BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with an average, frothy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, dark fruit), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of prune and smoke. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, coffee, roasted, dark fruit), average hops (earthy, spicy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of wood, smoke, dates, and prune. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a medium sweet finish.
rlgk (8455) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ALmost black in color. Bringa a burnt malty flavor with chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is pleasantly malty with fruity touches and a milky feeling.
pivnizub (8373) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Almost black, small loose tanned layer with a little lace; dryish roasty nose with a slight sweet dark-malty background; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, a light acidity included, light to medium bodied; slightly sweeter - and less roasty - malty finish. O.K. .....
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks.
Midnight black with a white head. The nose is of malt, espresso, cocoa and maple syrup. The flavor is of a mocha latte. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet. The finish is very crisp and dry for an oatmeal stout. Delicious. I think Wilford Brimley said it best when he said ’Quaker Oats, it’s the right thing to do.’
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark black with a smaller brown head. Aromas of mocha chocolate with hints of coffee. Some oatmeal comes through in the tastes. Lightly bitter. Overall a decent Oatmeal Stout.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (Maltainen Riekko, Helsinki)
Lovely soft mouthfeel. Nice gentle roasty aroma. Great smooth roasty taste, just a hint of coffee. Burntness clear, but not astringent at all. Great drinkable porter. Supports my view that the US does the best porters in the world.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Almost black coloured hue with an opaque shine and a brown and firm foamy head. Roasty malty aroma with notes of liquorice, mocha, vanilla and very subtle fruity hints. Mildly sweet and roasty bitter flavour, medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Present roasty malt-character with notes of dark chocolate, mocha and liquorice; almost dry, slightly sweet and roasty bitter finish with subtle fruity notes and mocha in the aftertaste. Not great but surely nice. 21.XII.10
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a thick tan, fast fading head. AAThin lace. Aroma of coffee, cola, dark chocolate, and light roasted barley. Flavour is fairly straightforward, some coffee, a bit of herbal mintiness and an intense roasty finish. Nice body and shows a touch of acidity on the finish. Well-crafted.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. black pour with a nice tan head. Aroma hits with coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and a surprising smoky note. Flavor is very full and has some great roasted malt, light coffee, chocolate, some hop bitterness and a bit of the smoke that I detected on the nose makes its way to the tongue. Very interesting beer and very good.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thickish and boldly roasted stout. Fine to share at end of meal, but was too much for earlier in the day or even with anything but dessert. Coffee in there. A tad sourish. Very dark. Bittersweet chocolate and nutty. Smooth but some grain on tongue.Dry finish.