DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Dark brown with quickly dissipating tan head.
Aroma: Sweet mocha
Flavor: Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted grain.
Overall: Nice, smooth and full bodied.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods - Pours a rich, dark black with a tan, foamy head. Very smooth. Starts out sweet and has a bitter aftertaste. Bourbon scent is evident. I think I got the tail end of this one, since it is already March, but it is still really good.
acearl (386) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into English pint, pretty much a black pour, tan creamy diminishing head, minimal lacing, smells roasted, some chocolate, texture is medium, not as thick as would be expected, feels like its missing something like some hops, finish is kind of sour, bit disappointing, least from FS I've had as they are typically stellar, it's an oatmeal stout the barrel aged version seems like it would be better
m4rest88 (384) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee, oats, and some dark fruits.
flavor is alcoholic with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and some dark fruits. A somewhat malty flavor as well
Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Armin. Thanks! Pour is a fairly dark brown, with a very light brown head that quickly fades to very little lacing. Aroma is light chocolate, lots of light malt, nothing overpowering. Taste is huge oatmeal up front, with some dry coco powder on the back. Fairly dry, if somewhat chalky, finish. Nice beer.
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.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with creamy mocha scent. Malts in the nose. Roasty malt taste but lighter than what I am used to. To be honest, I had this later in an evening of beer tasting after some heavier stouts and it feels like I should have started with this. A decent stout but there are better out there.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a darn nice stout great coffe flavors and nice bourban and chocolate flavors......I really enjoyed this one on tap at the stone bistro
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.
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, pours black with light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and a little bit of coffee. Flavor is Moderately sweet, not bitter, roasted malts and coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Dry finish. Delicious. Easy to drink.