rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice tasting, medium bodied stout. Medium tan head that dissipated a bit more quickly than I would have liked. Black in color; mocha, malty and smoky flavors. A bit too hoppy for me, stout-wise.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet coffee and chocolate, with nice roasted malt flavors. Had a slight metallic taste too, but overall a good sweet stout.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, rich flavor.. light head but yet such a worth of tasting. Thick texture, but not too much.. I will drink this agian, just not for breakfast... :)
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost opaque blackness under frothy tan head. Aroma hints of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Creamy, full bodied flavor with a roasted coffee touch. Very good.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted grains, and caramel. Dark brown-black color, medium sized tan head (yeah, it looks like the picture). Flavor is the same as the aroma, with a surprising hop bitterness coming through in the finish. Pretty full-bodied, but not as creamy as some other oatmeal stouts. Overall, its not bad, but there are better oatmeal stouts out there.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I'm hoping that the one I tried was from a bad batch or something, because it was horrible. No head, extremely watery on the palate, and absolutely no hints of oatmeal (pretty bad for an oatmeal stout). I was really disappointed with this one. I hope others by AV don't follow suit.
craven5000 (98) - Westville, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small brown head that fell quickly. Dark brown or black with medium body. Sweet at first, followed by a coffee like taste that turned into a strong burnt coffee. Very smooth. The burnt taste was a bit strong and wasn't as refined as I was hoping. I’ve had better and will have better, but it is definitely drinkable.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head. Subdued aroma with a slight coffee smell. Dark brown, almost black. Too much carbonation. Nothing what I expected for an oatmeal stout. It does not possess the smooth characteristics that are inherent to most oatmeal stouts. It will be a long time before I buy another one of these.
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - JAN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Upon pouring, carbonation quickly settled into a tan head. Creamy and soft looking. The body is very dark, and when held to light a tan-ruby color could be seen. Coffee and chocolate scents could be immediately sensed. Lighter vanilla and fig aromas were given off. I could sense a very roasted flavor to this brew. While the hops were strong, the bitterness quickly faded after drinking. Smooth beer that is an enjoyable drink!
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I paid $1.69 for a 12-oz single.
Holy smokes! I was away from the computer when I reviewed this beer on paper. I couldn't wait to get back here and post this one!
Black- inch of fluffy, creamy looking brown head. Light, only when held up to a VERY high wattage bulb, will trickle through here. One gorgeous brew.
Sweet chocolate scent.
WOW! Just about knocks me on my ass it's so good! Perfectly balanced. Cold coffee-- the best (THE BEST, I say) cold coffee I've had- slight hints of chocolate and winter fruits linger within... wow.
VERY smooth and creamy- a dream come true!
OUTSTANDING beer. I wish I would have picked up more than a single... well, this beer alone is enough to make me go to the beer store tomorrow =)