BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a deep brown/black color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a ring and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oats, lights chocolate, and a hint of chalk. Smooth, sweet entry with some light chocolate that leads into a roasted maltiness with a moderate coffee flavor paired with an oat creaminess that lingers into the finish where hints of light chalk and and some light hops peak through the background. Low carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Overall, an average stout, but it still exceeded my expectations in the fact that it wasn’t an overly bland, one dimensional beer.
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, milk, lactose, hints of earth, grain, some slight spicy notes in there as well. Taste had a mix of roast, cocoa, some bitter coffee, acidic notes into a bit of spice, earth, finishing fairly roasted, slightly dry.
HIGHB4LL (544) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro on tap at Mayor of Old Town. Appearance: good thick brown head, black color, average lacing. Aroma: heavy chocolate scent, coffee, cereal. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, rich finish. Taste: milk chocolate sweetness, light bitterness. Overall, I found this to be a delicious stout, however I am sure having it on nitro definitely boosted the appearance and palate scores.
jmgreenuk (4361) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a liqourice bitter malt coffee palate.
brokensail (10955) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Equinox. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, ash, cocoa, and coffee. Light olive, sweet brown sugar, and bitter chocolate. Flavors of roast, coffee, and ash. Brown sugar, olive, and dark chocolate flavor. Light bitterness and a sweet molasses note.
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at equinox. Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is creamy with some chocolate notes. Flavor is some chocolate, some vanilla, but a little bland and dissappointing.
ajnepple (2194) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Equinox. Black with a light brown head. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and toast. Similar flavor with a light bitterness. Medium body with a smooth creamy feel. It was OK.
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Southern Sun. Pours an opaque brown with a quarter finger of coarse tan head. Settles quickly with some thin lacing. Mildly roasted aroma, roasted oats/grain/malt. Flavor is sweet, toasted oatmeal and grain up front fading into mild dark malt and roasted malt finish. Hints of chocolate/cocoa. Relatively short/clean finish and very sweet throughout. Like a blend between an oatmeal stout and a milk stout. Soft carbonation, medium body, light texture. Very drinkable and smooth. Sweetness drowns out a bit of the flavor profile up front. An enjoyable beer.
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Equinox Brewery. Pours a deep brown color with tan head. Creamy, oatmeal, milky flavors. One of the more boring oatmeal stouts I’ve had.
DiarmaidBHK (3408) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at tap room. Pours dark with a thin brown head that leaves no lacing. Not mich in the nose. Not a lot of silkiness on the tongue. some small roasted notes. Clean finish. This one is not doing it for me at all.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Equinox Brewing Company on 6/12/12. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is coffee, nutty, and chocolate. Taste is semi-sweet with chocolate and coffee.