suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Black pour. Slim tan head. Little lacing. Creamy vanilla and coffee aroma. Taste is the same with a hint if cocoa. Not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chinchill (5010) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Low-priced, undated 12 oz bottle in a snifter.
A: Deep brown, nearly black in the glass, with a modest tan head that has weak retention. Moderate lacing.
S: Pleasing aroma of dark roasted and sweet caramel malts; more of the latter than expected for a stout. Hints of molasses and milk chocolate.
T: Good flavor, but sweet like a milk stout and lacking in strength. Very mild aftertaste.
M: Smooth; light-medium body; slightly astringent and prickly despite low-medium carbonation.
O: Not bad, especially for the price. Although leaning to the sweet side for style, this is overall a decently balanced brew. Timid flavor and poor mouthfeel are the main weaknesses. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted and light chocolate malts, some dough, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad but forgettable. BREWMUSKCLES (2686) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2013
medium in body with a prominent malt syrup flavor adequate enough and an initially pronounced roasted character infused with caramel and moderately sweet. mellows to bubble gum where it becomes Guiness with a bit less body. Good roasted malt aroma remains though. black beer with white head. bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle from the Folsom Whole Foods. Label has no "Blind Stud", just stout. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aromas of chocolate and a little coffee. Plus something rather unusual. Med body or less. Flavor is chocolate with hardly any coffee. There’s something herbal lurking in the background. Reminds me of Horlicks malt tablets - which I haven’t thought about in a long time. It’s drinkable. Just not a super example of the style.
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Well, this isn’t even on the Four in Hand website yet, so I can’t find a commercial description. 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, faint stone fruits and floral hops. The taste is roasted malts, cocoa and a bitter, almost tinny hop finish. Thin-medium bodied. Fairly mundane. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2012
The aroma is sweet and toasted with hints of chocolate and coffee. There is also a cola/root beer quality in there. The appearance is medium red brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is a but thin for a stout. Overall I am not really a fan. It’s drinkable but like the others of this series quality seems like and afterthought. mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and light coffee. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light roasted malt. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and light coffee. Watery and quite uninteresting stout.
RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
12oz bottle courtesy of Headbanger. Color is black with light carbonation and a small tight tan head. Aroma is a sweet roasted malt scent with a bit of chocolate. Medium body with a thin mouth feel. Flavor is lighter then excepted from the aroma with a light roasted malt giving just a touch of coffee and a sweet feel. After taste has a faint smoke showing up. Overall its a weak Stout. rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Opaque dark ruby brown with a persistent 1 finger head and streamers of lace. Taste is mild toasted malt that adds little through an easygoing palate, drifting to a mild very slightly bitter finish. Not a keeper.