thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was smoky and burnt malt. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish mild roasted malt aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of roasted malt and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub, Durham. Handsome looking pour, with a nice mellow nose. But even on nitro this one could use a bigger body. Still a nice and roasty brew and hits all the right marks, but I wish I coulda had the coffee/chili version, which had just kicked. Solid.
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown and sits almost black. Head is one finger thick and tan. Roasty nose with some cacao and coffee beans. A light chocolaty sweetness comes through. Fairly dry for an oatmeal stout, roasty with herbal hop character. Medium body.
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black in color... Aroma of roasted malts... Creamy texture, flavor is roasted malts and oats... Slightly burnt malt finish, pretty solid beer
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at BCBB. Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Nose of sweet chocolate, roast, sweet coffee, and some grain. Sweet, easy and light.
TURDFERGUSON (4047) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro at the brewpub. Doesn’t look much like a nitro pour but the bartender assured me it was. Aroma is pretty non-existant, maybe some faint roasted malt but thats a stretch. Flavor is more pronounced, but still very watery and understated. Some mild tartness and metal. Meh.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler. I popped open the growler open a day and a half after getting it filled at the brewery, and it poured totally still. Oh well, it still smelled and tasted delightful, and there was a decent bit of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Nose is sweet chocolate malt. The flavor leads with a touch of chocolate, then a clean, creamy coffee profile. Even with the lack of carbonation, the palate finishes quite nicely with a very soft feel. I’d like to try this one again with a fresher pour.