Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GAaBBF. Black, thick tan head with good retention. Aroma of burnt espresso and dark cocoa. Taste is coffee grounds, dark chocolate, light spice. Medium body. Very nice.
after4ever (6076) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours black with a very brief burnt tan head. Big sweet nose, kind of fumey, smells like a bit of ethanol snuck in on this one. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Roasty dark bittersweet chocolate mid palate, again with the treacly sweet ethanol notes. Mild sweet finish.
AmEricanbrew (5641) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan foam. Tobacco, medium roast malt, chocolate aromas. Medium bodied. Nice dark roast, ash tobacco, black coffee flavors--good
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear flat black body with a small foamy light brown head. The nose is really nice, roasty and chocolaty with an underlying caramel sweetness and a little coffee. The flavor is on the sweeter side for the style, but it’s not overly distracting. The finish is laced with a big of coffee and burnt malt, lingering coffee note. Medium to full bodied with a little clingy sweetness and a soft gentle carbonation level. Not a bad stout, but not among the best.
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate light brown head on it. Nose is roasty and a little bitter with some noticeable dryness; I can also get some grains in there, decidedly oats. Taste is roasty and creamy up front, and a little on the dry end. However, the finish is slightly sweet. Not bad.
jsquire (3398) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the ’12 GABBF. Dark beer with a thick foamy tan head. Malted milk ball nose. Full flavored beer with flavors of malt powder malted milk balls, chocolate and some roasted grains. More alcohol flavor than the ABV would seem to indicate. Nice big beer.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body with ring of head. Thick oaty aroma along with black barley and a smooth penetratingly deep roast, making for a thought-provoking combination. Rich synthesis of oats and dark roasted malts shape the robust, yet smooth body. Aptly suited for Alaskan winters. A lovely, hearty brew.
SlovakSniper (3037) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un flacon de 651 ml qui crache un liquide noir sur lequel s’installe une mousse généreusement collée. Malts chocolatés, lactose, grains rôtis et houblons terreux façonnent les parfums de ce nez qui m’intéresse. Malts et notes chocolatées brunes dominent cette bouche plutôt douce. Au palais, un corps qui me semble être de moyenne densité avec des bulles ajustées et une texture crémeuse. La finale est facile avec une très faible montée amère.
puboflyons (2069) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 651 ml. bottle. That extra milliliter must make all the difference! Absolutely gorgeous dark brown, no, make that a black pour, with a foamy tan head that settles back slowly and laces along the way. Aroma of milk chocolate, dark malts, and an earthy hop note. Thought not an oatmeal stout I do pick up some oat grain. Medium to bold body. The chocolate and malty character kicks in at first in the taste but then there is this explosive but still mild bitterness roaring up on the backside. Very nice all around.
hockeybeerguy (1618) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Pours a dark brown and leaves the same color body, one finger off-white/tan foamy head that quickly dies to a film coating the top of the body, lingering clingy lacing; the aroma has deep dark roasted chocolate malts, light toasted barley and a bit of coffee coming through; the taste is bittersweet between the chocolate and the coffee, barley helps to balance a bit, dry coffee aftertaste, dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate, overall, very good American Stout that I would have again