sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle received as an extra in trade. Thanks Kev! Pours a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate. Just a little heavy on the palate with soft, smooth, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, roasty, coffee, with a light, bittersweet finish. An excellent stout for not being an imperial.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep opaque brown, unimpressive fizzy little head. Impressive cocoa and coffee aromas. The body is a bit too thin for the style, but the flavor is all there. Deep, dark roasted malts with the coffee and chocolate, then followed by a dry huskiness and burnt toffee notes in the finish. Rich, complex and delicious.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. As good as any Oatmeal Stout out there. Chocolate, espresso, and a roasty, nutty flavor dominate. Smooth, creamy texture. Highly drinkable.
Dexter1 (20) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of coffee and chocolate, white thin head, light taste with good flavor, but thin texture and body. Easy to drink.
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Slight sourness, chocolate, hint of fruity hops
Appearance: Dark black, thin head
Taste: chocolate, fruity hops and yeast,grain husks, caramel, toasted malts
Palate: velvety, smooth and easy drinking
Overall: a solid stout, roasty, chocolaty, smooth, a great beer
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee and dark, bitter chocolate. Very drinkable, light body. Good lacing, my kind of stout-highly attenuated.
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is nice and sweet: toasted marshmallows and chocolate. Pours opaque black with a medium collapsing tan head. Taste is sugary sweet (not cloying) and finishes bitter. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is, well, velvety. Delicious.
jrodooo5 (1484) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with a tan head that quickly fades into nice lacing. The smell is magnificently full of espresso notes and a touch of chocolate. The taste doesn’t quite equal the smell but is still very good! It’s pretty well balanced with bitterness hitting up front and leaving a nice velvety chocolate feel at the end. A very good stout but not quite the same as the bourbon aged merlin on draft.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Horse Brass. Deep brown. Airy cap that reduces. Great lacing on the glass. Coffee chocolate nose. Taste is same. Light spices. Dry finish.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at spuytin duyvil. Pour is black with tan head. Unique coffee and fuggle hop combination... Cocoa. Great beer unique.