Bricks (466) - Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark pour, foamy, tan/caramel off white head... Borderline 5/5 appearance... but not quite the 5. Nice balanced hop with chocolate roasted malt on the aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, bitter, and overly carbonated. Taste is simple.. watery hops and a bit abrasive.
Beerandhockey8 (26) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22oz to tulip glass. Pours a dark thick malt with a dark tan head, very thick as well. Smells of oat malt, coffee and hints of chocolate. Very heavy body with a complex taste. Also hints of coffee and the oat, with a slightly bitter finish. Very nice beer.
nyindiansfan (443) - rochester, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour sa dark brown/ black. Has a cola brown head big. Tastes smells of biscet. Has chocolate coffee hops char flavors. Smooth on way down has a velvet texture which is nice. Not bad.
Phatdog1 (127) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber compliments of michaelinwa, poured into a snifter. Thick, jet black pour with a thin light brown head. Little retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark bread, with slight booze in the background. Initial flavor of roast, coffee, chocolate and some char. Very rich. Thick & chewy on the palate with just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. Not mind-blowing, but exactly what I would expect from this style. Just right at 7.5% abv.
mnmike (700) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at a hotel in Seattle. Good drinkable stout that has good balance with the hops and a strong oaty and cocoa finish.
jbdpsu82 (31) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Moderately thick snifter pour. Very thick beige head that hangs around. Amazing smell (or maybe I'm just drunk). Smooth delicious taste and mouthfeel; malts and hint if coffee. Pleasantly surprised
artmcd8 (710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sew the dragonstooth. Had to get this in an ode to Beta. Pours black. Aroma of chocolate maltiness. Tastes super rich and roasty. Almost smoked. Slightly bitter with all the hops.
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Miked1687 (271) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle into glass. Black pour with an off white, brown gray head. Lots of lacing. Smells coffee, chocolate, hops up front also. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee up front. Hops contribute more bitterness. Not too heavy, medium carbonation.
AZBennett (112) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark coffee brown in the glass with a tan head that fades nicely leaving zero lacing. Aromas of chocolate, malt, slight coffee and some cola notes. This really needs to be tasted close to room temperature, as it has a huge bitter background when it is chilled and that flavor detracts from the goodness in this beer. Very nice chocolate and malty goodness, predominant alcohol flavor that adds to the complexity and a smooth, silky finish. The palate is just a hair shy of perfect for this style and coats the tongue nicely with a slick, heavy feeling. Overall, a good example of the style, many times oatmeal stouts can taste metallic or chemically so this was a nice surprise from quite a few of these I have had recently.
illidurit (1683) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, almost black, with a massive khaki fluffpile floating atop. Aroma is somewhat faint, emerging more with warmth, mainly vanilla-sweetened coffee. Strong dark chocolate character with a bitter roast coffee bite. Great balance between the sweet and the dry/bitter, very full of flavor and silky on the palate. Maybe not "imperial" in heft but I don’t care. This is very nice.
bigguns22 (425) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color large dark tan head. Aroma is sweet,hoppy and toasty malts. A very hoppy a very tasty beer that I could drink all the time. The combination of citrus,pine and chocolate all rolled up in one beer is great.