Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007
Pours from 12oz bottle a very dark brown with a large tannish head of foam that shrinks to a solid layer with lacing.
The smell is light but I note roasted and sweet malt.
The taste on first sip has a lot of semi sweet malt to it with some roastiness and grain. Further sips in and there's a touch of citric bitterness midway through and through to the finish. It's a bit thin when it comes to the mouthfeel and the finish itself is on the watery side. Hmm.
Bottom line: This is an okay Stout but I've had many "regular" American Stouts that were much better.
Thanks to Wsatch for this sample! rumore (771) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 5, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black with abundant brown foam. Aroma is vanilla and roasted coffee. Body is slightly light with rather low carbonation. Delicate. Taste is moderate in both sweetness and bitterness, the roasted feeling being dominant. Finish is not very interesting. ccex (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2017
12 oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown black with small vanishing tan head and no lacing. Aroma is full of roasted malts, with touches of almonds, vanilla cocoa and coffee. This one is as flavorful as an imperial stout, but much easier to drink. Taste is moderately sweet at first with a dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. This was a pleasant surprise, to which I hope I may return. hamilton_w (275) - - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2017 Medium roasted aroma. Black, medium light brown head. Medium sweetness and bitterness, light sour. Medium body, light bitter after taste.