Macegan75 (764) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from CAH. Pours black with nice head that fades. nose is brown sugar, roasted malt, molasses and roasted chicory. first sip is sweet swith nice mild coffee flavors. finish is sweet with just a hint of bitterness.
Scipio (761) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an inky looking black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is dominant of coffee, some chocolate, and some smokiness. As opposed to the aroma, the chocolate really comes out in the taste. Earthy malts here, along with the smoke flavors. Coffee takes a backseat until the end. Aftertaste is smoky coffee, and is rather short. Light to medium in body, smooth when drinking, and short on carbonation. Not bad here, although I enjoy other efforts by Firestone Walker more.
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on 09/09/11. 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.
A - Pitch black body with a small one finger light mocha cap. Tight and small bubbling with low retention.
S - Sweet milk chocolate, roasty malts, and light coffee. Simple, but amazing. One of the better noses on a beer I’ve encountered.
T - Doesn’t live up to the nose. Milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and a slightly bitter and dry finish. A bit thin and plain.
O - Damn, this beer had an excellent nose. The flavors and body are just above average for me. I wish I could buy this though, its a nice and simple oatmeal stout that does everything right. It doesn’t stand out, but its a safe bet.
TizzleJizzle (743) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark (mahaugany when held up to the light) with a thin tan top. Taste of oats, dark chocolate, raisins, subtle bitter finish. High carbonation, medium creamy body. Well balanced!
Wittales (742) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was clear root beer with creamy diminishing tannish 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet chocolate, soft coffee, oats, caramel, roasted malts. Taste are sweet chocolately, vanilla, oatmeal, roasty expresso malts, hints of herbal spicey hops. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with meduim body, an average sweet oaty cocao creamy cleanish finish. A prime example of a oatmeal stout.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to markwise for the share. Near black pour with a thin tan head. Roasty dark malt nose with big notes of coffee and chocolate, lighter notes of vanilla and earthy hops. Full body with a creamy mouth feel and good carbonation. Flavor is quite balanced between earthy bitterness, roasted dark malt, sweet chocolate, and coffee. Finishes moderately sweet with lingering coffee.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 3 weeks old. Pours with a nice soft lasting head. Aroma is really nice warm chocolate and roasty sweet malt. Flavor is very similar, extremely well balanced with a very even finish. Feel is very soft, fresh, lively, chewy, light smokey astringency. It touches on everything in just the right ratio. Love!
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by mtjoseph. Deep, dark brown color with a small off white head. Very nice looking for a regular porter. Big roasted malt aroma, with plenty of chocolate present, and some sugary creaminess present as well. Taste has chocolate and a good amount of roasted malt present. Creamy mouthfeel. Just a really nice stout that I could drink a bunch of in the winter.
Padron4KM (735) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle.
Black, but not opaque. Thin tan head, no lace.
Aroma is warm toast, oatmeal, vanilla, chocolate.
Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roast grain.
smooth, creamy, medium in body.
DrunkSanta410 (727) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Luckys. Pours black, nice tan head, Aroma of cocoa, chocolate malts, coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, smooth, slightly roasted malts. Velvety mouthfeel. Nice!