juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Pours a very dark mahogany that is nearly black in color and topped by a nice layer of tan colored foam that shows good retention and leaves scant lines of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, roast, espresso, and dark caramel malts. Some bread and oats come through as well and gives a nice creamy smell to it. The flavor follows and shows a nice rich blend of malts with the dark chocolate, caramel, bread, earthy roast, and espresso all showing prominently. The oats add balance and gives everything a creamy texture. Medium bodied and very smooth with moderate carbonation that leads to a slightly dry and bitter sweet finish. Really smooth, easy drinking, and tasty oatmeal stout. Well done.
bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bar Anticipation, Lake Como, NJ. App: Dark Brown with beige head. Ar: Oats, cocoa, alcohol. T: Cocoa, oats, coffee. P: Soft and smooth. Balanced and easy going.
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a thick, wet black color with a slight dark brown-ruby red hue and a large foamy-creamy tan head with good retention, and modest cling and lacing. Its aroma featured rich malty notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel malt, along with some earthy and grainy notes for balance and scents of bread and oats. The taste was modestly sweet and roasty with notes of chocolate and light coffee, along with some caramel, and a mild grainy and bread-oat bitterness as well. The beer was quite smooth and velvety in the mouth, with average carbonation and fizz, and a wetter body for a smooth finish.
BuckeyeBoy (6145) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at bier thirty pours out dark brown almost black with a little ruby highlights topped with a creamy tan head. nose is roast malts lots of chocolate sweetness and a nice roast. Taste is more of the roast plenty on chocolate.
Tstamba (748) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to a snifter. Pure black with quickly fading mocha head. Toasted oats, espresso, chocolate and toffee. Nicely balanced, smooth finish... Excellent stout!
mike67 (1109) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of graham crackers, toasted malt, marshmallow, chocolate and some hops. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, herbal hops, chocolate, brown sugar and dark fruit. Finish is long and bittersweet. Very good overall.
coolfunnj (360) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate licorice espresso caramel all there maybe some raisin also..very dark brown no light thru glass,thin disappearing tan head some lacing..tastes like the aroma with maybe a peppery bite too at the end very nice..surprisingly full bodied for the abv with light carbonation and lingering finish overall very nice and substantial stout that tastes like a Russian imperial
Andrew196 (1469) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Motor oil color, slim light beige head. Cocoa powder, roasted pumpernickel aroma. Nice flavor, chocolate, some alcohol, menthol, coffee medium bodied feel. A benchmark sort of stout...good.
mfhennig (281) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice near black color with a beige head that fades away quickly. Nose is bitter roasted coffee and cooked oats.. Flavor has some bitter cocoa and old stale coffee. Nice oily mouthful. This had all the flavor and aroma of a really good Imperial Stout without the ABV. Very well done!
Nealio (2) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful head which subsides after a minute. Rich dark color with hint of red rif one looks closely. Smell is typical stout. Nice sweetness and body. Finish is dry and roasty. Chocolate and coffee.