arminjewell (8749) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely smooth with a creamy oat taste, that was very well balanced. Not enough flavor up front, but a very solid sweet stout.
jake65 (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Brewpub: Dark brown with a small, dense tan head. Mild nose of roast and cocoa. The taste is rich with the oats, a nice amount of roasted malt, and a subtle chocolate presence. Very well balanced.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barley John’s. Black in color, foamy tan head. Slight chocolate aroma. Creamy chocolate flavor, subtle pleasant finish.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour w/ a small thick tan head. Good ful creamy palate coated well. Aroma was fairly light I would have said mostly roasted malt with a hint of coffee and some dry oats. Flavor was lots of roast w/ out a real chocolate presence after some nice sweet grains that lingered in the aftertaste. A very nice beer.
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Barley Johns brew pub, pours a dark, near opaque dark brown brew with a light brown head. Aroma of oatmeal, dark chocolate, some coffee character and a touch of vanilla. Taste is thick, creamy with a smooth finish and sweet aftertaste. Finish also has some dry grassy hops that quickly disappears.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dar dark brown body with a creamy brown nose. Lots of oatmeal on the nose. Dry creamy oatmeal body with a smooth finish and a flash of malt sweetness on the finish.
hopscotch (10186) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. Nice retention. Ground coffee, cocoa nose with an intoxicating undertone of Madagascar vanilla beans. The acrid, burnt flavor melds sweet caramel and black malt with citric, blasphemously bitter hops... melted dark chocolate, dark cherry madness. Medium to full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Burnt, dry, grassy finish. Thanks go out to robertsreality for providing the growler!
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasty stuff nice and roasty and very smooth maybe a tish dry but very good. like to grab a pint at B johns for sure!
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good stuff, nice coffee smell, pretty smooth going down, nothing overpowering. Nice stuff
Stine (1677) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black but partially unconvincing like cola. Aromas of heavy cream, cinnamon and a well rounded medium roast coffee. Nothing too brash. Some vanilla granola flavor with touches of caramelized sugar. Finely roasted malt character throughout, flashes of red fruits. Subtle palate that stops just short of powerful in the most perfect, amiable way. Strikingly richer than last year’s, I think, but still insanely drinkable. Cheers, John, again.