TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle as an extra from Wavers1. Thanks, Baker! Pours a pretty dark blackish hue, perhaps some brownish edges, but quite dark and opaque. A decent frothy tannish brown head cakes atop, laces ok, and sits atop very nicely. Aromas are oatmeal and roasted barley, sweet with cocoa, toffee, and some creaminess, silky sweet and dark malts, touches of earthy nuttiness it seems. Initial is medium bodied, but lighter end of it, silky and creamy oatmeal, toffee, biscuits coupled with sweet and bitter cocoa, earthiness, peanuts, smoke and roasted barley, darker malts, yet silky, the roast is good, but the oatmeal and creamy sweetness, perhaps a touch of lactose and cream, vanilla and silky stout malts. Gentle and palatable, perhaps a touch of marshmellow. Solid sweet stout, lighter bodied and not anywhere near cloying. Quite drinkable, a little sweet and slanted creamy quality. Still, delivers as advertised
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy tan head that left rapidly. Aroma is a hint of bourbon with lots of chocolate and smooth burnt malt. Near full body. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt and hints of bourbon/oak. This one could do for breakfast. Very tasty.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a small tan head. A little bit of lacing, but not too much. Aroma is coffee with hints of roasted malt. Taste is starts of bitter with a hint of hops and finishes with a silky smooth dark chocolate flavor. Overall a pretty good beer.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
got into trade with matt , thx !!
head: thin , bubbly , beige
colour: dark brown , near black
smell: burned malts, hazelnuts, hops, chocolat, cigars, ashes, candy
taste: hopy bitter start , ashes, kinda flowery and grassy , oily texture but fairly dry palate , end is hops and bitterness , dark chocolat like ,
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks bhensonb. poured dark brown with a beige head and spotted lace. aroma was chocolate, dirt, caramel, and malt. flavor was chocolate, oak, maybe a touch of bourbon, and a nice little after bitter. body was just as the name describes, velvet. very nice.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Pours black with a small head. It has a coffee aroma with a bit of roastiness. Flavor is bitter and roasty, but nothing too much. I do not get much of the bourbon at all. The mouthfeel is smooth but a bit on the thing side. Overall it is solid and something I would drink again, but not something I would seek out.
Aquilo (590) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small head. Aroma is black coffee and roasted nuts. Flavor is bitter and roasty, but actually very approachable. The mouthfeel is very thin, which is the only thing I’m taking away points for. However, compared to some other stouts I’ve had recently, this is just underwhelming. It’s still very good though.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to cbkschubert. Dark pour with a tan head, Aroma is oatmeal, sweetness, coffee. Taste is oak, oatmeal, creamy, dry. Leaves a dry mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste. One of the nicest oatmeal stouts I have had so far. Nice lacing.
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with an average amount of whitish head that is gone before you know it. Roasted coffee is the dominant aroma, with some chocolate and oatmeal sourness in there. Taste is similar, with more of the oatmeal malt going with the coffee well. Earthy, with some dirt in both nose and taste. Carbonation is minimal but adequate. Very solid mouthfeel feeds into the great finish of the malty coffee. Drinkability is excellent. Very good oatmeal stout.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. I can smell chocolate, coffee, dark malt. Flavor is complex and rich as the description states. I can identify vanilla notes, coffee, oatmeal, and a little bourbon. Very tasty.