KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/31/2012. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The beer itself pours a dark chocolate brown color with a soft ruby tint in the corner of my pint glass. A small foamy tan head forms on the pour, fading to a small film and a ring that clings to the edges of the glass.
The aroma is pleasant, simple, and smooth. Milk and dark chocolate, flaked oats, and a little bit of coffee. The flavor generally follows the aroma, with a smooth and gentle flavor. Up front the flavor has a milk chocolatey sweetness and a dark chocolate bitterness that evolves over the sip. This bitterness blends with the oats to form the malt presence, develops a bit of coffee flavor, and finally turns to a soft, general earthy bitterness at the end. The finish is slightly bitter and has a bit of chocolate left.
This drinks a little bit bigger and thicker than the modest 4.7% ABV would indiciate. The carbonation has a smooth creaminess that is partially interrupted by more vigorous bubbles.
This unfortunately named, since I found it to be more of an average Oatmeal Stout than something truly out of the ordinary.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Liz. Pours very dark brown/black with some large tan bubbles. Aroma of chocolate and smooth burnt malt. Near full bodied. Flavor is lightly smokey, darkly milk chocolate, earthy burnt malt. It’s sort of earthy/gritty. Finishes on a bitter note. Love Fuggles.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with 2/3 finger thick tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. A pretty tasty beer. Thanks Jason
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled during the Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 1/21/12. Black pour with a medium tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Malty flavor with a hint of green olive before a roasty finish.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got as an extra in a trade. Pours black with a Dark brown hue when held in the light, with a deep tan head. Smells chocolaty with hints of espresso as it warms. Flavor is fairly hoppy, nice roast and chocolate malt, dry finish with possibly some smoky elements. Above Average, but I like an Oatmeal stout to be an Oatmeal Stout.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the 4th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/21/2012: This brew is an opaque black color with a medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. The aroma consists of roasted malt and coffee. Medium-bodied (actually a little on the thin side) with flavors of chocolate, roasted malt and mild coffee. The finish is malty with a short and faint hops aftertaste. Just alright overall.
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber. Pours black as tar with a thin off-white colored head - not much lacing. Aroma has some chocolate, hints of marshmallows, a faint trace of fruitiness. Flavor has some black dirt earthiness, a hint of chocolate, some black coffee. Flavor turns a bit metallic near the end. Mouthfeel has nice lacticity to it. A tad underwhelming, but not bad.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an opaque black with tons of dark brown head and large bubbles. The nose is extremely roasty with a pungent acetone note and some malt sweetness in the back. The flavor is similar, roasted and burnt with magic marker and some malt sweetness in back. The feel is light, thin in back and overly oily and slick and overly carbonated.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of juiceisloose. Pours dark brown in color with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma had a combination of mild sweetness and dark roasted malt. Additional notes of chocolate and some background earthiness. The flavor opens with sweet smooth chocolate and dark roasted malts. The finish has char and moderate bitterness. I didn’t know what to expect with this and was left pretty much neutral after the taste.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to glass courtesy of Tricyclist in a pretty awesome trade.Has notes of roasty/toasty malts.Definitely picking up lots of coffee notes. It poured an awesome black color with a thin brown head. medium bitterness. Very smooth, almost silky. Love the mouthfeel.
I think I was a little disappointed in the flavor and aroma after the pour. the pour was very beautiful. I was definitely jacked up, but the experience failed to deliver. I would drink this again to give it another try.