Gription79 (2794) - 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 (2249) - Rathdrum, 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 (1457) - 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.
daleharshman (1035) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased a year ago at Total Wine in Las Vegas ($1.79). Pours a dark brown color with dark ruby highlights and two fingers of tan foam. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee with vanilla creamer, and toasty-roasty and nutty malts. Flavor of creamy milk chocolate, roasted nuts, mild coffee, vanilla, some oatmeal, and a hint of ashy malts. A subdued sweetness really adds to the taste. Medium bodied with a nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A bit simple but works so well. (345, 682)
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 1702 Tucson, AZ-pours deep brown almost black with a small tan head. nose is very char forward-char and not much else-maybe a little husky roast and chocolate, but very faint. flavors are similar but has a salty ote that is kind of odd. kind of different-lite body but that could make this a very session-able stout. lots of flavors for a beer of this body. decent but not great-must revisit again!
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on 09/09/11. 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.
A - Pitch black body with a small one finger light mocha cap. Tight and small bubbling with low retention.
S - Sweet milk chocolate, roasty malts, and light coffee. Simple, but amazing. One of the better noses on a beer I’ve encountered.
T - Doesn’t live up to the nose. Milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and a slightly bitter and dry finish. A bit thin and plain.
O - Damn, this beer had an excellent nose. The flavors and body are just above average for me. I wish I could buy this though, its a nice and simple oatmeal stout that does everything right. It doesn’t stand out, but its a safe bet.
sthlm (1271) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle, thanks cbkschubert!] Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma contains a blast of coffee, and is a little one-dimensional, albeit not bad by any means. The taste has a nice mix of coffee, dark chocolate, deeply roasted malt, and a subtle, underlying sweet fruitiness that shows up as it warms. Very well integrated, with nothing coming across as rough, or out of place. Good mouthfeel, smooth, long finish. Overall, I was really impressed by how well this beer was put together, and I could definitely drink a lot of it in the fall and winter. Thanks again, Craig!