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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with an abundance of black and chocolate malts then aged on oak to add an earthy character. Obovoid is a rich, smooth stout with a creamy, off-white head. Limited release available October-December.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
On nitro tap. Pours a dark brown, almost black permitting very little light through. Caramel nitro head as expected, about a finger high. Underlying oatmeal stout is apparent with notes of chocolate and nut above. Palate wasn’t excellent, I was expecting slightly better. Solid choice, excellent on nitro.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1032) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
On nitro tap at capitol beer Sacramento. Aroma is malty an chocolate. Taste is creamy dark roasted malts with some oak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Nitro draft at Hopcat. Black with typical nitro head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter cocoa, slight oak. Flavor follows suit and offers a slight smokey, burnt aspect to the billing. Basic and simple, yes. Enjoyable, absolutely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Draft. Pours black with a finger if light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is light bitter. Coffee with some dark chocolate. Full bodied with a thick texture. Soft carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a thick, lingering, beige head. Aroma of oatmeal, chocolate, a little oak. Flavor about the same, but a really sweet taste that doesn’t fit well with the oak aging. A decent beer with a nice smooth texture

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 650ml ($5): Pours black with creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark, bitter chocolate, along with a bit of dark roast coffee. Taste is somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel is pretty thick. Leaves a rather sticky taste in the mouth. Some amount of bitterness. This is a pretty good stout, which is more like an imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Nitro tap at Boulder Beer. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a finger of creamy tan head. Great retention and nice lacing. Malty, roasted, chocolate, nutty aroma. Roasty oatmeal, chocolate, caramel, and malt flavors, with a mildly bitter malt finish that becomes more noticeable as you drink it. Nitro tap gives it an incredibly smooth mouthfeel with medium body. Mild, slightly bitter finish that lingers. An excellent oatmeal stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2007 bottle in October 2012.

This was a silly one to age, but general disinterest and apathy took there toll and five years later there it was in the closet. I opened it without high hopes whatsoever. And indeed it may have been a little stale, a little chalky, but by and large it help up very well, Soy aroma that mellows with time replaced by milky hot cocoa. A pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Beer Authority. Coffee and moderate nut aroma. Slight tar flavor but heavy of bitter chocolate and coffee grounds. Slightly silk mouthfeel with coffee grounds finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap at Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma and flavor of oaked chocolate malts. Somewhat roasty, this one has subtle brightness in palate; finishes light bitter. This one is nice and thick without being sweet. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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