Pours a dark brown, near black color with a small caramel head. Has OK retention but leaves a sheet of lacing across the top of the glass.
Strong aromas of dark roasted malts milk chocolate, caramel, cereal grains and vanilla with the foggiest idea of fresh coffee grounds.
The flavor has lots of dark roasted malts as well as some charred coffee, milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla and freshly baked bread.
The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth, but a bit watery for the style.
Overall, this is a good yet somewhat boring American stout. There's not much going on to make this beer stand out. It brings all the notes you'd expect from the style but in a rather dull package. I'm happy to see a lower ABV American stout with solid flavor, but that's about all this beer has going for it.
From a 32oz growler, filled at the brewery earlier today. Served in a totally fancy tulip.
Pours a thin-appearing mahogany-black with warm caramel highlights. A scant finger of fizzy, soda-like head doesn’t hold but maybe twenty seconds, leaving a bubbly collar and a rousable sheet of thin, slippery lacing.
Nose is roasty-toasty, chocolate powder and cereal. Dry, not sweet. Think Cocoa Puffs.
Taste is Cocoa Puffs all the way. There’s a minor roasty, bitter chicory note but mostly it’s crumbly chocolate breakfast cereal. Somewhat thin, or watery, tasting.
Feel is thin, slick, light-bodied relative to the style with gentle carbonation.
Overall, an easy-drinking beverage. Dry, not sweet. Could easily pass as a fairly light brown ale. Which is not a bad thing. Super drinkable. I liked it.
Can from the Packie.
Solid black in color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that shows moderate retention. Roasty earthy aroma and flavor with hints of licorice and burnt sugars. Kind of thin body for an American stout, tastes more like a big dry stout. Nice flavor imho could use a bit of sweetness and body.
[IMG] Poured into a 20 oz giant tulip glass not sure when it was canned but recent. Pours a very dark brown with a massive 3 finger head that leaves massive streaks of lace as it slowly settles into a small film of light brown bubbles. 4.25
Aroma is biscuity grain, cocoa nibs, toffee, vanilla, and roasted coffee grounds. 4
Taste follows but bigger and more pronounced chocolate, vanilla, and coffee jump out first, with some toffee and biscuit in the balanced finish. 4.25
Mouthfeel is above medium, soft gentle almost creamy carbonation, maybe a whisker dry, and at 6.4% it may drink a little bigger but easy sipping. 4.25
Overall this is a really nice slightly roasty stout from Modestman Brewing. I can say I am really enjoying this at a rather modest ABV. Cheers all. 4