Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black with with a nice dense dark brown head...smell is smell is sweet and toasty with chocolate and coffee...taste is sweet with cocoa and alcohol and a hint of coffee in the finish along with a sweet alcoholic note...
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin, fading, tan head. The aroma is smoke, chocolate, molases and plums. The flavor is burnt, smoke, raisins, molases and chocolate. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth.
hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of black patent malt with a roasted coffee and some chocolate notes. Dark, dark brown with some light showing through right at the edges. Roasty, dry flavor with lots of oatmeal and some chocolate that is very nice. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Thanks to Silphium for sharing this one.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thick pour, opaque and black in color with some cascading dark tan lace. Bless this brewery. Blackened oats, singed with love, elevate the aroma while burr grinded French roast coffee dust is sprinkled sporadically for extra character and complexity. Rich bitter grinds strike heavy and fast for the flavor composite. Hints of licorice flitter about, joining a waxy, ensconcing palate that bites off more than it should chew, and Iíve got no problem taking down its regurgitation. Black malts and far reaching bitterness celebrate the multi-dimensional intrigue of the tongue. Loving it as always. Thanks so much for bringing this along, Silphium!
1FastSTi (3274) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Brad! Pours to a darky brown/black body with a thin tan head. The aroma is roasty and sweet with oatmeal and chocolate/coffee. The flavor is rich and roasty. Dry, yet sweet. Nice roastyness. The palate is dry and roasty. Lightly sweet. Medium-full body. Quite a good brew.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Sully! Pours a black color with a small off white head that has an almost reddish tinge to it. Aroma is rich and roasty w/ alcohol and chocolate/coffee hints. Flavor is very roasty and rich with hints of oatmeal in the aftertaste. Overall a enjoyable stout.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Walleye in a recent trade - thanks Jim. I thought I was pouring used motor oil out of the bottle. Just donít remember seeing an oatmeal st. this thick & black! aroma of dark roast malt and some bittersweet chocolate. flavors are more of the same with coffee, hints of anise and a fairly strong hop backbone. somewhat buttery with a lingering yet pleasant dry bitter finish. I donít think there is much middle ground on this beer, either youíll like it or you wonít. I like it!!!
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle. the last of the 3 stouts that I bought and this one did not disappoint me. poured black with a brown head with some lacing. flavor sweet, malts, chocolate, coffee. flavor the chocolate and malts where right on for me got some dark fruits and berries. very good.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with some lacing. Itís sweet, malty and roasty with a nice chocolate and coffee note. Very nice. A slight hoppiness underlays the dominent flavors. Full bodied, smooth and a touch warming.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle via trade with SuIIy - Thanks Mike! - Pours very black with a nice creamy mocha head that stays for a bit and laces down the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, rich milk chocolate, a bit of plum. Flavor is roasted malts, some of that chocolate but more of dark chocolate, some coffee as well. Nice bitter hop finish. Palate is smooth creamy and full bodied. Very pleasant mouthfeel. This is a very nice stout!