jcnielsen (837) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Oatmeal, cream, roasty flavors. Smooth. Average oatmeal stout.
adnielsen (6177) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Empyrean. Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark chocolate malty, oaty, coffee aroma. Milky, herbal, chocolate, coffee flavor. Ok.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Part of a sampler at Lazlo’s in Omaha. Pours a very dark shade of brown. Not much head, but decent lacing as you drink it. Roasted malt aroma features some chocolate and mocha. Dark malts, coffee, sweet milk chocolate, lactose and oats linger throughout. A tad thin. About what I expected.
rowbigred (22) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth nitro pour. Dark with a creamy white head. Nice malt and oat flavors, pleasant creamy mouthfeel and hints of chocolate and coffee. Tasty.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Lazlos, was one of the better beers I had that night and I actually decided to go back and have a second of this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Sweet malt aroma with slight oats as well. Creamy mouthfeel with sweet malt and a hint of smoked. Decent brew.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on tap at Lazlos in downtown Lincoln). Pours a very dark brown color. Large tan head which lasts. Malty oatmeal aroma. Strong malt/oatmeal flavor. Avg duration. Good lacing. Thin texture. Soft carbonation.
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Candy smell...can’t place the candy type, but it does not invite you in for a taste. Typical stout tap head with a deep amber color...no lacing. Sour milk flavor...maybe too much lactose. More of milk stout than an oatmeal stout. Good mouthfeel with a decent finish.
hayduke (2931) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lazlos in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dark in color with a nice tan head. Nose of barley and oats. Good creamy mouthfeel. Tastes of malts with a hint of smoke. Decent finish.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft at the brewpub. Not very stouty. It is black, but just tastes like an amber beer, maybe with a light smoky twist. Drinkable and inoffensive but not noteworthy.
cjv85vmax (10) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my favorite of the Empyrean beers. This beer is silky smooth and has some nice hints of roasted barley and oatmeal flavor. The beer has a good mouthfeel and good body. The head retention is great because it is served on Nitro.