manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
smell is misleading of this amazing beer deep black color and thick as all hell with a sweet creamy taste of oats and very little choc and mild mild coffee so goooood
houblonchien (78) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark with a cream head. Light bodied for a stout. No noticeable oatmeal. A touch of hops. Some coffee on the tongue.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Verbatim from notes 16JUL11
SOS: Rose mahogany stout with brilliant clarity. No head and no lace. Should be a little darker. Smells of malts, molasses, dark brown sugar, raisins. Taste is of roasted, sweet and buttered - which actually suits this well. A little too sweet IMO. Thin for the style with low carb, needs more body to feel right. Although this tastes okay and may be quite sessionable, it falls from the best or above avg oatmeal stouts. Too sweet, too thin.
Serving type: on-tap
kramer (4688) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a small wispy light brown head. The nose is sweet and roasty with some black patent malt and chocolate fudgecake like notes. The flavor is thin roast and chocolate with minimal to no bitterness. Finishes with a sweet burnt caramel note. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, slight stickiness, light carbonation. Meh, pretty bland and middle-of-the-road stuff.
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft.- Roast malts and milk chocolate. Black with a thin beige head. Great roast mats and mellow chocolate. Next to no bitterness and a great oatmeal mouthfeel. Great on cask.
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, chocolate malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Swans in Victoria. Pretty fair (at best) stout, but more due to faulty carbonation. Maybe they didn't hook up the CO2 correctly. Blah.
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brleo (64) - - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad stout at all. VERY flat (this is a good thing in my mind), almost zero head (disappointing). Goes down smooth, boasts a hearty oatmeal and roasted barley flavor which is exceptionally tasty. A great local stout in my mind.
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Jesus, when does the punishment end? Why bother? The aroma in this is brutal. Unabashed booziness. This is probably the worst stout I’ve ever had. Pours dark brown with no lacing, no head. Finishes slightly sweet. Aroma malt that tastes lagery with unbalanced booze and strange malt. I was willing to show a good spirit through the lagers and bitters, but this is straight abuse. On tap at brewpub.
LarryBeast (454) - - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Black, roasty, dry, smooth, crisp, flat and generally unexceptional. I remember this being much tastier the time I tried it on tap. Maybe something gets lost in the bottling.