jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap. The appropriate color and density. Lots of lacing. Oatmeal on the nose and palate. Not too long of a finish, and somewhat lacking in malt flavors like chocolate and coffee. Still, a nice pleasant hop pine to go along with the abundance of grains.
tectactoe (2308) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Nitro tap: very deep brown, nearly black body with a nice, creamy, micro bubble layer of tan foam; nice staying power, leaving awesome rings of lace behind.
Aroma is muted cocoa nibs, light oat, some creamy sweetness, & a touch of coffee beans in the finish. Taste is nice & smooth with notes of semi-sweet cocoa, light cream, smooth baked oats, & a tiny bit of finishing coffee ground bitterness. Pretty nice, but I would like a bigger mouth feel.
Holtguy (129) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Nitro version. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Slight bitterness provides a kick. Nitro gives the beer a creamy mouthfeel. I give extra points for the low alcohol, strangely enough. Because of that, and the not overly heavy body, you can have a few of these and not fill your belly and/or topple over in a stupor.
njager246 (356) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at founders, Aroma of roasted oats and a chocolate and oats flavor, pretty good!
M82 (319) - Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at Barley’s, big creamy lasting cookie head on a black body, light roast, soft oat, mild chocolate, touch of dark fruit on the finish, pleasant and unmemorable
Ron (2685) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at MacGregor’s in Hen... Pours thick, dark, unclear coffee with a huge creamy light cocoa head. Aroma some sweet, roasty, and smokey notes in the nose. Flavors bring huge roasted malts, sweet oats almost light nutty caramel. Body is so creamy and nice on nitro. Bartender forgot to place our food order in a timely fashion, so he refilled our half empty glasses for free.
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Légère astringence, malts rotis, coconut, café et finale amère sur corps trop mince.
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and thin with a creamy white head from the nitro tap. On the nose, there are roasty chocolatey notes. On the palate the beer starts out with a sweet chocolate taste that’s quickly balanced out with a roasty astringency. Doesn’t have the typical oatmeal oiliness that I usually find, but this is still a nice full beer for a 4.5%er.
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Tan Head, Great Lacing
S: Oatmeal, Grainy Bread, Mild Chocolate
T: Oatmeal, Chocolate Malts
M: Great Nitro Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, very nice balanced oatmeal stout just enhanced by the nitro.
EtTuCthulhu (1132) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer, when poured from a nitro tap, is an opaque black color with a long-lasting tan head, and the aroma blends roasted and chocolate malts with vanilla. The taste has a slight umami, mild sweetness, and a touch of sourness, and the palate combines a creamy and thick texture, full body, soft carbonation, and a long malty finish.