Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours black, white head is almost nonexistent. Spotty lacing. Aroma is, yes, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is much the same. The most notable thing about this beer is the aptly named velvet mouthfeel. Pretty much as well balanced as a beer can be... perhaps too well balanced?
mmmbeer (1283) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in a tumbler- poured a non transparent solid black when held to a light source, near zero carbonation, thin white ring around the glass for a head, light lacing upon the vessel. Aroma of a darkly toasted malt, and some light diner coffee. Hits the mouth with a high and wide body, malt was roasted not toasted as opposed to the aroma, a taste of oatmeal and brown sugar in the middle, finish is smoky with a hint of acidity. Down goes the beer- yum yum yum.
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black,light tan head.Nose of coffee/light roast.Thin palate of roast, condensed milk and coffee notes.Light bitterness in finish. Drinkable but not memorable
An average brew from a great brewery
two7offsuit (292) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma hints at coffee. Smooth and light bodied with subtle coffee and chocolate flavors.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
good beer. On the sweet side, with chocolate and nutty notes. It has good length.
Firecape (43) - - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Don't know if I had a bad beer (single lot) but I found this to be very thin with a nice coffee start but straight to a bitter finish. Not very complex or smooth
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puboflyons (2344) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 09/25/14. Extremely dark brown pour to near black with ruby red highlights and a modest tan head. Dark oatmeal malts and coffee greet the nose. Medium to above medium body. Like the aroma there are plentiful oatmeal characteristics mixed in with those dark roasted malts and coffee. Mild bitterness. Easy drinking.
Bebum (405) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, translucent, little lace, tall head,
Light body, slight flavor, delicately balanced mouthfeel, smooth but not silky texture, avg length.
Bitter, not too dry, balanced finish.
Light to medium dark roast flavor,
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bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím not usually a stout drinker.... donít get me wrong I appreciate a good stout when I taste one and thatís why Iím rating this beer. Hats off to Firestone (Good job Matt B!) for creating an incredibly flavorful and smooth stout. Anytime I see it I am highly tempted to lean away from my IPA and Sour ways and re-explore the wide world of stouts.
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth and "velvety" oatmeal stout! Nice and roasty with hints of coffee!