Busick (355) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad oatmeal stout from a local brewery. This is probable one of my favorite brews from this brewery.
jbruner (2137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brownish black from the bottle worth thin lacy tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is cold brewed coffee with hints of chocolate and soy, roast opens as it warms. Taste follows, drop the soy, add more coffee. Silky smooth mouth with no hint of the booze. Pretty nice breakfast beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik shop. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a bit of lacing in the glass. Fairly big coffee on the nose. Lots of coffee on the tongue which naturally lingers after you finish it. It’s a little thin on the tongue but certainly very drinkable.
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Harrika’s Brew Haus. Black pour, zero visibility with fully lasting one finger thick frothy light brown head. Excellent lacing. Milk chocolate, coffee bean, dark malt, booze aromas. Light roasted coffee up front with a short milk chocolate finish. Dry texture, soft carbonation.
ChainGangGuy (4350) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body beneath a light tan head that’s a bit on the thin side.
Smell: Roasty nose of darkened malts with just a hint of basic chocolate and a touch of dark fruit.
Taste: A light chary, ashen roast with a minimal backing of chocolate and estery fruitiness. Minimal hop character, bitterness. While waiting for the coffee character and some soft, succulent oats to burst forward, well, that’s when you hit the drying, lightly fruity finish with a bit of alcohol. This ride is over.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a bit of medium carbonation.
Overall: A little thin and lackluster considering the words "oatmeal" and "coffee" being prominently featuring in its name.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle ($2.49) purchased at John’s Grocery and poured into a pint glass at home. Almost black with a frothy tan head. Strong coffee and espresso aroma with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and light caramel. Similar flavor, adding a mild earthy bitterness and a touch of ash. Medium body, creamy and pretty smooth, easy to drink. Pretty good. First rating from SC.
rdixon77 (602) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to drowland for the share.
Oily dark brown pour. Fruit and coffee in the aroma. Real burnt and sweet in the taste. Some chocolates and hops. High carbonation. Pretty mediocre.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
3/22/14. 12oz bottle from 5 Points. Not quite black pour, more of a dark brown, almost black, I guess, with a small khaki head that fades and doesn’t lace much. Burnt cheap coffee aroma, fruity esters, a bit of an alcohol burn... not too promising. Sweet flavor, a little fruity, burnt coffee, ashy, some dark chocolate. Lightly slick mouthfeel killed by burning carbonation. Meh.
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewers have proven that fresh coffee and dark beer make a phenomenal combination. Thomas Creek brings something new to the table by adding coffee to an oatmeal stout. A brilliant idea, if you ask me. Like many of Thomas Creek’s creations, this brew is gorgeous to look at. For a stout, though, I would liked to see a darker color and a bit more lacing on the glass - especially with an ABV of 8%. The aroma is almost perfect. Loads of fresh coffee with a bit of chocolate. While this is a completely drinkable brew, I wanted more balance between the coffee and oatmeal. The subtle hints of chocolate are delicious but they tend to get overpowered by the coffee. This beer also didn’t quite capture the silky smoothness of an oatmeal stout, either. As a coffee stout, this beer is a great accomplishment. As a coffee oatmeal stout, it doesn’t quite cut it. All nitpicking aside, this is a satisfying stout from a brewery that loves to buck beer conventions.
TheHopster (786) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Well roasted malt and coffee aroma with brown-black complexion and tan head. The taste is somewhat charred malt with burnt coffee and some alcohol. Thin palate.
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