estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black body, small off-white head, sweet chocolate in the nose. Rich mouthfeel, coffee flavors, moderately sweet.
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Thick black pour with an equally thick off white head. Roasted and chocolate malt aroma with a hint of silky oatmeal. Thick coffee chocolate malt taste. Almost like a thick ice coffee with an oatmeal like smoothness to it. Easy drinking stout, not as thick as I thought it would be and I seemed to miss out on the oak. Guess I’ll have to get another one.
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Party Town. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with rocky tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and yeast. Taste is typical robust stout. Roasted malt prevails. Oak is present, but not as much as in the Yeti. Full bodied. Good stout.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Axilla. Pours a deep woody brown (almost black) with a big rocky head, fades slightly and has some lace. Aroma is woody, oaked, chocolate malts, lots of licorice, spicy anise and some clove and cinnamon as it warms. Flavor has some light toffee andchocolate but is almsot overtaken by spicy phenols and vinyl, rubbery and peppery with a fake sweetness. Hardly any roast and not really all that stout-like. Meh.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Pours black with a big thick creamy head. Big roasted aroma. Super coffeed. Slightly milky, slightly milk sourness. Nice roasted coffee flavor. Creamy, but has a bit of fizz to the palate. Great almonds at the finish. Huge lacing. This beer would be over the top if were thicker.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body is an opaque pitch black with a medium sized, tan colored head. The foam displays decent retention, leaving sheet like lacing on the glass as it passes. The aroma is rich and roasty, with alot of chocolate of various varieties coming through. Coffee is present, though it plays more of a submissive role to the chocolate. Smooth oatmeal grains and vanilla add interesting notes t the nose. The flavor is very similar. Mostly chocolaty, but oak and vanilla enter and play significant roles. Oatmeal smoothness is quite apparent. The body was significantly thinner than I expected, lending easy drinkability but detracting from the overall experience. Solid brew, but not a home-run like I was hoping for.
pineypower (3035) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out black with a moderate to small tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with slight sweetness and earth. Taste is up front chocolate, with some oatmealish sweetness, a very slight oak/vanilla flavor. A good stout and I’d drink it again, found myself looking for more of a pronounced oak flavor.
JK (5633) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t so in to this. Mild coffee aroma on the black beer. Well carbonated. Some dry oak flavor combined with the taste of an oatmeal stout. There is also some chocolate and unprocessed grain.
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a medium head. Very roasty and grainy aroma. The first taste that jumps at me is similar to bourbon. Not bourbon exactly, but that ’corn mash’ flavor. Oaky. Plenty of raw grain and a little chocolate. Not bad.