mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong bourbon aroma and almost perfect black pour with a complex taste and lingering mouthfeel.
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GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Typical oatmeal stout coffee and chocolate aromas. Strong coffee with molasses flavors. Slight bourbon undertones. Overall a very good oatmeal stout.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Scent is roasty, some coffee and nuts. Taste is grainy with chocolate and coffee.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the restaurant. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, bitter hops. The taste is rich chocolate and cocoa, bitter hops, oats, nuts, faint honey notes. Lingering bitterness, well balanced, average carbonation. Very nice beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Whole Foods, Durham. Yeah, the temp jumped back up and a little chill in the air would make this more appealing, but overall this is a nice, gritty, and robust stout from a solid local brewery. Thick near-black pour, oily body, and a fluffy one-finger head on top. Sticky lacing abides. Nose is char, chocolate, and bitter bean, very appealing. More subdued chocolate in the taste, but not a confection, since the roasted malts close things out proper. Hefty, flavorful, and a well done brew overall.
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint, at taphouse. Good aroma, roasty, strong on the roast, oat is mild brownish black color, ok head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy thick mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good oaty, bit on roast side of things. Good now that it’s cooler. Little smokey, Ashton taste as it warms.