Bricks (517) - Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical dark pour with a neutral colored head. Smell is weak, but more good than bad. A tiny bit of oat and malt, maybe a hint of alcohol - somewhat surprising at 5.7%. Taste definitely has some character - roasted/smoky bite. Outstanding palate to start. Creamy on the way down. A good bit of a carbonation on the follow through.
alcaponejunior (431) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as night with a brown head that lasted and left nice lacing.
Aroma is primarily coffee with a touch of chocolate. Flavor is more of an American stout IMO, with heavier amounts of dark roasty, burnt flavors, but there’s a good amount of oatmeal in there too, making for a very delicious beer that I will surely buy again!
Body is pretty thick and chewy, with a roasty bitter finish.
Definitely a well made oatmeal stout. I will look for this one again, and more from Anderson valley.
Bendrixian (861) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch Black colour with a brownish head. Nice roasted aroma with some espresso and mocha notes with a bit of chocolate and sports a bit of a light floral quality. On the palate it is rich, creamy and has some of chocolate flavours and a nice round finish. Really easy drinking.
Seffle (76) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Systemet.
Almost tar black with a nice brownish head. Firmly malty aroma with a lot of caramell. A bit to carbonared with a prickly palate. Surprisingly thin and flat taste.
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tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15/XI/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, batch#: 44/4419/20 (2013-1064)
Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy beige irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: vanilla, mocha, sweet caramel, bit sugary, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and charcoal. MF: soft carbon, medium body, smooth texture. Taste: quite some caramel, mocha, soft bitterness, something sour, red berries. Aftertaste: quite some mocha, coffee, little sweet, some caramel, sourish, slightly burnt, more coffee, hint of vanilla, sweet, slightly bitter.
Swaroga (957) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pitch black with medium, light brown head.
NOSE : black chocolate, coffee, cream, wet stone and mud like aromas, strong toffee, dough.
SIP : medium thick body with delicate carbonation and oily texture. The beer is smooth and mild in taste. Quite complex yet nothing on a high note. Sweet from start but attenuated by roasted malts further on. Slightly earthy. Hops are not much bitter but give a floral feeling and add well to the round flavor of this beer. Finish is mellow, not too dry not too sweet. Delicate bitterness from roasted malts , a bit like light and sweet coffee with milk.
OVERALL : great smooth body is the biggest turn on with this beer. Personally not a big fan of plain stouts because neither they are thirst quenching and not a great booze but this one seams one of the better ones from this style that I have tried until now.
PhilJackson80 (173) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle. The beer pours black in color with a small off white head. The aroma had strong caramel, roasty, some coffee notes to it. The taste was smooth upfront with a pretty nice finish. Overall an decent stout.
dexcansino (349) - Andalucía, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveza muy negra. Ligera capa espumosa de color ocre. Muy ligera y bebible. Sabor muy, muy suave. Algo achocolatada, regaliz, toffee, café.
elbernays (208) - IRELAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with wispy tan head. Slight roasted nuts, earth, wood on Nose. Smooth, creamy, milky sweet flavours. Low carbonation. Bitterness on finish but not too much. A little unbalanced, overly sweet and a little uncomplicated but it’s like a warm Creamy milk to send me on my way to bed.
mgajdaczewa (168) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smaczny stout owsiany, dość wytrawny w smaku, lekko kawowy, nuty karmelu, palone, ale dość gładkie. Lekko drażniące język pikanterią na finiszu. Przydałoby mu się ciut więcej ciała.
AFMcKone (20) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Long lasting mouthfeel. As well as a bitter aftertaste without much more involved. I'll give it a hard 7 to a soft 7.