maekchu (1674) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bar XV in Portland. Chocolate nose, but not much. Thick and dark. Somewhat harsh chocolate initial / smooth in mid and some coffee notes. Medium-heavy body. Thick, fairly tasty, not all that great. Served a little too cold.
Theydon_Bois (6429) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Everybody’s Brewing, 24/05/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is roast malt, dark toffee, light cocoa, liqourice.
Taste follows, light coffee, mineral notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roasty finish.
Solid enough stout.
beernovice39 (3075) - Montana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black with a tan head. Scent is roasty and coffee. Taste is coffee and roasty with a hint of spice.
after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at uber. Pours nearly black with a scant tan head. Light drippy lace. Big coffee nose, dark and roasty and oily, actually a little overpowered. Tangy notes in there as well...not sure if that’s supposed to be there. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Roasty oily coffee mid palate. Surprised there is so much oatmeal in this; body is more slick than velvety. That might explain the tanginess, actually. Mild coffee finish.
kayres (364) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hints of coco clear black body. Smooth bit milky. Medium bodied. Bit of vanilla, sweet
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a tan head. Smell is pretty much non existent. Taste is strong for a stout but pleasant. Overall not too bad.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Coconut milk, vanilla and dark chocolate develop a personable flavor profile for this slender Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-edged darkness.
-A lingering cocoa flavor colours the aftertaste, alongside light roastiness.
-I appreciate the fact that this was not served on nitro.
-This was very drinkable throughout.
-Oatmeal adds comfort in the mouthfeel as well as complexity in the flavor profile.
On tap at Naked City.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Served very cold. Black. No head. Milky body. Black malt (charcoal) and bitter chocolate.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bier Stein. Poured a deep brown with a gigantic mass of tan foam as a head. Aroma was all roast, outside of some very light cocoa and oats. Flavor brought more of the oat to the forefront, but still more roast than anything else with some chocolate and coffee flavors hiding behind. Slightly one (and a half) dimensional, but I still really enjoyed this beer.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brew with ring of head. Nose of rich roast barley and chocolate malt that translates superbly to flavor. A smooth oatmeal stout with robust barley and chocolate highlights, dense and masterfully crafted. Surprisingly complex with perhaps some black patent nuances and a touch of coal. An outstanding introduction to an unknown brewer that will surely be putting itself prominently on the map with more brews like this!