collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very smooth, chocolatey, delicious stout. The taste really stays with you. That chocolate malt lingers on the palate well. Not an undesirable lingering taste. Exceptional. The only way you could make this better is to make it a Velvet Merkin.
GTAEgeek (1164) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, thanks to TheHOFF43. Pours black, with a medium, fizzy, tan head. The aroma is smooth coffee, milk chocolate, light hickory, peat, cinnamon, and syrup. Sticky sweet, with a nice, roasty bitterness. Heavy body, a little clingy, and a little chalky, but generally smooth and relatively clean for a stout. This is a nice, balanced, and very well made stout.
GSH1976 (206) - Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with minimal khaki colored head and no lacing. There is a nice roastiness in the aroma along with some dark chocolate and coffee notes. Taste follows the nose. Smooth but the body is on the light side and the finish is dry and slightly bitter. Carbonation is also low making this a very easy drinking beer. Firestone Walker produces excellent beers.
MadRobin (1864) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque brown-black with a small khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.
Taste of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and mild dark fruit.
Medium/light body and high/medium carbonization.
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Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with dark tan head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee & roasted malt. Flavors of roasted malt and oats, with dark chocolate. Dark chocolate bitter finish. Minimal sweetness from start to finish. Great stout.
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had to try this in anticipation fo velvet merkin I have in my basement. Smooth roasty malt flavors. Didn’t get much of a typical sweet oatmeal flavor that I am used to in a specifically oatmeal stout but either way a nice rich malty drink.
Darwenus (537) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black but thin, and the head fades quickly. The aroma is coffee atop rich, smooth malt. Maybe a little hops, too. The flavor is just the same, and that’s a good thing. A little chocolate, a little dark bread. Crisp finish, not a heavy stout at all but a satisfying one.
Necscv (19) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate nose. Taste is chocolate, roasty, granola. Alchohol and bitter-sweet on the finish.
thegreenrooster (3174) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice roasty, coffee and chocolate malt. Flavor is again a nice roasted malt with some bitter baker chocolate and a hint of coffee. Leaves a nice dry char on the tongue as this goes down. A very nice example of the style. Very dry with a great roasted malt and oats.
DrSilverworm (6022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, from Lukas in Missouri. Bottled on 2/17/14. Very dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Some ropes of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of chewy, lighter carbonation. Crisp texture. Light dry finish. Awesome big chocolate aroma, light coffee. Moderate bitterness, very well balanced indeed. Light sweet. Some creamy oaty type flavor. Good vanilla aromas. Great oatmeal stout.
ttroha (237) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from my beer friend jheath99, Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of malts and coffee. Taste of toasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee.