Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, 90-95% opacity, some red, rich coffee-cream head. Very smooth, very dry, thorough roasted notes, dark, toasty, not burnt, little bitterness, light touch of vanilla. Exceptionally easy drinking. Not multi-layered for flavor but simple and enjoyable. (on tap, Rock Bottom Atlanta)
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 on draught. Pours an opaque black with a picturesque, frothy tan head. Thereís a fair amount of roasted aroma over the musty barley and a bit of sweet cream. The palate is silky but thick, and the flavor has ample truck-stop coffee and a thinner cream sweetness. The semi-dry dark chocolate finish pulls this stout together. Itís slightly thinner than Iíd like for a stout to be and has a borderline English porter feel.
[April 27, 2008]
From a growler: This is a really good looking beer. Itís near black and has a creamy, even, long lasting dark tan head. The aroma is inviting with plenty of oats, chocolate, and an almost smoky bittersweetness. Palate on this one is nice and creamy with very low carbonation. I get hearty chocolate, medium roasted coffee, a bit of oats, and a nicely sharp finish. This is pretty enjoyable. I had no problem finishing the growler.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (atlanta) nitro. Black body with tan head. Aroma is mocha, and very roasty. Oatmeal, and sweetness in flavor. Finishes with a weird tasting sugar flavor.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nashville. The sout that bit back. It looks good, and smells good too, but itís almost too much of a good thing.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Nashville. Black color that redefines the notion of black. The description that it is "boldly aggressive" really rings true and is cool at first, but gets annoying the more you drink it.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 OK first thing I have to say is look at the ratings for St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout the 4th highest rated beer out of Canada, Iíve had that and the Iron Horse beats it by far, way more flavor, great chocolate, with the ever so slight coffee coming out, smooth as hell, awesome black color with sweet creamy head that stuck around the whole time.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark opaque with brown edges and a frothy well-lacing tan head. Aroma is subtle, dry and roasty without much sweetness. Smooth, malty, robubst, dry-tasting body has good viscosity and roasty finish. A nicely balanced brew and an enjoyable dry stout.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, opaque brown pour, beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, hints of roastiness. Sweet chocolate roasted malt flavor, and maybe some kinda fruit like a plum Fairly thin unfortunately.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a dark brown to black body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. Itís sweet and malty with a note of licorice and a very slight roastiness. Medium to full bodied and smooth.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark roasted malt, coffee, creamy chocolate aromas with a faint hop nose. Pours opaque with a tan head and spotty lacing. Dry roasted malt with dark chocolate and toffee body. Dark, medium bodied and a little thin palate.