ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color. There’s a nice two finger head with a khaki shade that caps the body off nicely. Retention is good, texture is great, and plenty of lacing is left behind. This one looks damn good.
S: This is what I’d want a solid oatmeal stout to smell like: decent chocolate notes, plenty of roast, and oatmeal to tie everything together. No twists or turns, just a really good aroma.
T: It starts with a bit of cola flavor. The finish, though, is excellent: it’s chocolaty, roasty, and bitter in all the right ways. While simplistic, it really makes good use of what it has to deliver an enjoyable experience.
M: Yes, this is rather thin in body. The rich flavor means this is still a good one to savor. But man...if it had a full body, that would really take it over the top. I still enjoy how creamy it is in the mouth, and there’s only enough carbonation to help it go down well.
O: Oh yeah, now this is the stuff. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn enjoyable - it would be in the 4+ range if it weren’t so thin or overly cola-flavored. I would definitely buy this again.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brilliant looking pitch black beer with a strong light brown head. The aroma is gently roasted with some maltiness, the flavour is also lightly roasted with a mildly malty, creamy and oaty feel. Overall a nice flavoured oatmeal stout.
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JimmyBoy74 (80) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl systembolaget. Svart färg. Doftar choklad, kaffe och bröd. Smakar len julmust men med mindre sötma. .
MaartenRF10 (1453) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Vlaamsche Reus. Zeer smaakvolle oatmeal stout. Geroosterde mout, chocolade en koffie.
Holmen1 (1857) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Boks fra Systembolaget i Malmø, på toget tilbake til København: regner med at lukt og utseende er som det skal (vanskelig å vurdere uten glass) det er i alle fall smaken. En fremragende havrestout hvor jeg ikke savner noe. Ettersmaken varte over broen og inn til Hovedbanegården.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @tasting. Pours black with a tan head. A touch of sourness on the nose you deffo get lemon, but a touch of sweetness, chocolate coming through as well. A bit thin, a bit meh on the taste, yes you get some coffee and chocolate but i’d have wanted more.
tore_pettersen (153) - - FEB 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Svart med mye brunt skum som ligger lenge. Aroma av kaffe, sjokolade og brent treverk. Kremaktig munnfølelse, kaffe, noe karamell og mørk sjokolade. Tørr, kort ettersmak.
DwarfeD (631) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Kafé België. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sweet chocolate, dark roasted malts, raisins and dark fruits. A very good stout!
Sureshpa (271) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Coffee, roast, bit tarr-ish, hint of caramel/butterscotch, tobacco, wood, really nice smell Appearance: Pitch black, no see through, beige big bubble frothy foam, slow disappearing head, medium lace Taste: Really nice soft smooth, coffee, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, roast, end little dry
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, gets better as it warms. A bit sweet. Not really as "stouty" as we were hoping for. Nice light flavor that you could drink quickly. Which is not what we are looking for in a stout.