Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Plaza Liquors
Appearance: Clear dark brown, almost black, with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Smokey, roasted coffee and dark malts
Taste: Roasted coffee, dark malts and ashy
A very nice and enjoyable.
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep purple almost black. Aroma of coffee, pine nuts, and bread. Taste of rich coffee and chocolate, with an aftertaste of hoppiness. Overall a decently smooth stout that was not as aggressive as it looks.
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly creamy, lighter feel, some apparent barrel character - some wood, boozy smudges, vanilla - some watery edges as the beer thins. Feels light at 5.5. Would love to knock this one down to session levels.
Beerman6686 (4698) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a very dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was deep roasted malts, light bourbon and some chocolate too. Flavor was much drier than I was ainticipating from the aroma. Dry bourbon and roasted mlat and hardly no aftertaste. Interesting.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: black with dark brown highlights. Swirls with spotty khaki bubbles, leaving a collar in its wake.
Nose: roasty with dark fruits. Burnt, toasted oats. Figs and dates. Sense of ancient forests with twigs, sticks, and dirty earth. Black root.
Palate: clean forward flavors of roasted oats along with chilled chocolate covered oats. Burnt, ashy, and woody which dries tongue and mouth. Figs and dates are both dry and meaty. Pleasantly sessionable.
Final Thoughts: a straightforward oatmeal stout which is highly sessionable and screaming for some raw oysters.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a black which looks cola brown at the edges when held up to the light. Two finger light brown head which dissipates pretty quickly and leaves a very small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted coffee, light earthy hops, and light dark chocolate. A bit of vanilla and licorice comes out as it warms up. Initial taste is roasted coffee going into light dark chocolate with some hints of vanilla and licorice. The finish has a slight tea-like bitterness. Don’t really get any bourbon. Medium body. Low carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty standard for an oatmeal stout. Pretty great beer, especially for the cos.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Above average on the carbonation. Thin to medium bodied. You can see through this one.
Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts.
Taste is similar to nose with some lingering soft roast flavors at the end. Thin, watery , and clean mouthfeel.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of BelgianBeerGal. Pours dark brown with a tan foam that fades to a thin creamy head. Aroma is chocolaty, with hints of vanilla and coffee. Flavor is much the same with a full creamy body. Loved it.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. I prefer my stouts a little less hoppy. That being said, VM still had wonderful caramel and dark malt flavors..
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.