Kinz (3361) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant stout. Not spectacular, but enjoyable. Black, brown around the edges, deep tan head. Aroma faintly of chocolate, good coffee note without being acrid. Flavor matched, lightly liqour oriented, more chocolate than coffee. Nice stuff.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color. Soft aroma, with hints of prunes, raisins, chocolate and espresso. Dry and roasty (not sweet at all), with a pretty harsh acidic and overly bitter malt bite.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, opaque, with oily tan head. Aroma has notes of creamy coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Flavor has a fair amount of coffee notes and bitter malts, with a touch of sweetness. A decent brew, but falls short of a truly good stout.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown / red colour. Tobacco coloured head.
Smoky almost rauchbeer like aroma. Flavour had
hints of licorice and burnt caramel.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours deep dark brown with a fluffy tan head that laces. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and coffee. Flavor is more sweet milk chocolate, some coffee, and a touch of oatmeal. Medium/Light body for a stout a touch on the watery side but very drinkable and another pretty nice offering from this brewer.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty grain aroma with a bit of chocolate. Had a light brown head on a near black body with hints of ruby. Flavor is full of roastiness and some smoke. Also has a sweet granola flavor. Very smooth. Definitely not a bad stout, but Ive had better oatmeal stouts.
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours inky black with brown medium head that lasts well but doesn’t lace very well. Nose is caramel, coffee, aromatic. Flavor is chocolate, sweet, coffee, oatmeal comes out, as well as some black olive. Medium sweetness. Rather thin mouthfeel, but overall very good and I think underrated.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in color, tannish brownish head. Somewhat astringent, especially for a sweet stout. Somewhat dry, lightly burnt chocolate. Meidum bodied. Eh, it was okay.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black as death with a medium light beige head, really nice looking. Aroma is surprisingly subdued, just some roastyness. The flavor expectedly starts off strong with roasted malt, charcoal and some coffee then gives way to notes of chocolate/mocha. Not sweet, finish is bitter in a burnt/roasty way. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy on the palate with subtle carbonation. Great head retention, some lacing left on the glass. Solid stout, but it has the potential to be awesome if more depth is added to the flavor and the aroma.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black. Dark dan head. Toasty aroma as it warms up. Alcohol noticable in aroma. Smooth, roasted malt taste. Pleasant bitter finish. A good, warm fuzzy beer.