ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma has lots of espresso/coffee and roasted malts with a bit of chocolate. Body is medium with some carbonation. Mouthfeel is creamy. Taste is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. A very good, easily drinkable stout but not one of the great ones.
Voodoo (558) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown with a quickly vanishing head. Taste of coffee, quick hit of smoked malt and bitterness but very hollow mouthfeel which ends with carbonation instead of taste.
LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with skycracksopen, thanks!
Almost black with a light brown head.
Aroma: roasted and creamy, oatmeal cookies, chocolate.
Taste: chocolate coated oatmeal cookies, soft roast, light licorice, quite sweet, some raisins, some syrup.
Medium bodied, smooth.
Very nice stout.
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. All around very good stout. Deep black, nice tan head. Full body, creamy, lots of roasted malt and coffee flavors.
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tons of over roasted espresso on the nose, dry cacao powder, burned oak logs, oats and granola. mouthfeel is medium bodied, less creamy and full then i expected for an oatmeal beer. pretty solid all around but not outstanding or best in class.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Craft Beer Base. It poured an inky black with a brownish-white head. A mild chocolate aroma which is followed by a crisp tasting beer with rich caramel notes. It was very flavorful for such a low ABV, very well balanced & easy to drink. A satisfying brew!
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a light brown foam. Disappears quick to a nice ring. Aroma of roasty malt and coffee. Light but it?s there. Taste is roasted malt, some sweet coffee in the middle, with a little hop finish. Clean up front with very clear flavors. Light palate with good carbonation. Very good beer. Easy to drink. Very enjoyable.
tmoreau (3706) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap during Lunar Brewing Co.’s Firestone Walker Tap Takeover gathering. Dispensed to a FW logo shaker not necessarily viscously, with a black/brown hue, brownish tan, cream & bubbles head, and thick strands of ribbony lacing on the glass. The aroma was heightened roastiness, coffee, a little burnt/smoky character, with a touch of baker’s chocolate on the back. A moderate, earthy hop bitterness partnered with the smoky/woodiness in the flavor, along with a good, creamy malt presence, and maybe just a slight hint of treacly sweetness. Not necessarily full bodied, with soft carbonation and a dry finale, but definitely a fine, mellowed Stout.
Scipio (831) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an inky looking black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is dominant of coffee, some chocolate, and some smokiness. As opposed to the aroma, the chocolate really comes out in the taste. Earthy malts here, along with the smoke flavors. Coffee takes a backseat until the end. Aftertaste is smoky coffee, and is rather short. Light to medium in body, smooth when drinking, and short on carbonation. Not bad here, although I enjoy other efforts by Firestone Walker more.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Denver Winter Brew Fest ’13. Pour is pitch black with a medium brown head and good lacing. Big roast and chocolate notes, wood, coconut, light spice, coffee, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is toasty, dark chocolate, dark fruits, toffee, oats, and caramel with a light bitter/roasty finish. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really easy-to-drink stout.