jbuskirk (273) - 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 (723) - 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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boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours Cola brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is a nice mix of coffee, roast, caramel, and toffee. The taste is coffee bean and pretty darn one dimensional. Watery and a bit salty but okay.
DrunkSanta410 (133) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark black with quick dissipating cream colored head. Aroma of coffee malts, slight breadiness and some mild chocolate sweetness. Taste is dark chocolate and black coffee with slight bitterness and a bit of alcohol coming through. Smooth on the palate, not too thin and well carbonated. Overall, a good stout offering. Middle of the road in the category.
wlajwl (3479) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is strong coffee notes and roasted malts. The flavor is coffee, dark fruit/berries, roasted malts and an acidic and dry finish.
JHeath99 (421) - - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Winestyles. Pours dark opaque brown with slight toffee colored head. Aroma of intense coffee. Taste of coffee at first that lingers into a more bittersweet chocolate feel.
BackyardDogs (32) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Another very good beer from Thomas Creek. Good balance with coffee and oatmeal, creates the cream finish. Dark, rich, fresh stout. I suggest pairing this beer with Carolina Panther football.
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Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 2013 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. I have a weakness for coffee flavored beer. This is a coffee flavored beer. I liked it. Pretty simple...
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Quite disappointed by this one. We usually like an oatmeal stout. At least find it drinkable, but not this one. Better choices out there.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Jupiter Craft Brewer’s Festival 2013... Pitch black pour that flashes crimson when held up to the Florida sun. Mid-sized, creamy, beige head with fantastic retention. The aroma is faint on this one, but my patience and the Florida sunshine forced my sample to warm up to the point where the nose had no choice but to reveal itself. This one is quite roasty with a nice espresso component. Barely medium-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The roasty flavor leans toward the sweet side of balance with a bittersweet, espresso finish.