phaleslu (10271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a nearly pitch black color. Not much head is on this one, which is disappointing - it isn’t even a fingers high, but it has a nice khaki shade. The only thing noteworthy about it is the slight lacing it leaves on the glass.
S: There’s plenty of roasted malt, which I always love in a stout. Beyond that lies notes of cream, chocolate, and vanilla. The advertised vanilla is evident...but not quite as much as I want it to be. Oh well.
T: However, it does make a decent showing on the palate. Vanilla notes blend fairly well with the cream flavors, before finishing with touches of roasted malt. Decently enjoyable if simplistic and sweet.
M: It doesn’t have the finishing dryness I like out of my favorite stouts, nor the body. What it does do well, though, is showcase the vanilla flavors decently through a soft, creamy finish. Carbonation is good, but could aid drinkability a little more.
O: Not bad. It’s a bit too sweet for me, though, so I doubt I’ll buy this again. Well worth a try if you like vanilla or cream soda.
16 oz. can from the Free Beer Week box sent by gregwilsonstl - thanks again, Greg! Pours a dark, nearly opaque coffee brown with a finger of tan head that settles into a ring and light film, leaving a few ropes of trailing lace in the glass. Super smooth, with creamy milk chocolate and fudge, sutble vanilla, tobacco-like hops, mild coffee and roasted malts, and the slightest dark fruit tang. Light-bodied, with a smooth, thin, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really easy sipper. Not overly sweet. The vanilla here is subtle, and I appreciate that. Makes it more crushable. gregwilsonstl (2505) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Very strong chocolate milk aroma explodes from the can. Nice cocoa nib flavor. Cola like carbonation. Vanilla. Roasted. Which it was a bitter thicker. Top 50 sweet stout for a reason. Sdaniel90 (1082) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Can. Opaque dark brown, creamy/frothy light brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, lactose, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Thick and creamy. Medium sweet, medium to light bitter. Deep toasted flavors into a smooth coffee finish. Percy0103 (768) - MEXICO - DEC 19, 2016
Can, 1 pint. A dark beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of coffee, dried fruits, alcohol and hints of metal. Taste is medium bitter with a dried fruit characater. Medium bodied with almost no carbonation. Sweet vanilla finish. Feels kind of alcoholic. Johnstledger8 (1202) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2016
Draught. Pours an opaque reddish brown with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of biscuit, chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice. Taste is of chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, raisins, liquorice. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Punkero (447) - FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Sweet. Stachy. Espresso. Caramel. Roasted well. Caramel. Basement. Lovely alright. kraddel (8152) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2016
Thnx to Trevor ! Pours black , good grey head. Smell is roasty. Taste is very roasty, bit bitter, sweet aspects, but not inbalanced. Some coffee notes. Mild lactic . Don’t really get vanilla. Nice enough tmoreau (4369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a black/brown hue, with a respectable layer of brownish tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The aroma presented hints of freezer burn & woodiness, roastiness, cocoa, vanilla bean including the skin, and a bit of caramel sweetness. A little less than medium bodied, with fair carbonation, and a touch of creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste was somewhat similar to the nose, with a distinct dose of tobacco that partnered with dryness, and a roasted & earthy bitterness. The texture was also milder than medium, and although not all that sweet & robust, this Stout offered a fairly decent smoothness & tastiness. humpah (272) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Can at Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours black colour with moderate head. Roasted malts, a bit of smoke, ham, a bit bitter aroma, a tad sweet milk. Little below medium body, good carbonation. koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2016
16 oz can. The pour is a thin black with a thick pillowy light khaki head that falls down to a ring,waving some good lace. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of roasty malt. A decent chocolate, lightly bitter, light vanilla and a strong lactose. Light, but not bad. The flavor is more roasty. There is a bit of a bitter chocolate and a light vanilla. It’s decent. Heavy roast and light bitter chocolate define it. Maybe a light sweet lactose on the finish. The mouth feel is thin and watery at first, but the carbonation is excellent. The aftertaste is roasty and dry with a hint of bitter chocolate and a light vanilla-tinted lactose. Pretty decent beer