scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Black, creamy dark tan head. Deep roasted sweet coffee aromas warm to notes of milk chocolate and hints of blackberry. Dark chocolate roasty tones mingle with soft caramel oat and coffee-like flavors. A touch of back end bitterness pulls this together very well. Medium bodied, soft smooth carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. A great session stout...
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice black body with thin head. Aroma is light chocolate, roast. Flavor is sweet chocolate, coffee roast and oats. Thin body.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a very deep brown with a nice creamy tan head. Medium-full bodied with a creamy texture. Nicely blended flavors of dark roast, oats, and chocolate with just enough bitterness to balance things out. Finish is dry and a tad ashy. Nice beer.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was lightly fruity and roasty with a bit of chocolate. Mostly the aroma was filled with esters. The beer arrived pitch black opaque with a tan frohty head which stood super tall to lace the glass. The flavor was roasty and lightly winey with a strong estery presence. Chocolate and roast with an espresso and caramel which improved by leaps and bounds as the beer warmed. The finish was dry with a lasting winey presence too long into the aftertaste. The body was medium-full and the carbonation was nicely done making the beer creamy and smooth on the palate. An ok beer, but not wonderful due to flaws. Pint at BBW.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at brewery. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is similar to aroma with a nice roasty finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft, Bethlehem) Creamy tan head with brown-balck body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate, coffee. Watery light-medium body, easy drinking. Seems more like a dry stout.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Bethlehem Brew Works, pre-BCTC beerventure. Pours a very dark brown core with minimal light coming through; firm, light cocoa-colored head with perfect retention and lacing, coating the interior of the glass. Pleasant cocoa and lightly roasted malts in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: nice baker’s chocolate and slightly bitter citrus character; lacking a bit in body, but still showing a good roasted malt and creamy oatmeal character. Medium, toasted marshmallow and chocolate finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with tan Guiness head. Rich aroma of deep roasted malt. Flavor mainly oat meal and dark roasted maly. Thin bodied. Reminded me of guiness.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a medium tan head. Roasty aroma with some coffee and chocolate. Smooth & sweet - solid stout.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was an outstanding oatmeal stout. I felt it was a winning version and had a nice flow with that excellent chocolate flavor.