HonusWagner (1406) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This for me is near the pinnacle of the style for a non-imperial, no-adjunct stout. Really good roasted malt character gives lots of cocoa and espresso beans. Just quite good flavorwise with drinkability to boot.
chinchill (1894) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.
Appearance: Clear dark-red brown but opaque in the glass; the decent looking head soon reduces to a thin ring. Essentially no lacing.
Aroma: appealing mix of medium and dark malts with a hint of caramel.
Flavor: lightly sweet; ample dark roasted malts; a touch of coffe in the aftertaste and a hint of molasses earlier on..
Feel: Medium-light body with low but lively carbonation.
superspak (2630) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got in a trade with swingracex. 22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hops; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, oats, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hop flovors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
rlgk (10847) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub in Alpine. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige/ brownish. Malty fruity aroma, roasted, caramel, floral, cocoa, licorice, tar, some raisins. Roasted chocolate flavor, peat, cocoa, vanilla notes, hay, soot, licorice and some oranges. Decent.
wisdomsolo (456) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at a great neighborhood tasting. Thanks to everyone for sharing! Had so much fun!
fluffy (1676) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
not a super exciting stout, decent everyday kinda thing but nothing special about it.
barbarino2000 (77) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I keep seeing the word "thin" in these reviews. And that's what I'm going with.
A bit too sparkly going down, for a stout. Although I guess some might not mind this.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Lukaduke (2216) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep burnt umber with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of earthy coffee. The palate follows with a nice creamy milk chocolate base with hints of roasted malt, vanilla and coffee bitterness touches on the late palate. Solid offering and a very easy drinker.
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i pickled the figs myself .. . deep brown .. medium head, lacing .. . chocolate malts, cooking chocolate, and festive christmas coffee your aunt once gave you .. . easy and very clean, nice simple stout .. . . If I can make it through an entire day without anyone noticing me, I reward myself with an ice cream sandwich.
drowland (6061) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/19/13. 22oz bottle. Huge pop/hiss when opening the bottle - not a good sign. Confirmed with a teensy black pour underneath a thick tan head that takes up 90 of the glass. Infection seems imminent. Surprisingly tame aroma, chocolate, coffee, some cream, and the expected culprits. Really delicious flavor, lots of chocolate and coffee, extremely smooth and delicious. Extremely over carbonated. Confused on this one. Tastes great, super carbonated. Oh well. Chug a lug
Dfonorow (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor both of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, and cream. Kind of, lacking, not sure how to describe it besides saying it was boring.