realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark as it should with a somewhat creamy head and decent legs. The chocolate and coffee notes are plentiful and the mouthfeel is as thick and creamy as you would expect from a great oatmeal stout. They do a great job hiding the 8.3% ABV. This is one of my all-time favorite "easy to find" beers. Founders nailed it with this beer then raised the stakes wi5h their KBS and CBS series.
GIJOE (652) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black as my ex's heart with a huge, brown head that stayed pillowy for a minute and then reduced to a thin, filmy coating that stayed. Generous lacing. Nose is a blast of dark roast coffee and some malty sweetness. Taste is blissfully balanced. There's a massive malt punch, but very nice bitter coffee and chocolate notes come through as well. Long bitter finish. Full body; vigorous carbonation. Superior brew.
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Zakoon (67) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle @ home. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is rich coffee/espresso, heavy roasted malt, dark chocolate and oats. Flavour is intense bitter coffee and roasted malt, medium sweet. Full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation. The finish is mildly bitter and like a cup of strong coffee.
Luk_ (197) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, less than a month old. Pours a beautiful black with thick brown head. Aroma is rich coffee, chocolate. Very aromatic without being too desert because of the intense roastiness. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, oat and roasted bitterness. Palate is amazing because of the oat. Smooth and creamy. One of the best use of oat in a beer, it melds beautifully with the intense chocolate and roasted flavors. Feels softer than it really is.
zeke626 (429) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours a pitch black, opaque body with a dark brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate cake, cocoa powder, and oats. Taste is similar with a nice cocoa finish. Silky smooth mouthfeel.
UXO (275) - CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours nearly solid black with just a hint of lightening around the margins, a short finger of beige head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, minimal to no lacing (4/5). Nose is coffee, oats, some chocolate, milkiness and sweetness (9/10). Taste is balanced moderate sweet and bitter with some citrus tart (9/10). Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish with building alcohol warmth (4/5).
Maybe not quite up to the hype, but dammit, it’s close. The most surprising aspect is perhaps the body - I was expecting syrupy and mouth coating, but the carbonation and intense (but balanced) bitterness keeps that from happening. The coffee bitterness is supplemented by a nearly-hidden citrusy hop sharpness, and tempered by a lactose-like chocolate sweetness. The finish is nearly crisp as a result, the long bitter tail notwithstanding. The ABV is also extremely well integrated, coming through only as a gradual and mild warming. As a result, this is a surprisingly light stout that is very drinkable, and very dangerous. (19/20)
dandeman (529) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Merci à Gilles d’avoir partagé cette bouteille.
Au nez, le chocolat est à peine perceptible mais présent. Petit arôme de viande fumée. L’olfactif ressort difficilement.
Noire avec une petite mousse brune, délicate. Visuel correct.
Gustatif: Chocolat noir avec petite amertume; café. Subtil, bien dosé, mais rien de bien particulier ne ressort. Surtout chocolat noir. Agréable. Un peu de mélasse. Bon dosage sucre et amertume. Agréable, mais rien d’explosif.
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is heaven. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts; a dark and delicious experience that is well-balanced to want to keep putting this down forever. One of the first crafts I had a few years ago before that got me out of the dull light beer life.
Bricktop86 (580) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and coffee
Davidacover (1) - - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as sweet & overwhelming as KBS which makes it more drinkable and balanced to me.
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firemarshal (168) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Taste is cough syrup, roasted almost burnt coffee, dark chocolate. This is very hoppy in that the malt does not overpower it. Pretty good.