ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice oatmeal stout and the oak really comes out in the flavor and palate. Smooth and rich in chocolate and earthy textures. Dirt, coffee, and toffee.
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
milky, creamy and sweet. the sweetness is almost cloying were it not far enough in the backround pushed back by a bit of caramel in chocolate and a touch of smoke. quickly dissapating cabonation leaves just a passing tingle on the gums.
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
double deuce (2011) - pours black with tan head and thin lacing. Very fragrant. Nose is roasted, caramel and dark chocolate, .Flavor adds light smoke, wood and toffee. Sweet and bitter on the back-end thanks to the roast. Slight burn on the gums. Dry finish with light to medium body. Thin texture. Alcohol aftertaste. Would be a fine beer if it could deliver better on the palate.
bluejacket74 (1263) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle, date stamped on bottle of Jan 18 2011. I’d guess that was why it was on sale for $2.99 a bottle! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Both the head retention and lacing are good. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and some oats. Luckily, the taste is stronger. The brew tastes like roasted malt, oats, dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, caramel and oak. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. It’s also very smooth and easy to drink. I don’t think the age has hurt this beer at all. I’d buy this again in the future, even though I know I got this bottle at a great price!
superspak (2408) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, chocolate, oak, roasted malt, oats, earth, caramel, toast, and some chemical alcohol-like aromas. Unimpressive aromas; the phenols are pretty bad, and throws off the balance. Age is probably a factor here, and it also feels a bit stale. Taste is pretty good: chocolate, roasted malt, oats, caramel, toast, earth, light dark fruit, light oak, and herbal hops. Lingering notes of roasted malt, chocolate, toast, oak, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Pretty nice flavor balance, with fairly robust flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an ok oatmeal stout. The age was definitely not friendly to this one, and I remember enjoying this more the last time I had it(which was likely much fresher).
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Beernutz. Dark brown. Nice oak with some smoke flavor. Cocoa, coffee, some caramel. Creamy palate.
Cybercat (3194) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, oily sable with a thin but fairly persistent buttery-tan head. Smoky aroma has an overtone of miso and notes of molasses, quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate plus hints of caramel and wood - the latter definitely from the oaking. Flavor has a roast coffee core and subtle notes of caramel, chocolate and wood - typical of a good stout, and enjoyable. Just what I, a stoutie, like. Texture has firm body and just a little fizz. Though not an outstanding stout, definitely worthy of checking, especially if you love stouts and porters.
pet3rman (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An OK stout, not the best, 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.
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Herber, sehr weicher Malzbeginn mit kräftiger Röstigkeit. Auch im Mittelteil beeindrucken die wechen Malznoten, die einen feinen aber nicht zu übersehenden Hoppfenton beinhalten. Später wird das Bier fast etwas wässrig. Insgesamt ein rundes, sehr sehr weiches Bier. 12/11/12/11/8/12
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
23-Jun-09 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 18-Jun-09 for $5.99 at O’Bryan’s Wine and State Liquor Agency in Loveland, OH)
This beer pours dark brown with good clarity at the edges, while the light-tan head rises to only a quarter inch before settling quickly to a thin sheet and large-bubbled, wide ring. Wood and earth dominate the nose, with slightly sweet, roasted malts in the background. Not especially complex, but very aromatic and enticing. On the palate, oatmeal, slightly sweet roast, and chocolate are all prominent, along with notes of coffee and molasses. The beer also tastes woodsy and earthy, and these flavors are nicely balanced against the strong maltiness. The bitterness is only light to medium and it’s quite smooth, though there is some ashiness in the finish. It’s full bodied, chewy, slightly sticky, and smooth, with gentle carbonation. Spotty lace remains on the glass. Overall, a really nice oatmeal stout, flavorful, complex, well crafted, a beer I’ve enjoyed drinking and would purchase again.