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.
bpar73 (887) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. dark roasted malt and chocolate in the taste and aroma. It is not best stout ever but fr from the worst.
ozzy70 (484) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma was roasted malt and coffee. Semi-sweet with a roasted coffee taste.
txpitmaster (4) - - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smelled nice but very very bitter with lingering after taste I found to be very unpleasant.
williamstome (1642) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, no head. Roasty, smoky, meat aroma. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Slightly bitter, with a smack of ham to it...
GJF (1468) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Garyís--the only dark they had for a really cold night. Itís fine, just nothing much to it. Pretty smooth, some roast malt flavor. OK.
Omar1991 (8) - - JAN 18, 2016 does not count
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Nothing special and not worth buying. Bitter aftertaste and just not very good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mrnoluv (283) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a very, very bitter stout. They should have a bitter stout category since it appears so many oatmeal/imperials seem to taste that way. I wouldnít go out of my way for this, needs way more malt/ABV.
radio_nowhere (1348) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Madrones in Frederick, MD served in a pint glass; opaque deep dark brown (black) color with thin tan head. Aroma notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some nuttiness. Taste adds more roast, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, dry with quick roast finish. Nice solid oatmeal stout.
GTAEgeek (1797) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, from the bottle. Thanks Steve! Big nose of roasted coffee, chalk, and bread. Sweet and overly roasty, with a harsh bitterness. Medium body, creamy, biting, and pleasantly aggressive. This is a mellow and reasonably tasty stout, but a little too roasted and bitter.
SlimHabib (399) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, sweet caramel, and chocolate. Medium body. Sweet with a little salty finish.