mmmbeer (1418) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a near perfect shade of black with a shade of very dark maroon when held to a light source, darkened tan colored head one finger in height formed and laced very well upon the vessel. Aroma of a malt (or extract) that was roasted, molasses cookies, and a note of bricks. Yea, bricks, go figure. Hits the mouth with a medium body, that malt tastes burnt to hell and back- and not in a good way for once, hard sugar in the middle, finish has some smoke and residual acidity. Poorly made obviously. lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Not much of a taste to it definitely a dry stout but lacks the full flavor, looks good large head williamherbert (1541) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Way blacker than I would have expected. Itís kind of a black hole, since no light really passes through it. The head is a tad weak but other than that not bad.
The aroma surprised me: burnt cookies, raisins and plums. There is a salty soy component, hint of mineral. Stunned at the aroma so far.
The taste is sweeter than the scent would indicate. There is more of that mineral-rock, but also a kind of musty malt. Not bad but doesnít quite hold up to the promise of the aroma.
Feel is a combo of cigarette ashes and olive oil. A pretty decent offering by Killians, I have to say. My inclination was to crap on any Coors product but at least this put some thought into it. edgallow (4154) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is malts, chocolate and coffee.
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Not bad considering itís coming from Killianís. It had a nice head that lasted about a minute or two and the taste with that was pretty good. After it dissolved, the rest of the beer was thin with a mild smoke flavor, with almost no bitterness or depth to it. However, it was not unpleasant and was a smooth drink.
BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from mom. Not bad, nothing amazing either. That being said nice notes of coffee and roasted malt. Fine. eearle (2) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
I am a stout guy, however, I would not consider this beer an actual stout. It taste more like a porter to me. The aroma is terrific, as well as appearance, but the taste is over powered by a roasty chocolate taste, and lacks the bitterness of a true stout. I would drink it again, but probably not recommend it as one of my best when there are so many stouts out there. BUT, for the bang for the buck, you really cant beat it at $7 a sixpack. rjplumer (1075) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Faint malt aroma, a two finger caramel colored head on top of black body, Mild bitter roasted malt with some sweetness, Lots of carbonation for a stout. Leaves a wet roasted malt taste afterwards. Not spectacular but Iíd drink again. alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2013
A little bitter stout, but with a decent taste. Not so impressed with it, but I will drink it again... why not? thegoathoward (8) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Not a great stout, obviously brewed by contract but damn I really hoped for something different. Iím not impressed