DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from build-a-six at Binnyís. Hey, nice smell right out of the can, hearty roast grains without the usual burn or astringency. Rich chocolate notes. Pours a solid black body, head is foamy since itís still canned with CO2, but hey. Taste does offer creamy texture of an oatmeal stout. More dry than sweet. Some coffee bitterness once I get more tasted. Very slight citrus edge, perhaps some PNW hops in there. I note that the can currently reads 6% abv.
Bif (1257) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a virtual black color with a small thick head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit,chocolate with a splash of vanilla. Taste of roasted malt/ dark fruit and chocolate. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Full body, thick and creamy, with just a nice touch of sweetness. Enjoyable beer, worth checking out.
sigh_borg (77) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich, opaque dark chocolate brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, hay, chocolate, coffee. Taste is slightly sweet, followed by a mild bitter finish. Palate is off-- itís watery and thin, with more carbonation than I expect in a stout. The too-light body makes it roll off the tongue so quickly that itís hard to really get a handle on the taste and notice other components of the aroma that might come through only upon tasting. Overall ok, but there are plenty of other beers in this style that Iíd choose over this.
BOSSbrewer (1248) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from. Can. Thin tan head and very dark color. Very sweet and some chocolate on the nose. Milk chocolate taste and very sweet. Decent medium bodied beer.
Christpuncher (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A super chocolately stout that is really carbonated. Leaves a very bitter and bubbly taste I your mouth. This one is hard to drink fast.
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Fredis23 (478) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque Black Color, Big Beige Foamy Head, Lots Of Lacing. Toasted, Faint Chocolate Aroma. Toasted Malt, Moderate Chocolate, Vanilla. Not Too Sweet Not Too Bitter. Surprisingly Thinner Than Most Stouts. Hides High ABV Well. Easily Drinkable. Enjoyed It. Worth A Try...
malrubius (1557) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Johns. Black with light brown head and lace. Very mild aroma of earth ash coffee and dark fruit. Roasted coffee with chocolate ash and watery dark fruit sweetness. Medium assertive roasted earthy fruity bitterness and mild tang (oats?). Lingering fruitiness. A little fruity for my tastes but not bad.
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts, creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. Very dark pour. Nice aroma of sweet lactose. Taste is a bitter roastiness. Smooth palate. Nice.
Bacterial (1063) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by BVery on the All Pints North bus back home. Dark brown pour, tan head. Simple beer. Sweet, malty and nice.
heemer77 (5078) - 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. Itís good, but not great.