LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark black body, with a chocolate colored head that lightened up after a minute or two. Very malty smooth tasting for a thick bodied beer. some bitter flavors in there but the worked nicely.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured out with an opaque black body and a dark tan smallish head. The head quickly died leaving little lace in its wake. Smells of roasted malt and dark chocolate fill the nose. Taste is similar with a bitter dark chocolate flavor backed by a slight grainy taste and some caramel. The finish is bitter with a roasted hoppy flavor that is dry. The body is medium to full with a slick mouthfeel. This went down fairly easy with a very filling quality about it that would discourage me from having another in the same session but I would definitely pick this one up again. Its a good oatmeal stout but not one of my favorites.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Poured black as midnight with a soft tannish head. Dark roasted, coffee, and delicious chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate, creamy mocha coffee, and slightly bitter at the finish. Medium-bodied and somewhat thin. Overall, this is a tasty stout that would be delicious with quality chocolates.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque blackish brown. Sweet coffee aroma. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel with coffee oatmeal. Not a huge robust flavor like some stouts, just delicous and drinkable.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as night with a quickly disappearing tan head. Nice to look at. Smell is also very nice, typically roasted smell, some chocolate, some hops in the back. Kinda reminds me of some of the Bell’s beers. On the tongue, comes across as slightly overcarbonated. Initial pretty sweet with an almost rootbeer like taste, though not THAT sweet. Some chocolate and coffee in the finish. Quite a nice beer.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly refreshing for such a decidedly dark beer. Black color w/ a deep copper head. Just a slight roasted flavor - almost a mild chickory. Modest carbonation note. Really a nice find - hope to try it on tap some day.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smooth and creamy like a milkshake. tastes of cocoa and coffee. just enough hops.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle poured a dark black with great roasty aroma and flavor.
Roast malts and chocolate, medium body gets betteras it warms up.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown body below an average tan head. Nice vanilla, chocolate, mocha and malt aroma. Good hop balance, with a bit of hop aftertaste. Another qulity brew from a California Micro Staple.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin brown head. Not much aroma, I could smell just enough not to know what it smelt like ( it may have been too cold ). It did have a very nice thick and creamy palate with flavors of chocolate, coffee, and malt.
A very good beer.