Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dry beer, with chocolate undertones, a bit of fizz and somewhat tart aftertaste. It does pour and look good, but was lighter tasting than I expected. Not much of an aroma either. It makes for a cheap and decent oatmeal stout (under $9 for a 6-pk), but I don’t think Samuel Smith has much to worry about.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fruity, weak in body. Caramel flavors, not too strong. I haven’t been having luck with this style lately.
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle pours interestingly appealing, makes my mouth water. No sediment and it smells rather roasty fresh. Nice sizzly initial impressions, not over the top in flavor. Seems much more like 4% than 6. Some fun tartness, in a wild way, inthere. Leaves a good impression on the plalate after each slug. No rude ness on the finish. And its cheap too; pretty close to being a really good beer! Liked this one; rather mild and well behaved cheap dark beer. Good one grays ;~) Good example of a drinkable dark beer.
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pour is dark brown to black. Aroma is roast, oats, and a hint of coffee. Taste is almost sweet but not quite. Not bad but I expected a bit sweeter, smoother, and more complexity.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Has awesome sweet coffee roast scents. Has some nice coffee with sweet after taste, light meaty flavors from the mix.
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wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is nuts and roasted malt. Taste is smooth chocolatey sweet roasted malt with a mild bitterness derived from the roasted malt rather than hops. Like their other offerings, this is a well balanced, but thin textured version of the style. I like this quite a bit, but it’s no more a stout than their porter is a porter.
Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown pour, small tan head. Not offensive, but nothing of great character. I would distinguish this as a stout for non-stout drinkers. A palatable beer suited for a quick thirst quencher on a hot day. Tastes like a decent stout that was mixed 50/50 with water. Again, not offensive.
Finhead (1622) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark, brown pour with a small tan head. It has a roasted malt aroma with some cereal and dark chocolate. The medium body has an oily texture with average carbonation. The taste starts a little sweet and finishes with a roasted flavor.
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark black, tan head. Aroma is roasty oatmeal. Texture is creamy but a bit to thin. Mostly just roasty taste, some oatmeal, coffee. Pretty active carbonation. Some metallic taste, probably from age. Pretty decent stout
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: February 16, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Byerlys Description: Opaque dark brown pour with nice amount of head. Aroma of grain, roasted malt, chocolate and slight hop. Taste is basically roasted malt but a mild and dry bitter finish. Too much carbonation and very thin for a stout.