hayduke (4282) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 On draft at Smokey’s in the ski lodge at Brundage Mountain Ski Resort in Idaho. Came in the pint glass a dark brown with a creamy and robust tan head that left moderate lacing rings. Nose.is roasted malts with chocolate. Medium to full body, with a creamy mouthfeel The finish shows some bourbon like flavors. Rich and tasty. Nice beer after a day on the ski slope
GIJOE (1014) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Pours the color of dark coffee and the aroma is like roasted chocolate coffee beans with a hint of toasted grain. Head foams up nicely, but dissipates quickly. Somewhat sweet and malty up front and a trace of bitter chocolate in the end. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, yet with pleasant carbonation dancing on the tip of the tongue. Carmely finish lingers long. Very tasty brew. This is a stout by which I measure other stouts.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a generous tan head on top. Aroma is oatmeal, dark chocolate, toffee, roasted coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is oatmeal, dark chocolate and roasted coffee. The beer is extremely smooth and comes medium bodied but nice creaminess and carbonation.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wchesser, thanks Will! Aroma has notes of coffee, dark roasted malts, chocolate and oat. Very dark brown that sits almost black in the glass. Small mostly diminishing off-white head that left little lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied and oily soft. Overall a nice stout that is rich and enjoyable.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is black and the look is thick. Has flavors of toasted oats and chocolate.
jstraw (1951) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, creamy, brown head / Musty, toasty nose of oatmeal, coffee, chocolate / Medium body, thin, lively, toasty, malty, with decent hop balance and bitter finish / Simple, clean flavors of oatmeal, chocolate, molasses, prune / Kind of middle of the road.
Stuedmaster (325) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is dark brown with a voluptuous, creamy head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with plenty of roasted malt. It has a good balance of sweet and bitter, a little on the dry side with a medium body and creamy texture. Carbonation is quite lively for a stout. I think this beer rivals Old Rasputin and is an exceptional oatmeal stout.
Sathorael (158) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with medium off white head that didn’t last. A little lacing. Aromas of oats, chocolate, a little roastiness. Taste is roasted coffee with cream, chocolate, hints of sweetness and oats. Finish is creamy and then dry.
grampageoff (16) - arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark color you’d expect from an oatmeal stout. A bit thin in the mouth, but really tasty. Lots of caramel malt and cocoa flavor. I’ll buy this anytime it’s in season.
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pure black stout with one thumb of thick tan head. Coffee and cocoa dominate the nose. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Creamy velvety texture very pleasing. Has a fairly dry finish. Very nice stout.