DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured into a pint glass. When I opened this I was incredibly surprised to see that the beer was filled up exactly to the lid. There was absolutely no air at all in the can. Just thought Iíd mention this since I bet it doesnít happen often.
2.5 A: Black color. Just about a half finger of frothy light brown head that has less than desirable retention and no lacing.
2.5 S: Lightly roasty with just a hint of chocolate. Thatís fine, but then came a strange aroma. I can only describe it as industrial in nature and somewhat like the city after it rains on a cool day.
3.0 T: Light roastiness with light chocolate and light coffee. Much a whole lot of flavor, but fortunately the "urban" smell did not manifest in the taste as well.
2.5 M: The can says this is a "full-bodied, luscious stout," which is fine, except that it isnít. Body is somewhere between light and medium. Carbonation is fine. Just a tad bit creamy and smooth enough.
2.5 D: Nothing about this beer is impressive. Itís thoroughly mediocre with a strange nose.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 06-12-2011 23:21:46
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and some smoke. Tastes of the same with some coffee.
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice roast and coffe with some chocolate. Flavor is again some roasted malt with a strange meatyness. Finish is watery but leaves a nice smokyness on the tounge. Its different, Iíll give it that.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted darker malts, coffee and mild chocolate. Taste of roasted and sweet malts, mild coffee and oatmeal. Body is thin and creamy and it finishes up a bit dry and chalky.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Stout from a real local brewery/restaurant. Itís only a few minutes from where I live, but I havenít been to it yet. Go figure. Strong notes of chocolate and coffee aromas. Pours black with a very thin, tan head. Taste is rich cocoa, with an earthy, coffee finish. Somewhat thick on the palate. Overall, I think this is a solid stout. Carbonation fizzled out at the end, but for a small brew pub, I think this is pretty good.
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the pub. A rather dry Sweet stout. Roasted flavors, somewhat smokey. Not bad. Creamy a bit. Serving: Tap (Nitro I think)
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 (1130) - 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 (1544) - 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 Iíll let íem 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!