dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of ash, coffee, and chocolate. Appears an opaque black, with a small brown oil-slick on the surface. Flavor is sweet and chocolatey, with a deep roast coffee flavor that gives way to some ash notes in the finish. Palate is medium-light but with a smooth creamy feel. Overall, a very good brew. My thanks go to joeybgood.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks go out to Goldtwins for this bottle. (Thanks Larry). This was sent to me as an extra no less. The aroma on this beer is fantastic, but I suppose I should also state that I love coffee. The aroma is just one that I could sit and smell all night, there is no problem letting this beer get closer to room temp or drinkin temp because I can just smell it for as long as it takes for it to warm up a little bit. Huge coffee aromas, melded with chocolates, and maybe even a little hop bitterness in the aroma...but that could also be a sort of coffee bean bitterness. There is also a little bit of butterness, and then oats from the heavy dose of flaked oats in the brew. This truly is a breakfast beer. Now after a solid 10 minutes of smelling it and letting it warm up a little bit...the taste does NOT dissappoint. The mouthfeel is sooo smooth and thick. This is a damn fine beer! The commercial description suggest eating this coffee cake with a fork...and you could. The flavors are all perfect transfers from what I get in the aroma. Lots of coffee, cohoclates, bitter and even a little sweetness. Then a lot of dry flaked oats in the back of it. I could go on all night about this beer but for the sake of anybody that may read this I will stop. Overall a great beer!
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 Bottle, thanks, Iowaherkeye, for this treat! Pours very black with just hints of red underneath the small dark tan head. This stuff smells awesome. Notes of baked oats, chocolate, coffee, ashes, are in the nose. The body is semi-thick with low carbonation. The oats cut through in combination with a very earthy coffee presence. Soft, delicate chocolate is beneath the smokier notes and an almost porter-like ashtray finish rounds everything out. The alcohol is not at all detectable. This is an excellent stout which flaunts almost anything that I would look for in a dark ale of this sort.
Ah, this is even better than I remember, and thatís saying a lot. The pour is magnificent with a very tall, dense, creamy dark tan head. Just sniffing this beautiful beverage gets my salivary glands going. Itís so creamy in the mouth with a savory chocolate finish that follows up a huge amount of toasted oats and earthy coffee tones. I really wish I could have this on a regular basis.
[April 27, í07]
Yeah, I love this beer. Perfect defined oaty, nutty flavor with delicious chocolate and an ashy finish. Nice and heavy and savory. This time I picked up some olives in the aroma along with things previously noted above. This is pushing the boundaries for the style.
bmpurdy (2) - USA - OCT 12, 2006 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The taste of the oatmeal stout is great in itself. With hints of chocolate and coffee, this beer offers an enormous amount of different flavors integrated in one great bottle.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ( thanks Eric)
Deep dark, light-defying black in the glass...
Fine pored, sticky mocha cap
lushious coffee-cocoa fruity aromas...
Thick body,... rich, viscous cerial spine,... decadent chocotate-mocha character.
Bilious amouts of everything an oatmeal- coffee-cocoa stout should be and more.
This makes breakfast a real meal!
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a creamy tan head. The pour is slow and very thick. Looks amazing in my glass. Aroma is fresh ground coffee, toffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is remarkable! Full of coffee and chocolate. The coffee makes it bitter while the chocolate sweetens it out. Done very nicely! This could easily be had for breakfast as a cold coffee drink from a nice coffee shop. This beer is amazing!
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours a thick opaque black with a creamy tan head.
Smell: The aroma is packed with coffee chocolate nuts toffee and many more roasted malt scents.
Taste: Take a glass and fill if half full with rich melted milk chocolate, and fill the rest up with a gourmet coffee and add a healthy serving of whole cream. mmm. Oh there is a shot of booze in it too. That is the best I can describe the creamy chocolate sensational experience.
Mouthfeel: Sheer silky velvety smooth cream, has a big feel to it but everything about this beer is extremely approachable, and divinely pleasant.
Drinkability: Give me case of this stuff. You would never know its 8.30% ABV it is so easy!
Hope this is helpful.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle from my secret santa MIBRomeo) The bottle arrived from the US today and was only a bit more than half full. When I gently twisted the cap it blew open with a loud BANG. It could have taken an eye out... OK maybe not, but it poured pitch black with a big frothy, brown head. Big flavors of coffe and dark rich chocolate. Also hints of abricot, wood and earth. Full bodied. Long finish with coffee and caramel flavors. Very nice... glad the rest of the bottle was still good. Thanks MIBRomeo.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 Bottle from Rob Halford (illinismitty) Thanks man! Pours out a dark brown color, with a tan head. Smell is malty, cofee, chocolate, sweet oatmeal, greatness. This smells better than it tastes probably. Awesome beer. Taste is sweet, cofee, malts, chocolate. Very sweet, very nice for a night cap. Could drink this for breakfast probably, but theres no way I could make myself drink beer in the morning after the drinking that has gone on tongiht. Sean, if you want to send me some more of this, please feel free. Awesome shit man, would love some more samples.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a nice brown head. Aroma is thick coffee and semi sweet chocolate. flavor is just like coffee grounds and choclate. Alcohol is nicly hidden. very good brew\!