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; I’m let down that it’s not mostly pitch black. The head is a one finger mocha shade. Retention is decent, and nice lacing is left behind.
S: There’s 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 what’s missing from this brew, but it’s hard for me to explain, so I’ll just say this: all the roast here need more ’stouty’ 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.
GJF (1448) - 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 Gary’s--the only dark they had for a really cold night. It’s fine, just nothing much to it. Pretty smooth, some roast malt flavor. OK.
Omar1991 (4) - - 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
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Mrnoluv (274) - 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 wouldn’t go out of my way for this, needs way more malt/ABV.
radio_nowhere (1287) - 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 (1666) - 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 (391) - 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.
lbianchi66 (225) - FRANCE - OCT 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe brune avec une fine mousse beige.
Notes fumées, chocolat, café. Arômes de café et chocolat prononcés. Final fumé et sec. Texture plutôt onctueuse.
Longue en bouche.
Une bonne Stout.
Hoprider (266) - DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown with a semi dense beige head. Nose: slight roasty malt, nutty, some chocolate and cold coffee. Taste: very light flavours with light chocolate, light nutty, coffee flavours. Drying aftertaste and a light creamy body. Very light all around.. Very light.
G_Ram9 (88) - - SEP 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, poured into glass. Very bold. Intense coffee flavors. Very "roasty" with subtle bitter chocolate. I love this style of beer but honestly, I found this one a bit on the harsh side. It's intense.
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melush (1896) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ R & J Liquors, Granby, CO, USA
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe.