MattH (659) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour. Nice flavor of chocolate and coffee. Great smooth mouthfeel. Velvet would be a good description.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a big tulip glass. Nice thick and pungent pour that has not over the top smokey oat sweet aroma. Its dark, oil dark. Taste is very balanced, great flavors of sweet molasses balanced with bark and oats. It is a good texture. Ironically, it seems like this would be a 8-10% abv beer, so there is some mind trip that the beer is lower at 5.5% than what seems to be texture/taste/tone wise.
MarinEvelyn (654) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Don’t even need to get the beer too close to my nose to smell the roastiness, coffee, dark chocolate aroma. Taste is similar. Very creamy, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa. very decadent. Velvety smooth.
miyauchi38 (653) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
dogfishho (653) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thinnish dark brown, with light easily passing through it. Nice large tan head. The aroma is typical of an oatmeal stout, with roastiness leading the charge and some round toasted bread coming in at the end. On the palate, the beer is richer than it seems like it should be, with the typical oatmeal oiliness making for a nice full feel. Notes of chocolate and roasted malts dominate, with a touch of fresh cut wood. Very drinkable.
Maxbier (650) - 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.
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth stuff. Looked great in the glass, dark color but didn’t create much of a head. Nice cocoa aroma with some caramel. Nice long finish. Great winter beer.
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
120z bottle to shaker. Courtesy of Jimmeekrek. Nice sweet oatmeal stout with a hint of dry stout to it. Nice texture from the oats. Enjoyable.
ljthiessen (640) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lighter aroma for a stout, but complex and pleasant. Coffee and chocolate flavours, caramel, some dark fruits. Not the heaviest or most full-bodied stout, but tasty and very nicely balanced.
wilnatp (631) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black. Aroma of coffee, roast, and oats. Taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness.