steerpike (28) - Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick and opaque, very little head. Wonderful oatmeal mouthfeel.
Bittersweet coffee flavor dominates the middle, finishing with some sweet dark chocolate. If stout met iced coffee, the result would be this beer. Heavy, heavy, heavy, took me nearly an hour to sip through this one. Sadly, unavailable in MA, so I canít get any more too easily.
liquidcrack (44) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. poured liked oil. slight dark brown head. full of chocolate and coffee aroma. taste is good, very good, but seemed to short of the other big stouts, at least to me. very full flavored, a meal in itself. good sippiní.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black, small brown head. Sweet nose with coffee and dark chocolate. Dry, bitter flavor, fairly sweet, with a strong cocoa flavor.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Vac for sharing this wonderful brew. Poursa deep brown hue with a tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate and espresso. Flavors of twith a slight sour funk, and thatís where it loses some points. Otherewise, it is on par with all of the best coffee stouts.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big fat God bless the kindness of a one Mr. ClarkVV.... just because he is super freaking cool, he sent one my way! Delicious beer, if your want list was a little more obtainable, you would have something in return by now hahahah!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2005 Poured into a small tulip, it produces a nice tan head. Aroma is rich espresso to go along with some burnt caramel. Taste is almost right up there with the big boys but just a little short. Full rich taste. If it has oats, shouldnt it be an Oatmeal or Dry Stout?
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disclaimer: Please no hate mail after this rating, as I am not a coffee lover. Pours dark oily black with dark tanhead. Nice lacing. Aroma and flavor is all bitter black coffee with a long coffee aftertaste.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stout pours with a black body topped by a medium thick, brown head with some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet, roasty and creamy wtih notes of coffee and chocolate. Very nice aroma. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and roasty with notes of mocha and cream and a slight sourness. Full bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa! What a coffee dominance! Poured black with a very small head, slow drinking, but thatís good, very rewarding. Alcohol was subdued. nice.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think, though Iím not sure, that the thanks to this brew goes to mmather! Very happy to have had this little treasure. Poured the blackest brown I think Iíve ever seen. Has a lite brown quickly dissipating head. The aroma was packed with dark chocolate covered espresso beans and some burnt malt. The flavor started with burnt and primarily toasted malts, with the pleasure moving to a chocolate, Kaluah, coffee mix. Slightly sweet. Great stuff with a mildly alcoholic finish at the end. The body is very nice, with the oatmeal (I assume) giving it some staying power in the form of oiliness, and some creamy business as well. Very nice!