jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a four finger brown head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and light bodied. Coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee but too watery. Dry finish. $6 for a 22oz bottle from Farmer’s market Concord, NH. Being a nano-brewery in NH the brewer has to deliver this himself so check his website on where to get.
AirForceHops (4048) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from the Beer Store, Nashua, NH. My Guinness pint glass shows the typical stout with a tiny ring of white head leaving no lace. Nose is a solid amount of roasted malt with plenty of chocolate. Flavor is roasted barley, espresso coffee notes, chocolate and some coffee bitterness in the finish. Body is medium leaning on the thin side. Carbonation is soft. Texture is dry. Overall I like the coffee flavors and would say that is a slightly above average standard stout even with the thin body.
puboflyons (2367) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is very dark brown but not quite black with a mocha head and good carbonation. The aroma does indeed present me with espresso or coffee esters but I don’t get much in the way of oatmeal. The hops are light. The body is thin. The taste also brings out the coffee but not the oatmeal and there is a slight lingering bitterness. Tends to end dry.
johnnnniee (2691) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a solid black with a thinnish tan head that slowly recedes to minimal lace on the glass. Heavy coffee aroma with hints of roast, cream, cereal grain and light fruit. The flavor reminds me of weak coffee mostly. Espresso with a light bit of dark fruit and roast. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation and a roasty watery mouthfeel. This beer needs a bit of dialing in. The label calls this an espresso oatmeal stout, but it really drinks more like a dry stout. Missing is that creamy richness that I expect from oatmeal, and the addition of the coffee thins the hell out of the body here. Bump up the crystal and oatmeal or mash a bit warmer and this one could hold some promise as the coffee does come through nicely without any acrid bitterness.