IndianaRed (2035) - 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.
Foxbush (1145) - 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 (2601) - 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 (2517) - 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 (1568) - 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 (4276) - 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.
BOLTZ7555 (2580) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy dark mahogany pour with a small latte head. Coffee bean, toasted oats, cocoa, and a hint of vanilla. Solid mouthfeel but nothing to distinguish this from others in the style. Meh.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black, not opaque. Aroma of dark chocolate and some roastiness. Bittersweet roasty flavor with some dark chocolate and a drier finish, a bit coffee-ish. Medium-bodied.
dmac (3510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a good looking black body with an average sized beige foamy head that leaves some spotty lace rings. Aroma is the best part of this beer, notes of cream and chocolate, light hint of coffee, some additional well done toast notes, nut shells, alcohol on a deep inhale. Body is thinner with a watery consistency and lighter carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor is far weaker then the aroma, notes of chocolate and cream, egg cream soda, odd milk, wet burnt toast. Overall it’s okay at best.
DMLINAZ (236) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours perfectly - black with a layer of tan foam that lasts. Aroma is stout, coffee, roasted malts, oatmeal, chocolate, very good. Flavor matches. Very drinkable, well balanced. Medium bodied, slightly thin. As it warms the flavor turns to dark fruit, cola.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz bottle via trade. It pours a very dark brown with a lively tan head. The nose has notes of bakers chocolate, earth, and a slightly sweet nuttiness. There is a slightly fruity, almost sour twinge up front that gives way to a mix of thin coffee, cocoa powder, light cherry skins, a touch of sweetness, earth, and nuttiness. Medium body with lower than average carbonation. A tasty alternative to the average oatmeal stout.