell could be heavier though.
The flavor is decent. It has a noticeable roasty flavor along with some basic white sugar. It is noticeably thin though which detracts a lot from it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2011 01:27:59
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 3/9/11 from a 12oz can purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours opaque deep brown, almost black, with a thick brown head that slowly recedes to a nice collar of lace, leaving lace along the inside of the glass. The nose is dark malt, smokey, chocolate, espresso, and a bit of nuttiness. The flavor is molasses and dark malt up front, moving to dark chocolate, espresso, light vanilla, burnt bitterness, and a bit of smoke. The body is full with light carbonation and a long dark roast and smokey finish.
LinusStick (2734) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blah. A boring and bland stout. Aroma was weak. A slight alcohol presence with a hint of dark chocolate. Pour was a flat black with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was weak and watery. Not much flavor unless you get a mouthful and even then it’s weak. Coffee, dark roasted malt and not much else. Turns to water mid swallow. Very light carbonation that leaves quickly.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Can (at 6%ABV per the can): Aroma of hard roasted malt, roasted grain, light lactose, slight chocolate, and some oats. Poured pitch black in color with a small, brown head that disappeared quickly. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of roasted malt, lactose, slight caramel, grain, chocolate, and some cream. Medium body. Thin, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, grain, chocolate, lactose, and caramel finish is slightly dry.
Frank (2298) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a very deep garnet red, almost completely black and opaque. The head is small but finely bubbled and long lasting. Nose is of sweetened coffee and something about it implies an acidity that implies cherries. Palate is medium bodied and slightly oily but the flavor is not quite full enough to make the most of it. This isn’t a bad stout but it’s a little plain, just mild roasty flavors, a slight hint of tartness and some fruitiness. Perhaps it is slightly above average for the style.