italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Black pour with a ruby hue and thin beige head with light sticky lacing ..... aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light licorice and a ..... taste is of roasted malts, semi sweet chocolate, cocoa and light licorice .... some dry bitter bite on the backend along with lingering roasted and chocolate malts in the finish ..... soft mouthfeel and a medium body ..... sessionable decent stout Stampion (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Pours black as night with a tall tan head that takes its time dissipating. Smells of sweet, malt, and toffee. Tastes of burnt caramel (in a good way), toffee, and dark chocolate. Wonderful mouthfeel. Doesn't burn like 6 plus % can. Great.
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@ Akkurat 17-4-28: lätt rökighet med en tydlig sötma. Smaken är lite jobbig med den samma sötman och et lite snäv av aska. handmuffin (38) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Bottled on 7/11/16. Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours deep black, completely opaque, with a small short lived but still velvety tawny colored head. Aroma full of roasted malt, lightly burnt toast and a little dark chocolate. No detectable hop aroma. More dark roasted malt flavor with bittersweet chocolate. No detectable hop flavor. Medium bitterness, medium carbonation and a dry finish. No alcohol flavor detected. Full bodied with a smooth creamy texture. The bottle label describes large amounts of hops used in the brewing but that is undetectable in the glass, although this may just be a matter of age. Overall this beer has an uncomplicated straightforward aroma and flavor but a great mouthfeel and finish. DraftCaptain49 (23) - - MAR 23, 2017
Excellent stout with low ABV velocity. Too mild to be interesting, but the exact taste and mouthfeel you want. Dark and roasty with character. Unfortunate that it is so low as to be a bit pointless. I guess I want all stouts to be around 10%, preferably 11. Good picture on front of can, very mild. A quaint picture of what a great stout should be, you paid your ticket for a preview. Altogether, one of the more decent canned stouts selling, doesn’t give off that watery feeling like you got ripped off because it’s not a thick stout. I think stouts should pour like coffee mixed with a chocolate shake, left in the dimmest darkest well to magically age into something better--which you actually get from this. Can’t go wrong if you’re not looking for a lot of fun--such as the 9% and beyond classics.
HuskerTan (2201) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 13, 2017
A- Roasty, cocoa, char.
A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head.
T- Dry, roasty, cocoa, bitter, subtle char.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Pretty roasty and bitter. A straightforward stout with no extra foo foo flavors. If you want traditional, here you go. Not my favorite stout, but not bad. beer_rookie (563) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 17, 2017
What’s going on here. My reviews keep getting swallowed by the net.Pumpkin87 (248) - - FEB 1, 2017
Pours a near cola color. Dark. About two fingers cocoa head. Good retention, good lacing.
Aroma is coffee grounds, light chocolate. Some fig, some cherry. Some char and smoke, good dose of dark roasted malt. Oh, and coffee.
Taste is mostly coffee,not so much chocolate. Pretty sweet overall, save for some coffee-like bitterness. Malty. Tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Creamy and smooth mostly, but a surprising blast of alcohol bitter burn at the very end into the swallow. That’s a little unpleasant.
Overall,a good stout. I’d drink and buy it again. I’d recommend it, particularly for a dark beer. They’re not so bad.....
Pours from can a deep chocolate bordering on black, so dark it’s almost opaque but does show clear burgundy highlights against the light. Medium tan head diminishes steadily but does leave some lacing and a bit of skim.
To get any hint of complexity, either from the aroma or on the palate, this beer must be served close to room temperature. Too much chill shuts it down.
Avery does deserve some credit for reining in the alcohol to 6.5 percent ABV while still attempting to live by the debatable credo that "bigger is better."
The initial nose is just roasted to charred malt and some coffee. That improves somewhat with aeration and a temperature rise, but still doesn’t present many other notes.
The palate adds bitter chocolate and just a hint of licorice, but they take a while to emerge as the char subsides and the coffee moderates from ready to toss to drinkable.
A bit of creaminess boosts the rather thin body, while hop sourness is not needed for what is otherwise a nicely dry finish. In a world full of good stouts, this one seems tailored to the West Coast USA taste niche. jh773 (303) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Opaque black but a fair amount of carbonation visible on the side of the glass. Thin head that stays around for quite a while. Aroma is mostly coffee and cocoa. Flavor is roasty malts. Simple and clean -- a nice alternative to the "bigger is better" craze in the stout world. planky84 (3259) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle from the Beergium Web Shop. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, licorice, coffee, cocoa, sweet malt. Flavours of dark chocolate, coffee, sweet dark malts, licorice. Dry, bitter approach in the aftertaste. Exceedingly good stout.