bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, earth, lactose, light vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, earth, caramel, and baking cocoa.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Picked up a six pack the other day while in San Diego to give it a try. Poured into a pint glass a dark brown color with a light tan head. Nice aroma in the nose of roasted coffee, slight chocolate, some vanilla, and a tad bit of leather. Nice and smooth medium mouthfeel. The creaminess of this is really its shining star, it just drinks so smooth for me. The flavors are a nice balance as well between sweet and roast bitterness. Starts with a nice sweetness of chocolate and vanilla that is nicely rounded out with some roast bitter flavors along with some subtle muted hops.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Naja’s Place. Pours black with an average, rocky beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of prunes and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (spicy, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of prunes, dates, wood, alcohol, raisin, and licorice. Full body, medium warmth and retention, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark head body. Flavor is good. Roasty up front, but a middle-bodied finish. Pretty good but not a wow beer for me.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, that was a gift from Daknole (thanks Dak!), served in a tulip. Pour is a deep black/ruby with a quarter inch of tan, loose bubbly head; not much lacing, nor retention with this brew. Nose is a hearty bowl of oatmeal with molasses on it, roasted malt, chewy toffee, a touch of vanilla, and notes of dark chocolate. This smelled like a wonderful breakfast! Taste very closely mimics the nose, so closely in fact that I had to resist the urge to go get a spoon. This was a very delicious oatmeal stout, one of the better ones I’ve had, and one I could easily drink time and again. Though the diverse nose shines through clearly to the pallet, it was surprisingly done in a way that didn’t come off as hops, nor was it particularly sweet. This was an incredibly balanced stout!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brought by Greg to the beer gathering. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small beige head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was licorice and burnt roasty malts. The flavor was dryish, malty, roasty and woody with notes of licorice, and bitter floral hops. There were undertones of faint coffee and cocoa. The finish was long, dry, roasty and bitter with some light floral hops. Fairly full bodied. Decent.
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille partagée avec Markwise.
Quelle bonne surprise et Firestone touche encore la marque. Une bière légère qui est remplie de saveur.
Couleur est brune, mousse est fine et beige.
Arôme est superbement biscuité laissant de superbes notes de farine d’avoine. Pas mal de malt grillé.
En bouche, l’expérience reste la même quoique l’avoine est légèrement en retrait. J’y note un palais épais en avoine, aspect de céréales, biscuité. Une fine amertume du houblon Fuggles est enveloppée dans l’onctuosité que l’avoine et le malt laissent en bouche.
cstuartj (954) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Dark black with a tan creamy head. Great lacing. Attack was a bit thin and underwhelming, but the finish was off the hook, long bold, filled with coffee and roast notes, very smooth. Yumm!
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in a 12 oz bottle. While I really enjoyed this bottle, it wasnt a big boomer. It was well crafted and very subtle in the flavoring. If it was just a stout it would be top notch. Enjoyed. it though.
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a pint glass. Dark brown/black with tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted barley and coffee. Flavor matches pretty close but even stronger roast flavors. Excellent stout. A little more flavor than a typical oatmeal stout but very good!