jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
16oz can-pours a cascading tan head and black with red color. Aroma is molasses/roasty/coffee-dark malt, secondary spice hops. Taste is molasses/roasty/coffee-dark malt, secondary spice/earthy hops with some bite. Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Had a sample of this. Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, maybe some roasted nuts. Taste was the same, but a sweetness comes into it. Good balance. A good beer. msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Shared with mikem409 and his wife at Kuhnhenn. Pours very dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Flavor is much same with some roast and chocolate. Body is a little thin but not a bad stout. eugenecat (13) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Great beer from Manhattan, Kansas! What an unexpected surprise. Smooth, balanced, malty, more chocolate than coffee, and absolutely delicious. I could drink these all night. Nsanders (1190) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Deep red-brown, thin head. Smokey, mineral, sweet caramel aroma. Very sweet stout, almost unexpected Medium body with fine carbonation.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt and hints of milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Decent but quite a sweet stout. Itzjerm (3175) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 This is not bad... but sweet... I guess I rate my milk stout off left hand. This one is a bit more sweet. Not bad not great.... but its in a can.. i’d get it for backpacking. Rerate... its really good. The true challenge... body can very ... If they can get it consistent... it may beat left hand’s milk stout. For now, it can’t stand. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
This is a solid sweet stout. Moderate roast, with some coffee and chocolate, and well done lacto quality. Very smooth palate. tmoreau (4753) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 16 oz. can shared at a recent group tasting and poured to a sampler with a very dark brown hue, fluffy, tan head foam, and nice cling to the curtainy lacing. The aroma was light roast with an ultra milk chocolate scent and creamy sweetness. The flavor was similar, with low hop bitterness, but thin texture, low carbonation, and light to medium body. Tasty, but the flavor disappointed in comparison to the exceptional nose.
On tap the next time at the Cornerstone Pub in Bailey’s Harbor, WI.. Presented an added touch of ruby highlighting to the black/brown color and same impressive appearance. With roastiness, a little burnt, with some day old coffee taste, creaminess to the mouthfeel, but somewhat watery texture. Same conclusion. RobertDale (6988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes almost black with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate, caramel, coffee and malt. Medium body. Decent.