ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color; Iím let down that itís not mostly pitch black. The head is a one finger mocha shade. Retention is decent, and nice lacing is left behind.
S: Thereís a nice snap of roast here, along with a significant nuttiness. Hints of chocolate and oatmeal float around. Nothing special here, but it hits all the right notes a lighter oatmeal stout should.
T: Actually, it tastes closer to a roasty brown ale than a stout. The start is strong in roasted flavor, before a finish of nuts and oatmeal. I know whatís missing from this brew, but itís hard for me to explain, so Iíll just say this: all the roast here need more ístoutyí flavor to balance it out. Just a bit more defined sweetness (like cream or chocolate) would go a long way toward making this really good.
M: This is a lot drier and cleaner than I expected, with only a hint of lingering sweetness. The strong carbonation helps its drinkability cause, too. But you know what would really give it great drinkability? Better flavors.
DenverLogan (885) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12oz bottle into a Deschutes stem glass. Pours near black with moderate head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts, slight oatmeal. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, minerals, slight oats, grains, straw hops. Overall flavorful, tasty for the style.
smaynard6000 (805) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malt. Sweet flavor of roasted coffee and chocolate. Full bodied. Pretty standard, but good.
swesson (307) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours a dark, only brown and makes a medium tan head. Aroma is of dark cocoa and coffee beans. Tastes of roasted barley, cocoa, and espresso. It has a dry finish. A good but not great stout. A bit low in abv to give it better stature.
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Concealer (963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Clear dark reddish brown with a small biege head. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, and light dark fruit. Flavor is the same with a more pronounced dark fruit. Medium, smooth and dry on the end.
katrinaez (618) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer and standard go to style. Nothing sticks out about it, but I would pick something else better if optional. Tap and bottle.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stout with coffee aromas. Some lum character in dark roast flavor. Pour black with half inch dark brown head.
chucklemation (838) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a jet black with a foamy, quickly dissipating, tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is bitter roasted malts with a dry finish. Has a light body. A decent session stout.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Nice light stout. Coffee, bread, oatmeal, light chocolate flavor. Great creamy mouth full. Not heavy at all.
kevinator (1432) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly good. Great dark soft color with a nice head and a full creamy palate. Light malt aroma with roasted malt flavor and slight bitter finish with a hint of bread.
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredibly, incredibly nice for the ABV. Really. Good stout backbone, and amazingly syrupy for the low ABV. A session stout?