ColovianTrader (155) - - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of semisweet and dark chocolate. Roasted coffee and espresso. Heavy cream, toast, licorice and hints of sugar as well. Creamy feel.
tdmuel (244) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is pitch black with a small brown head. Lots of oatmeal on the nose, milk chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, and dark coffee. Very dry taste, good oatmeal notes, dates, caramel, mocha, dark bitter coffee, and a slight amount of spice. Nice stout, feels like it’s missing something to me though. More coffee or chocolate maybe?
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown Colorado withoutva head. The aroma is coffee and the taste is mocha with a strong roasted coffee flavor that resonates on the palate
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet malty nose. Flavors of chocolate, licorice and espresso. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter roast finish.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/24/13. 12oz bottle thanks to polomagnifico! Black pour with a nice tan head. Toasty aroma with chocolate, toasted bread, some maltiness. Dry, bitter flavor, plenty of chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, and lingering ash. Tasty.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thick, dense black pour with a brilliant brown/tan head. Tons of sediment in the bottle which I swirled in. Smell is caramel, chocolate, dark malts, and slight peat. The flavor is almost identical with a creeping fruitiness, slick mouthfeel, and bitter aftertaste.
rondphoto (1451) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Weilands Market/Columbus Opaque brown-black with a short-lived tan head , thin isolated strips of lace. Taste is bitter roasted malt with black coffee. No need for hop bitters in this brew, but it would be nice to have the taste grow, develop new flavors, change, or something besides sending the opening malt straight through. Decent, but not one of the better choices frrom Dark Horse.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No bottle date
A: Pours a abysmal dark with a single finger of mocha head which falls to thin and broken surface sheet of the same. Rim of foam. Little to no lacing. Boring for the style, usually expect a little head and some lacing.
S: Bitterness, coffee, dark chocolates, rye bread, oats (fully roasted). Hints of...mushroom? Faintest hare of copper.
T: A little astringent up front, then plenty of bitter cocoa and coffee beans. Fairly simple taste profile here. Base oats and malts I would expect in the style. A little too much bitterness midway on the palate. Nothing standing out here. A bit sour on the finish.
M: Medium body with medium to hi carb. Would prefer a bit more body on the style and a little lower carb. Dry finish.
O: Pretty standard oatmeal stout IMO. That being said, I would drink it again. I think if they increased the hops on this they would have a pretty solid ABA.
Serving type: bottle
gschrade (425) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a brown head. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. I thought this was so so. I wouldn't drink this again.
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kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Local Option, Chicago. Black with thin brown head. Aroma is grainy, oaty, and roasty. Taste is bitter with roasted grains and chocolate, oats, brown sugar, with a bitter finish. Medium body. Very enjoyable.