Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of bubbles. Smells of roasted malt, some oatmeal, licorice, spicy. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, earthy, some coffee hints. Finishes moderately bitter.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Smells of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, and toasted malts. Taste is pretty mellow oats, chocolate and some nuttiness. Very creamy mouthfeel and very drinkable.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma was surprising; like hydrocarbons or motor oil and peanuts. Fairly dry flavor with a medium roasty-ness. Kinda disappointing in light of all the other stellar beers from FW and the amazing blends this apparently figures into.
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle via daknole. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma has a nice blend of roasted malts, creamy sweet oatmeal, light barrel notes and some earthy hops. The flavor has much of the same: roasted malts, creamy oatmeal, hints of bourbon and wood, chocolate, earthy hop bitterness. The finish is more dry with an increased roast and bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth like velvet throughout. This would make for an outstanding sessionable stout if I had easy access to it.
heyprobrewing (31) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with a minimal tan/brown head and beautiful little bubbles.. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, oats, bready. medium to full bodied. creamy on the palate and sweet but not overly sweet. finishes of sweet dark chocolate yet maintains some dryness. Well balanced beer and its a favorite of mine.
Tmoney99 (10396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. medium to heavy toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet roasted finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
baraciisch (1671) - USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color... Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate... Flavor is oats, roasted malts, chocolate... Real creamy mouthfeel... Roasted malts on the finish, notes of coffee bitterness... Delicious
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle as an extra from Wavers1. Thanks, Baker! Pours a pretty dark blackish hue, perhaps some brownish edges, but quite dark and opaque. A decent frothy tannish brown head cakes atop, laces ok, and sits atop very nicely. Aromas are oatmeal and roasted barley, sweet with cocoa, toffee, and some creaminess, silky sweet and dark malts, touches of earthy nuttiness it seems. Initial is medium bodied, but lighter end of it, silky and creamy oatmeal, toffee, biscuits coupled with sweet and bitter cocoa, earthiness, peanuts, smoke and roasted barley, darker malts, yet silky, the roast is good, but the oatmeal and creamy sweetness, perhaps a touch of lactose and cream, vanilla and silky stout malts. Gentle and palatable, perhaps a touch of marshmellow. Solid sweet stout, lighter bodied and not anywhere near cloying. Quite drinkable, a little sweet and slanted creamy quality. Still, delivers as advertised
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy tan head that left rapidly. Aroma is a hint of bourbon with lots of chocolate and smooth burnt malt. Near full body. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt and hints of bourbon/oak. This one could do for breakfast. Very tasty.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a small tan head. A little bit of lacing, but not too much. Aroma is coffee with hints of roasted malt. Taste is starts of bitter with a hint of hops and finishes with a silky smooth dark chocolate flavor. Overall a pretty good beer.