shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with light cream white head. Aroma is mildly roasty. Flavor is roasty, not too bitter.Nice oatmeal body. Standard oatmeal stout, but there is nothing wrong with that.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brew pub in Troy. Pours a nice black-brown with a very slight tan head - could’ve been the pour however. Aroma is strongly roasted malt, with some chocolate. Taste is upfront bitter chocolate, fading to a bitter coffee flavor. Not lacking in the hops department. As the other reviewer stated (only one other reviewer? - weird - go check out these beers, guys!) it is a little slight on the palate for an oatmeal stout, but its creamy and very drinkable.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit thin for an oaty, but this is some damn tasty beer. With some more body and a bit deeper flavor I could get behind the "world’s best " hype.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap-pours a brown head with black color. Aroma is dark malt, oatmeal. Taste is dark malt, oatmeal, coffee, bitterness at the finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 In short: Insipid “dirty” black beer
How: Tap at brewpub. Jul 2006 (2.2/5). Re-sampled Dec 2007 (2.3/5)
The look: Brown-black body with a little tan ring of foam
In long: A little toasted malts but barely any roastiness. Thin body. A little creamy brown cake, some old dry peanut shells and some caramel roaming in the back. Not very flavourful and the little flavour it had felt “dirty”. Gold Medal at the 2004 San Diego World Beer Cup?!?!!! Hard to believe, unless what they served me in December 2007 is the actual gold-medal winning batch brewed in 2004.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma:Good coffe and rosted malt...
Appearance:dark,good brown head...
Flavor:light acidity,rosted malt...
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught sample at the brewpub. Touch of head doesn’t last long at all atop a translucent dark brown body....luscious chocolaty aroma, hints of rum and dark nutty liqueurs, a bit milky with light roast, overall excellently balanced....on the tongue, dry, thin and fairly flavorless, with a touch of sour cherry, dry wood chips, a bit of stale chocolate and some sour milk towards the finish....thin, undercarbonated, overattenuated, this was a disappointment given the overall strong quality of the beers on this occasion.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Tap @ brewpub: black body, roasted coffee dominates aroma. Hints of chocolate and oats. Flavor is exactly the same. Nothing really rewarding or interesting.
Sregnar35 (1028) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Reviewed again based on the bottle. Pours nice and dark brown, small head, aroma is sweet and appealing. Flavor is nice and sweet, a bit bitter but nice, very creamy.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Man of Kent Tavern. Deep dark brown, tan head. aroma of roast, butterscotch, ripe mellon, and a touch of apple. Flavor is roasty and malty with little bitterness. Slight subtle sour note, which if it was intentional, fits the flavor nicely. A little apple mixed in. Smooth.