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RATINGS: 543   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10670) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark amber color with an off white foam head. Aroma of vanilla roast and chocolate. Light sweet vanilla taste, vanilla almost fake. Some caramel and coffee mixed in.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Poured into an English pint glass from a 650ml bottle with no date.

A: Nearly pitch black though it shows a clear garnet through the light with a thick rocky head that clings to the glass.

S: Huge blend of oak, chocolate and roasted malts. Reminds me a bit of tobacco even.

T: Bitter roasted malts, dark chocolate, and oak right away reminding me a bit of fresh tobacco. Decent beer.

M: A bit thin and watery at first, but fills out towards the end. Really light, almost non-existent, carbonation.

O: Solid option for the price, at times it reminds me of a poor mans Firestone Walker Parabola.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Charred-like aroma. Poured black in color with a nice tan head. Super chocolatey in taste, slight oak character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From Beerlicious iPhone app: dark chocolate with roasty aromas. Black and hazy with a frothy brown head. Light bitterness to a more medium bitterness finish. Short. Medium body, creamy texture. Lively carbonation with an abrupt finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9090) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich oaty, roasty dark malty, slightly woody, a touch grainy aroma. Sweet dark chocolate malty, rich caramel, tasty oaky, rich oaty flavor. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
A very nice stout. Really creamy feeling to this one. A true stout with a dark head on it. Pours great, aroma is sweet and rich. Quality toasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours black with a small tan head that leaves no lacing. Aromas were on the lighter side, but consisted of oak, smoke and roasted malt. Flavors of dark chocolate, smoked oak and maybe a slight hint of oatmeal. Body was too thin for a stout. Creamy mouthfeel and bitter finish. Overall this was decent but it wasn’t big enough for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Draft in a goblet. I was pleased but not impressed. The aroma was a standard coffee malt with bread notes, and the appearance was a nice rich dark black with a tan head, great lacing, thick. The palate was thick and chewy with a heavy residue of a texture, and the taste, well the taste is what underwhelmed me. Don’t get me wrong is was a good old stout taste, but I didn’t pick up any complexities or any notes beyond the standard coffee-ish stout. Pleasing not impressive.


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