arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, black appearance. Minimal head/carbonation. Aroma is coffee and cream, leaning towards the sweet cream side. Light vanilla. Flavor is roast malt and mild dark fruit that finishes with a black olive flavor. Somewhat dry and roasty. Relatively thin mouthfeel. Drinkable.
CanIHave4Beers (2765) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown with a big tan head that leaves good lace. The aroma is lots of unripe fruit as it pours from the bottle. As the beer settles into the glass the aromas of smoke, cheap coffee, and copper show up. There is a nice bit of chocolate in the aroma as well. The flavor is really pretty bitter and fairly dry for a sweet stout. There is a nice burnt toast flavor along with a good bit of cocoa and a very reserved sweetness. There is some odd apple rind throughout.
Guerde (1113) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Pours dark black with a tan head that rings around the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, slightly ashy, with a vegetal aroma just lurking around that’s difficult to describe (could be green bell pepper, could be snap peas). Little bit of beef jerky. Flavor has chocolate, roasted malt, and some light raisin. Sweetness from the lactose sugar is present as well, with a lingering finish of caramel corn. This is actually the best aspect of the beer. Mouthfeel is fairly thin, not full and creamy as the description states, but it does possess a certain silkiness. Carbonation is quite toned down which contributes to the silky mouthfeel.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) cloudy deep brown with a ring of fine brown bubbles. Nose of brine, olives, milk chocolate, and a bit of fudge. Taste of unsweet coffee, a bit of umami, watery, smoke, and I don’t like the linger. Seems old.
rjwieczorek (8) - USA - NOV 21, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought from red wagon in rochester. Taste of chocolate and coffee is clearly present and proves to be quite delicious! Great beer for the coming cold weather.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to randomgarbage. Pours very dark brown with tan brown head. Nose and taste of lactose, burnt oatmeal, burnt coffee, burnt chocolate, dry grain, burnt toast and burnt licorice. Lighter bodied.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Dark pour with a soft creamy head. Blandish aroma. Chocolate malts with a tad bit of coffee. Flavor carries a little bit of milk lactose sense with chocolate but nothing that really blows me away. Fairly good but I’ve certainly had better.
bwa5879 (447) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty average stout. Tried it on recommendation of employee at specialty liquor store and glad I only purchased one. Good pour, good nose but average, watery taste that was not very carbonated.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2012 Tried again. The ashtray finish is even worse with some weird tang. The sweet smelling brew makes me think of milk chocolate and roasted peanuts. There is also a little bit of dough. This tastes with cola with a little bit of chocolate syrup. There is also some light booze and tobacco ashtray in the finish. The body is perfectly black with a very thin tan head. This is ok, but nothing special.
crajun (822) - , Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle rec’d in trade with emeinz; thanks Eric. decent nose of chocolate; I love oatmeal stouts but this was as dissapointing as any I have tried - aroma was faint; VERY thin watery drink with little to no flavor..meh.