garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Alright, from the 2012 Summer Variety Pack - I’ll admit it... I’m biased due to the fact that I and my gf Nancy were sampling this after a fine Roller Derby game and it was accented by "Buffalo Trace Chocolates", which heightened the stout’s cocao-like taste. This is a fine, though very effervescent stout, and at an affordanle price... GO DUNDEE! Evolutionary (508) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle from sampler. Dark pour and medium head. Malty dark taste and medium heavy mouthfeel. Sweet aftertaste which bodes well for this. Good stout overall.
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Bottle from summer variety pack. Poured into glass dark brown, tan head. Aromas of smokey, chocolate, coffee and general roasty maltiness. Taste is decently complex but refreshingly light. Drinkable (per their curious label). verdizzy (18) - - JUL 7, 2012
Dark brown color. No transparency. Very thin brown head that fades fast. Floral aroma. Hits the nose well. Some smokiness in the smell. Flowery start. Medium body. Low carbonation. Smooth. Slight bitterness at the end. Overall good balance of flavors. Not overly complicated.
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The aroma has toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of earth. The appearance is black with a small head. The taste is like the aroma and mild. The palate is thin. Overall it’s very drinkable but also forgettable. I like the silly commercial description "dark and drinkable." I am tickled to know the brewer wants to inform us this beer is drinkable as compared to... maybe their other beers?
Patrickctenchi (6659) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Earlier Rating: 5/6/2010 Total Score: 2.4
The aroma is a little rubbery with burnt malt, chocolate, burnt coffee, and a touch of earth. The appearance is dark brown with a large tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin for a stout. Overall this is not horrible but it’s darn close. It just seems like there are cheap ingredients in here. I am not a fan at all.
Pours reddish -black with small, off white head.
Scent is faint....chocolate/coffee malt.
Taste is very weak...flat...like a worn out porter and cola mix.
The flavour is not bad, but there is no action to it.
It’s east drinking and smooth, but just.....nothing.....
It would be weak if it were labeled a porter, and it’s more so as a stout..
Taste is good, though, just too flat and dull. freekyp (2363) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Requisite roastiness, full body and chocolatey malt backbone are here in spades. A bit of dull grassy hops creep into the finish. What is missing is carbonation. Too soft on the palate. Holds little head. Kind of like flat Coke mixed with Hershey’s Special Dark. Skip it. wxman (1834) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a Coca Cola head. Aroma is maple syrup and vanilla. Taste is sweet roasted malt, more maple syrup, vanilla and caramel. Seems to be well balanced, and it is "drinkable" as the description states, but I don’t think it’s stout-like at all. No burnt malt bitterness and too thin in texture, but it is pleasant enough. hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2012
12 ounce bottle pour. Pitch black light tan head. Light carbonation. Chocolate and black licorice. kdau1 (7) - Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2012 does not count
Light aroma, pours dark brown with dark tan head. Head dissipates quickly. hint of chocolate, watery feel on mouth