howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold and bitter. In the style of St Ambroise and Lost Coast 8-ball, if I may be so bold. Like a restaurant with a great burger, it will hard for me to order anything else.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample at the brewery, mid-October 2006. Opaque jet, not a sliver of light (even sunlight) coming through, small lasting creamy dark head....bitter/sweet chocolate and caramel compete with tannic dark vinous notes in the intense nose....body is just a bit too sweet, not quite one-dimensional but definitely a bit unbalanced, "slick" all right veering to syrupy....nice vanilla-chocolate nougat flavors though, and a bit of roastiness and faint woody hops do show up towards the finish. Overall well done but needs a bit more roast and depth I think.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Ale Asylum. Poured a very deep brown, almost black, with a light coffee head. Nose was rich with almost burnt milk chocolate and coffee notes.. light herbal and increasing coffee as it warmed up. Moderate coffee and herbal bitterness throughout.. sweet and grainy.. roast worked well in there. Rather well-balanced with a very good milk chocolatey sweetness at the finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery tasting room. Opaque black color with tan head that laced the glass. Nice mix of aromas including chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Creamy mouth feel with chocolate and coffee flavors and a lingering roastiness.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body was black with a light brown and orange colored head. The aroma was pretty roasted with some coffee and chocolate. The taste wascoffee with some dark chocolate. There was also a note of cherries in this very smooth beer.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Brewery. Had a medium sweet aroma. Black body with good tan head. Good creamy sweet flavor along with some alcohol bite. Good brew.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant light chocolate aroma with sweet, milky flavors. Full-bodied, oily mouthfeel with lasting chocolate and coffee-ish aftertastes. Like drinking a cookie. Surprisingly strong.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, dark tan head. Oatmeal cookie, milk chocolate, patent malt in the aroma. Good oily mouthfeel. Good oatmeal + dry chocolate flavor.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a black body with a very dark brown head. The aroma is chocolate, grass, and oatmeal. Perhaps a little dry roasty black patent. The flavor is a deep chocolate, grassy hops, dry charcoal. Milken creamy and sweet mouthfeel.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 On tap at brewery
This was the last of the dark beers as we brought a close to the night. As it was one of the better beers, it made a nice nightcap before we ruined our palates on hoppy beers. Read on to find out why.
Aroma / Appearance - A thin creamy head sat on top of a pitch black body. Hints of charcol, raspberries, coffee, roasted grains and oats all wafted out of the tulip glass into my nose, convincing me that this was not your ordinary brewpub stout.
Flavor / Palate - The first impression is of a bitter expresso infused with oatmeal and dark chocolate. It fills the entire mouth with its wonderful balanced taste. Soon I also picked up some ripe black cherry textures in the creamy mouthfeel. It took seemingly forever for the flavors to subside from the back of my throat; it was as if they had gotten stuck there and refused to move on. This was an excellently done oatmeal stout and well worth trying if you like oatmeal infused sweet stouts.