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.
dogfishho (646) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (642) - 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.
demmbonz (633) - 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.
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.
michaelinwa (627) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hugely overrated stout. Aroma is low, head is ample, taste is dry without anything whatsoever to stand out and make me want to try this again. Not one to buy again.
BrettTaylor (624) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured on tap from Poppy’s in Estes Park, CO. coffee, chocolate, on nose. Taste of coffee, milk chocolate and a bit of dark chocolate, round smooth mouthfeel, something I can’t identify on finish (smoky wood - maybe mesquite?) Finish is dry.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely oatmeal stout. Opaque black with a lighter tan head. The nose shows a mix of dark roast coffee and some dark brooding fruit. Full bodied, but with a fresh mouthfeel. Very balanced and delicious stout.
ljthiessen (621) - 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.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Color is very dark brown, almost black. Two finger tan head. Smell light amounts of coffee, oaky, malty. Flavorful, you can taste coffee, toffee, chocolate. The MERKIN is good stuff.