berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 12 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours jet black with a small brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with coffee, chocolate, and a bit of grape flavor. onceblind (10889) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pitch black with a thin beige head. Deep aroma of sweet roastiness and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor was pretty similar, and delightfully sweet. Initially there is some roasted black malt, with a touch of astringency, but then the sweet creamy chocolaty nougat tones come in, not necessarily cancelling out the roastiness but complimenting it...kinda like grilled chocolate, in a way. Has depth and a lasting finish. Very charming. gregwilsonstl (2709) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Dark like motor oil. Darkest head I can remember seeing. Thick foamy head. Oak. This is not what beer in a can looks like (I am smiling). Smooth and malty (but not overly sweet). I can’t believe this is 8%, I can’t taste any alcohol. Somewhere between roasted and burnt. Very impressive. I can’t remember having a better stout. i want to give it a 5. kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Poured from a can at sheffields. Super black oily pour with thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate and slight mint? The taste is great. Full bodied, sweet, chocolate, slight fruity taste too. A lot going on here. So good DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Can, at Beercade Emporium in May. Stoutish color, but illuminated by a bit of purple. Smelly is mostly rich cocoa and roasty malt. A very roasty tasting stout, too, but tempered by some grape juice. Keeps the overall beer kind of sweet and lets the grape play pretty well, in polace of the lactose of a milk stout. Unique!
jayzz (480) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Chocolate coffee aroma and dark brown color. Has a large frothy head. Sweet coffee chocolate flavor. brewballs (215) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
Who knew that SKA Brewery that puts out mainly lagers and IPA’s would find the time to put out a stout, but they did. Dark hue. Foamy head and lace. Chocolaty taste. Hints of cocoa and sweetness. Full-bodied. I would have liked to have seen them take this one further with more booze but it works well. Definitely a winter or a cool springtime beer. seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz can into a nonic pint glass. It poured a dreamy, opaque black color with thick, fluffy, everlasting tan foam with lots of sticky lace. Aromas of whole-grain bread, toast, roasted grain, some definite fruity esters and peppery phenols. Flavours were the same plus hints of toffee, coffee with cream, raisins, plums, red wine. Tart, tangy, very toasty. Tannins of grape skins and hardwood. Strong foreign-stout alcohol was very well-hidden but I felt it in my bloodstream later. Nuanced and delicious.