fluffy (1249) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on nitro. obviously beautiful pour, engine oil black with a beautiful off white head. flavor is dark roasted grains, creamy cereal, a little milky, a bit of cardboard, creamy albeit somewhat dry finish. very nice.
vtafro (2297) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro pour. Black with frothy brown head. Pretty bland oatmeal and light sweet malt flavors, aroma is quite similar. Boring.
PorterPounder (5099) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Nitro pour - thick head with a lot of action due to the nitro - fun to watch of course. Deep dark black pour. Aroma has some smoky accents, a hint of coffee. Flavor is bold with some roasted smoky notes, a touch of black coffee, some creosote notes. Nice chalky mouthfeel. Part of the Founder tap takeover welcoming this brewer to Florida. Solid stout, as expected.
Iphonephan (2600) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours deep cola brown with a thick nitro head. Coffee and chocolate in the nose. Flavors of roasted nuts and coffee. Smooth robust finish. Tasty
DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Crunchy’s. Nitro pour. Dark brown, near black color. Nice half-inch darker nitro-type khaki head. Good, thicker lace. Light body. Smooth, creamy carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Good oatmeal, light roast, light coffee, some milk chocolate. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet. Solid oatmeal stout.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro pour at Sam’s, Durham. Necessary dial-down after some heavy hitters were passed around. Weirdly chilly damp August day made this appealing. Nice pour, healthy inky black with loads of silk on top. Nose is quite soft, mellow choc, mild bittering notes. Taste is similar but adds just a touch of brine, interestingly enough. Hit the spot, even if not especially complex.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz pint at Galaxy Hut. Pours a thick black with some creamy white head. Nose has a ton of roasted barley, a little dark chocolate, toast, nuts. Flavor is mostly roasty, toast, brown bread, chocolate. Missing the silkiness of the oats. A little too much coffee/roasted character. Dry finish. Good, but like many others out there.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on nitro. Pours a nice viscous brown. Thick tan head. Chocolate and roasted aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is the same. Creamy mouthfeel, especially with the nitro.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Kraftwork. Pours black with small to medium beige head. Pretty meaty for an oatmeal stout. Roasted almonds, bacon fat, chocolate, roasty malts, and coffee bean. Thin bodied.
kaser (2014) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is their Nitro. On tap at Local Option. Black pour with creamy white head. Looks thick but isn't. Can smell the nitro. Light chocolate taste. Not getting oatmeal. Hate to say it - but kind of reminds me of a guiness. The trade off for a lower ABV I guess but very drinkable