mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: pours pitch black with a medium tan head, very smalllacing. aroma is extremem esspresso with some dark chocolatel and some kind of fruitiness. flavour is a nice cocoa flavour wth a great roastedness.very smooth and delicious. finishes with a great bitter chocolate. the palate is thick and creamy.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly nice roasty chocolately aroma, some hopping coming through, taste is a slightly watery burst of chocolate and roast, with a coffee ground finish, finish is thindon’t get much oak nor any of the normal oatmeal smoothness,a little disappointing after great start
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is slight cappuchino but mostly deep dark chocolate, smells great. Flavor is more on the oatmeal side with some lingering alcohol, chocolate comes through but not nearly as much as in the aroma.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very black, with cocoa-tan head...nice lookin’...
Rich and roasty nose, loads of espresso & cream, bittersweet, with caramel & chocolate hints, too...
Creamy, chocolatey flavor, yum...Cadbury’s chocolate easter egg, that’s it! That’s where the name comes from...LoL!
Milk chocolate. Delish! Fullish bodied, moderate length finish, and altogether pleasing....sweetish taste, but good texture, fine and easy drinking....and loads of smooth, reassuring oatmeal. A big, burly oatmeal stout. And at an abv reaching up towards an RIS. Love it, personally.
This one’s right up my alley. Good stuff.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
15 DEC 07, Southeast YeHa. (empirical stout) Looking glass series. 22oz bottle. Deep dark brown color. Aroma is a bit oaky, roasty. Flavor is roasty. Sharp carbonation. Not impressed. Finishes of cocoa and roasted coffee beans.
Oakes (15277) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy dark chestnut. Straightup fudge & coffee nose. Somewhat light "foreign" body with vague icing sugar sweetness. Very nutty. A little underwhelming.
ChainGangGuy (4751) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a black body with a light khaki-colored head.
Smell: Aroma of roasted malt and charred grains, with hints of unsweetened chocolate, coffee, and, of course, the oak.
Taste: The flavor of roasted malts and burnt grains yield little sweetness. Some hints of acidic black coffee and chocolate. The oaken aspect seems raw and unrefined, like chomping down on a pencil. Herbal hops with a light bitterness. Dry, roasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: An okay oaky.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a stout. Very dry, ash andmineral-filled aroma. From the aroma, I don’t believe that this is an oatmeal stout. The flavor is a little better - the oatmeal becomes more evident, it is slightly sweetened with some vanilla undertones. A slight bitterness comes out in the finish, almost like dark chocolate. Not bad.
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black beer, with a fairly impressive soapy lace - very subtle oak in the aroma (I was bracing myself for the typical, barrel-aged oak overload), which is a nice change of pace - other notes in the aroma include chocolate and roasted malts, sweetened espresso, and earthy, vegetal qualities - kind of spicy and medium bitter up front, with coffee and cream being a dominant characteristic throughout - out of place blueberry fruitiness is a bit distracting - background earthy, root vegetable notes manifest abruptly, but the coffee bitterness stomps them out quickly - oak and vanilla are an afterthought, passing over the palate swiftly, as tobacco and roasted notes finish things off - it could have been really good, but those odd, and probably unintentional flavors really distract from its good qualities.
Nephilium (1659) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly sweet aroma, touch of oak, and an almost sour off aroma. Pours a dark black, with ruby highlights available at the edges of the glass, has a large head that fades down, leaving great lacing behind. Taste has a touch of coffee and oak. Very watery mouthfeel. Not bad... but not something I’m going out of my way to get more of.