hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was at the brewpub before I caught my flight home from Dark Lord Day. Very dark brown with a robust tan head and excellent lacing. Nose is roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. Medium plus in body Flavor is rich with chocolate and lots of coffee. The oats make this extra smooth. Bitterhess in the finish. Most delightful.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Almost black with a tan head that leaves drooping lacing. A chocolate aroma with oats noticed, too. Roasty. I taste roasted notes first. They quickly smooth out into a lingering coffee effect. Only a hint of chocolate. Smooth in flavor and feel from the oatmeal. This is nice.
gregwilsonstl (922) - Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black. Thin white head. Roasted Coffee, chocolate. Kind of sweet in an extract brewing way. Pretty average stout.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Ferguson. Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Light anise, chocolate oaty, somewhat roasty aroma. Burnt malty, light coffee, slightly dark fruity, licorice flavor. Ok.
jcnielsen (1654) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz sampler at Ferguson. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, coffee, oatmeal flavors. Interesting.
sharkbcr (91) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a modest tan head. Malty aroma. Nice mellow coffee / malt flavor with coffee aroma. A solid stout!
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a dark brown color with a thick tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts and coffee. The taste was sweet and creamy with a malty and chocolaty finish.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. It poured an opaque black color, reddish at the edges, with lasting off-white foam and a little lace. True-to-style toasty, roasty stout with the silky, creamy mouthfeel from oatmeal. Light body, and bit thin. Tasty and drinkable but forgettable.