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.
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis Utrecht. Black pour with nice creamy off-white foam. Aroma is really vanilla forward, sweet dark malts, light licorice, herbal notes, oatmeal, very light roast. Taste is wicked smooth, nice sweet molasses touch, lots of vanilla on the finish, very low bitterness. Palate is smooth and creamy, easy drinking (med bodied).
Skykwby (42) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour... TJs. Very nice pour, dark reddish brown, foamy head dissipates. Aroma is hardly inspiring. First sip a bit less smooth than most stouts, bubbly. Clean palate, easy drinking. Decent coaster.
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SVD (556) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home, Black beer with a small head, aroma is liquorice, hint of cardboard, dark fruit, Taste is watery, light bitter, fruity,... not bad, but could be better, maybe a bit too old?
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-31-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance –Served a deep brown nearly black beer with a one finger tan head. The head faded over time to give a good level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma overall, was rather light but pleasant. It was a mix of some roasted malt as well as a light bit of chocolate and dark fruit sweetness.
Taste – The taste began of a more dry roasted malt flavor with a chocolate and roasted coffee flavor greeting the tongue. These flavors are quickly meet by some caramel sweetness and a bit of dark fruit. As the taste advances further, it sweetens even more with some flavors of vanilla and cream coming in at the end. Overall it leaves a very satisfyingly sweet yet roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side for an oatmeal stout of its strength with a carbonation level that is slightly higher then normal.
Overall – Other than the weakness in the feel of the brew it was very good. It had a wonderful taste profile and a great appearance. Easy to drink and very tasty.
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hell yeah. A lovely beer from a great and cool brewery. A good looking can.
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giorgos_gtc (82) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I chose this juicy beer to combine my celebration for the entrance in my new house, in Amsterdam. As I refered it is enough juicy or floral. Maube a special coffe in its taste. A bit caramel too.
whoisghost (41) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/black with a burnt brown head. Looks like it will be heavy. Somewhat muted aroma of chocolate, oatmeal and hazelnut. Tastes a little watery - dull flavours; malt and a little soapy. Way thinner than I’d have liked - expected carbonation for style and doesn’t coat mouth much. Pretty average.
rockana (217) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with minimal tan head. Medium to full body, creamy, a bit oily
Aroma of caramel, chocolate, some vanilla, roasted malts.
Zwiebel88 (107) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fast komplett schwarzes Bier. Röstige Noten, leichter Bacon, Karamell und Kaffee in der Nase. Am Gaumen Schokolade, Kaffee, minimale Bitterkeit und eine gute Balance. Könnte etwas aromatischer sein. Sehr angenehm weich und cremig.
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Könnyed fekete színben érkezik a pohárba, kissé zárkózott jelleggel az illatok terén. Levegőztetve egyre inkább kiteljesedik és egy pörkölt kávés, fakérges aromát áraszt magából. Közepesen telt, enyhén száraz malátás alapokon nyugszik egy simogató étcsokoládés, kávés, némileg gyümölcsös (halványan meggyes, cseresznyés), leginkább pörkölt ízvilág. Könnyed, bármikor fogyasztható, hangulatos darab.