VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis. Pitch black with a resilient beige-brown head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, light roast. Flavor is loads of chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee. Not much bitterness, rather soft. Lingering vanilla, chocolate. Very solid. Full body, velvety, soft, oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. A very, very solid stout. SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 7, 2013
can. jet black with a large, fluffy, dark brown head. milk chocolate aroma. flavor has that kind of bitter vanilla extract flavor beneath a heavily roasted and chocolaty malt base with moderate sweetness. a milky and smooth palate that i’m really diggin’. like there’s a dollop of sugar free vanilla ice cream in it. an easy drinking, highly sessionable stout. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Can… This beer rocks!… Pitch black pour with a small, creamy, taupe head. The aroma supplies gobs of dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel. I’m not picking up much vanilla – it’s there, but I really had to dig for it. Full-bodied and über creamy – fatty even – with feather-soft carbonation. At room temperature, both the flavor and finish are malty, carbonic swirls of bittersweet dark chocolate and espresso with only a sliver of vanilla. The best moderate-gravity stout I’ve tried in a very long while! A session stout that drinks like an imperial stout. Huge thanks to StFun for including this can as an extra in a trade! maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draught. Pours a thick and near-black color with almost no head. Nose is quite chocolaty, actually, with some nice roasting underneath. Taste is much the same, and feels very smooth. Good brew. klasley1 (1) - - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
Deliciously DARK. Very Balanced. A hint of everything but not overpowering and very sessionable. Delicious!
LuckyDog (615) - - AUG 22, 2014
This was a really great stout. Roasted notes. Not a strong hop bite. One of the best stouts I’ve had in a long time. Erikh04 (153) - - SEP 18, 2014
From a can to a pint glass. Fantastic stout. Thick, smokey, and smooth. Will definitely get again.
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All around great brew. Smell is roasty malt and you catch a little sweet smell from the vanilla and it being a milk stout. Great roastyness to it. Goes down very smooth at 5.3. Really enjoyed this offering. funkyaudio (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Good solid beer by Finch’s caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, full body, jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Draft. Pours black like used oil with a half finger of dark tan head. Aroma is huge vanilla. Coffee, chocolate and black licorice follow. Taste is about the same. Medium sweet. Vanilla, caramel, licorice with a hint of oak. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a very very long finish. Overall, great. I’ve not been too impressed with most of the stuff from Finch, but this one kicks ass.