IndianaRed (2879) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Black with a skin of a tan head. Dark roasted aroma with lots of tootsie roll, chocolate, cinnamon. Sweet roasted flavor and a thin body. More like a dark porter. Lingering slightly sour bitter bite.
Syzzer (616) - Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A simple stout. Ok flavor there is some maltiness but the drink ends in a disappointing wateryness. There is an initial impression which then disappears.
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like old motor oil, bits of milk chocolate almost foam. aroma of coffee, molasses, diluted vinegar. smooth but a little thin in the mouth. the flavor had that Guiness tang, burnt toast, brown sugar, no hop taste but something must be holding back the sugar. clean finish
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz single from "Lifesource" S.Salem. $1.75
typical near black ( mahogany hint) beer with a lovelly frothy,thick tan head.
Creamy ,oatlike aromas..rolled Scottish oats.,coffee slightly roasted.
Very nice bitter coffee and cocoa nib flavours..again a roastiness that is pleasing.
Great palate to this one the oats add even more substance to an already luxuriant mouthful.
Overall a very nice stout and not too strong. I can see me buying a six pack next time.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, purchased up at Liquor Expo in Grenada. Pours a dark color color; modest, medium-tan head with solid lacing. Dark chocolate in the aroma along with a milky oat character and cocoa and cola; bittersweet and reasonably dry. Medium body; modest carbonation; plenty of bittersweet cocoa character throughout, and the oatmeal contribution gives this a very nice creaminess and smoothness overall; plenty of bitterness, but so much of that comes from the specialty-malt character (note: some of these are book notes to myself); quite drinkable, lots of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate, and this was absolutely perfect for drinking outside by our fire when we were camping. Medium-length finish of bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, a touch of milky chocolate; light toast.
bpreo (2073) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the best smelling beers I have had. Taste is typical, but still, very fine for average.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, and anise. Flavor of coffee, cocoa, oatmeal, caramel, and roasted malt.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Slightly opaque brown pour with a whiff of tan head and slight lacing. Smells sweet, like chocolate, cream and light coffee. Maybe a little caramel thrown in as well. Tastes fairly sweet as well, with a lot of chocolate backed by caramel, oats, cream and coffee. A well constructed stout, even if it is a little sweeter than I normally prefer.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nibblers. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Smells smokey with some coffee. Tastes os chocolate, toffee, some coffee has some sweetness. Very smooth and drinkable.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Baie Lekker! Bottle. Pours black with medium beige fast dissipating head. Moderate lacing. Cocoa and oatmeal aroma, with a tinge of coffee. Full but mild flavour, more cocoa and oatmeal. Sweet finish, but not cloying, there is enough bitterness.