michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: A gift from Daknole; THANKS Dakine! Aroma of roasted malt, espresso, oats, and a with hint of chocolate. Poured very dark brown/ruby/black in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, oats, light coffee, light chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, light coffee, oat, and slight chocolate finish is dry.
icanhasbeerz (5) - USA - JAN 4, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in "Guinness" imperial pint at Downey Brewing Co., Downey CA. Opaque brown/black with tan head that lasts. Not much to the aroma, some caramel and chocolate. Beautiful complex malt flavor- roast, chocolate, biscuit, vanilla. Not catching the barrel-aged influence, beyond the vanilla. Medium body. Substantial but not sticky or filling. Begs to be tasted again. This pint didn’t last long.
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes like a charred barrel. Dry and dark with plenty of wood and faint alcohol. Wasn’t as full bodied or chewy as I expect from an oatmeal stout. I thought this would be much heavier, but it was actually pretty thin on the mouthfeel (once you get past all of the burnt wood flavor). Faint coffee and dark chocolate, but mostly I taste the bourbon barrels.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a whitish beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, dry stout. Taste is dry, roasty, astringent roast,
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black as usual. minimal head. Nose is largely coffee like and chocolate, some malty breads, roasted malts, maybe cereal, not much bready malts, or fruity esters. Taste is coffee, roast, sweetness at first then fades to mild dryness. Bitterness complements. Smooth mouthfeel and full bodied. Good but not extremely complex...not that it really a should but I would bet my left nut that it has coffee added.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Dan! Pours a dark chocolately brown with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma of coffee, oats, and leather (that I suspect is due to the bourbon). Slightly sour with weak flavors of chocolate and oats. Medium to watery body, with little and leaves little to write home about. Not a bad aroma, but relatively weak as it moves across the tongue.
jonno (2274) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oatmeal is very prominent. Silky smooth body with excellent texture. Very rich for the ABV - swear it’s 7% plus! Lots of bitter chocolate and caramel, with hte finished product being wholly integratred in a fascinating way.
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good oatmeal stout at a great value. Only gripe was the lack of aroma, but pours beautiful with a dark thick head. Flavour its chocolate and caramel with a full body and a smooth finish from the oats. Highly recommended oatmeal stout.
nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a cloudy, white head. Nose is malty, bready, reminded me of a doppelbock, chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, bread, grains, light wood, light smoke. Medium bodied. Disappointingly average.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Rudolph Throwdown-got in trade with jtclockwork-12oz bottle-pours a dissipating light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt/oat-chocolate/roasty. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-chocolate/roasty, secondary earthy hops. Soft carbonation.