Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler...imagine it wouldve been nice and creamy on nitro, still was out of the growler but had more potential, huge aroma of malt vanilla and coffee, flavor of roast, chocolate malt, nut flavors. Would love to try on Nitro.
HonkeyBra (3075) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a rich dark blackish color with a tan head. Aroma of hazelnuts, coffee, vanilla, cocoa. Flavor is unbelievable. The hazelnut coffee combined with the delicious cocoa and roastiness of the stout achieves a near flavor perfection. Almost unexpected. Medium bodied, pillowy body, nice carbonation. Overall, one of the best tasting beer experiences in my life.
neepsntatties (1094) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...hazy, dark brown with a thick head. Nose...chiles (like, roasted chiles), buttered movie theatre popcorn, coffee and burnt filberts. Palate...very bitter, semi dry and loaded with filberts! That chile and popcorn thing comes back and so does the coffee. Man this stuff is bitter!
BOSSbrewer (1252) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee. Wonderful. Rated this with another app and BeerBuddy unfortunately won't let me import comments.
kaser (2038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on draft at founders tap room. Crazy foamy whipped cream like head. Crazy chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet. Marshmallows. Wow. A desert
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery -- December 29, 2010.
Pours a hazy dark brown color with a really hefty nitro-derived head with some really amazing retention time and quite a bit of lacing as it goes down. On the initial whiff of this I was already upset that it was on nitro and I wouldn’t be able to grab a growler. Strong notes of coffee and hazelnut. Wow. A bit of chocolate and roast there as well. Can’t get enough of the coffee and hazelnut, which headed straight into the taste, though that was a bit more roasty and similar to the base beer without the sweetness of the nose. The mouthfeel was really nice and smooth. Drinkability is through the roof. Hands down the best oatmeal stout I’ve ever had.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 01-02-2011
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at founders pub. Black with a nice frothy, nitro like tan head. aroma is sweet coffee and cream with hints of hazelnut and French vanilla. Taste is similar and is just like drinking a frap. Smooth and thin on the palate. Good
andyhwcinc (1326) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap as part of a sampler at Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI. This one takes the cake for the best I sampled in my snow-trenched day. Appearance pure black with a rich tan creamy head. Aroma like hot chocolate, extremely decadent and creamy, quintessential dessert brew from the aroma perspective, possibly more decadent than Rogue Chocolate Stout. Taste is seriously like a Butterfinger beer. Tastes like a peanut butter candy bar (this is what I got from the hazelnut...like Ferraro Rocher in a glass), there’s not much in there on the hop end but its super creamy and overtly decadent. This is the best chocolate stout I’ve ever had.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan-colored, nitro head. Huge hazelnut coffee aroma. Light in body, velvety smooth. Lightly sweet with chocolate malt and hazelnut and balanced by a roasted, dry finish. Hazelnut coffee and beer. Mmmm.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint at Founders. Black pour with a thick beige nitro head. Aroma of hazelnut, coffee, chocolate and cream. Creamy hazelnut flavor with chocolate and a roasty chocolate finish. Got to try lots of beers on this trip up north and many of them were pretty damn good, but this was the winner of the weekend. Truly amazing.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at founders. Black STout with nutty frangelica nose. Nutty vanilla start and mild unsalted finish. Nicely done. Good.