BiddleBrau (1128) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at St Johns B&G in Santa Clara. Black with tan head. Cocoa nose. Creamy with hit of burnt roast, but mild. Easy to drink.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from bytemesis, the flaked oats are a huge part of this beer, the cocoa is starting to become acidic almost, so drink up if you got it. definitely drinkable and easy thin body for 5.5%
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Blippsmas! Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast and a hint of cocoa on the nose. Chocolate, cocoa, roast. A bit on the thin side of medium-bodied, cocoa, roast. Not a lot going on, big cocoa bitterness. Decent enough.
blipp (7898) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, moderate malty sweetness, and some lingering chocolate notes. Silky and drinkable. Not bad.
jtclockwork (13508) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of flaked oats, chocolate, coffee and light sweetness/roast. Medium/full bodied.
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub The stout poured a deep black color with a small tan head and lacing. The aroma of roasted malt and some notes of coffee. This is a balanced stout with roasted malts and hints of coffee and chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. The finish was clean with lingering roasted malt flavor.
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, and lactose. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, lactose, and dark fruit. Very nice Sweet Stout!
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown to black with a small head, aroma of cocoa, coffee and milk, flavor of dark bread, coffee, slightly sour, medium bodied
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks bytemesis. Black with dark tan head. Rich oatmeal aroma, a little ash and roast. Tastes very rich, roasty and robust with cocoa bittersweetness. Full body, medium carbonation, long, cocoa finish.
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured body with a very thin tan head that fades super fast. Aroma of alcohol, grapes, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a hint of spice. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong grape, raisin, pear and light chocolate flavours with a very mild sour note, some yeast flavours and a hint of caramel. Aftertaste shows some light earthy malt with a hint of metal, a lot of grape and raisin flavours and a little chocolate note at the end. Overall, a good sweet stout, on the thin side, but a nice flavoured and relatively light beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 25-April-2013 for US$2.38 sampled at home in Washington on 20-June-2013.