Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Aroma is loaded with chocolate along with some vanilla, roasted malt, and oatmeal. Pours a dark brown with no transparency. Moderate fizzy brown head diminishes quickly and leaves no lacing. Starts with a light chocolate and roasted nuttiness up front. Finishes with some light bitter coffee and light sourness. Definitely no joke in the commercial descriptopn when they say light bodied. Palate is thin and rather fizzy, which isnít all that suprising based on the appearance as I poured.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, his bottle, via trade with HopDog. Poured thick black, opaque, with a large light brown feathery head, nice lacing, beautiful "guiness" liveliness to the pour - top marks. Rich, nutty, oily overroast malty aroma, strong coffee and a cereal toastiness that I guess is the oatmeal ... there are even hops in here too! The flavour has a nice mild acidity and slightly curdled milk character added to it (thatís a plus, believe it or not), with some chocolate cherry and herbal hops in there too - the body is a tad watery, but itís creamy, smooth, lightly carbonated and has a rich, satisfying creamy balanced finish that I appreciated. I imagine this would be kick-ass on cask when fresh - excellent sweet stout. Thanks for the share, P! (and I think this now puts me in the "Stouties* list for the first time - yay!!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Irishboy. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of malt, rich chocolate and some oats. Tastes malty with nice dark chocolate elements. Some cherry tartness is there as the beer warms up. Finish is coffeeish and slightly bitter with some nice earthy hops revealing themselves at the very end. Great multi-layered sweet stout.
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet coffee. Flavor is nice and roasty, sweet and creamy with a lingering dry roastiness.
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really black, not much head. Big aromas of chocolate, coffee, and then big flavors of dark chocolate, black coffee, and then a kind of a fruity, cherry-like flavor. There are really no subtle flavors here, everything is up front and vying for your attention. Really tasty stuff. Sampled at Noogfest2.
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small fizzy light brown head that ran to a thin ring. The nose is very roasty and thick with some oats and a touch of butterscotch. Smells fairly sweet. The flavor is thick, sweet, and roasty with a lingering sweetness. A little earthy yeast and just a touch of butter on the finish, not much, but it is there. Mouthfeel is fairly thick, a little oily in texture, with soft minimal carbonation. Overall, not the best, but it was drinkable.
joeneugs (5814) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice roasted aroma with licorice. The flavor is licorice, oatmeal, dark chocolate, and burned malts leading to a bitter finish. Pretty light bodied ,and lacking oomph (strange word to type) but otherwise, a nice stout.
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Opaque blackness, rusty orange-tan head that fades away into soapy patches after a few sips. Sweet chocolate aroma with a touch of pungency to it. Sweet and malty with a watery smooth finish, this is an awesome, sessionable example of a Sweet/Caribbean Stout, not really so much capturing the Oatmeal. Creamy and smooth, with lots of chocolate malt flavor.
jgb9348 (5717) - 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.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennanís Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a dark opaque near black brew with a thin light tan head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malt, sine dark chocolate and coffee character with a touch of licorice and molasses. Taste is full bodied, semi-sweet with little carbonation along with flavors of roasted dark malt, a touch of flowery hops, oatmeal and some dark pitted fruits. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a dry roasted dark malt aftertaste that sticks around after the finish.