HoPPyToNy (17) - USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks delicious! black, light tan head, amber around the edges when held to light. Smells roasty and chocolaty.fells smooth and silky in the mouth like an oatmeal stout should. tastes good much like it smells but the way it feels in the mouth is where its at. Only problem needs more booze.
oldbaldguy (17) - , Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite opaque, which I found odd for this style. I got quite a bit of vanilla in the nose with the oak coming out nicely and not overdone. Poured up nicely with a rich, decent head. I was a bit disappointed upon tasting this as I found it a bit lacking in complexity and the finish a bit thin with a slight lingering sweetness. Overall, not bad, but not quite what I was expecting.
vinerd (17) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is coffee, alcohol, and leathery tobacco. Taste is pretty yummy. The oatmeal stands out, rounding out the hoppy coffee and chocolate. Left a nice chocolate aftertaste for me to savor.
london1o1 (14) - USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like a nice deep black beer. Now this one isnít Ten FIDY black or anything. Slightly lighter shade of colorlessness than that. But still nice.
Senormac (14) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couldnít find the aroma on this one. Is it just me? Is not totally black. Can still see, although just barely, through the glass of this dark dark brown brew. Does have quite a bit of carbonation. Tastes very good, dark, roasted, woody, but not creamy. Finishes with same flavor to the end. Cool label art.
nazbotica (12) - Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is such a well balanced, big stout. It has a rich, roasty, smooth taste that smacks of cherries, coconut and chocolate. This is almost a year old, which could account for the smoothness. I absolutely love this beer.
SlowLoris (8) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks fantastic in the glass, a deep color with creamy off-white head. Smells very nice, hints of chocolate and coffee and oak? I doubt I would smell the oak if I didnít already know it was there.
Flavor is sweet for a porter, with a lighter aftertaste.
broncoman (8) - new monmouth, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rich easy drinking empirical stout ale. aged with oak, soft bitter coffey hue with soft woodzy flavor in the body. very satisfying
FreshBeerCesar (8) - Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer poured amber at first and then picked up the imperial stout oatmeal color to it.
Strong smell of Oak on this (has been aging for about 4months)
Taste of Vanilla and Chocolate with a real creamy mouth feel.
Schultzie (3) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. 1/6 barrel at my house. This stout has a wonderful nose. The appearance is dark and rich looking. The taste finishes with a slight woodiness most likely from the oak used.