Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. medium to heavy toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet roasted finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color... Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate... Flavor is oats, roasted malts, chocolate... Real creamy mouthfeel... Roasted malts on the finish, notes of coffee bitterness... Delicious
TheAlum (6487) - 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 (12947) - 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 (596) - 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.