douglas88 (6791) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler bought at the brewery. Listed as a Oatmeal Stout and a Black IPA, it is certainly only the former. Pours a jet black hue with a medium brown head. A very nice nose of roasted coffee, grains, a earthy ashy note. The flavor is a smooth rich Oatmeal Stout; sweet milky and roasted coffee, ash and almost smoke, light chocolate. Nice.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
jet black, thin tan ring on outside, creamy. Nose has creamy, milky oatmeal and coffee, manure. Flavor has light chocolate, heavy bitterness, bit more manure, then some light orange in the finish. Bit chalky, sugary finish, light body with fizzy carbonation.
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma was fairly roasted, light chocolate with an abundance of citrusy hops. Flavor was more on the stout side than IPA, nice and roasted but not overly bitter, a bit dry, with medium hop bitterness and flavor. Decent.