bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Was going to drink Big Skyís Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout, but the bartender convinced me to try this one instead. Iím not sure if he was doing me a favor, or finding a more expensive beer. It was good, of course, how couldnít it be?
Scubatrip (591) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours black with a good head. Flavors of chocolate, coffer, somewhat bitter, and quite smooth throughout. Opt for the darker beers when ordering at Grayís.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark chocolate color, basically black with a small but nice tight head. The aroma is very roasty almost like burnt starbucks style coffee beans, there is a little molasses sweetness in there as well with some mild chocolate notes. On aroma alone this beer beats the hell out of that Bully Porter. The flavor is sweet but not quite cloying, there is certainly some good mocha character and a bit of molasses. Iím not sure if there is any lactose sugar in this one but I would be more than willing to bet on it. After all this that burnt toast thing creeps up in the back and makes a serious impression at the finish. Generally speaking all the flavors work very well together here and itís really kind of cool how the beer does the sweet at first then suddenly bitter and overly roasty thing.
BeerWench71 (2) - USA - JAN 11, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, smoke, .....this was a very easy beer to enjoy
Appearance was black with a nice head that hangs on glass medium body, lively, this is a beer that I will drink again
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( Bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours a brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of roastiness, toasted marshmallow, coconut, some coffee, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, subtle oatmeal, and coffee.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to the man with the b bman1113vr. Pours black with no head. Nose is eh. Taste is sweet and oaky and off very off for the style.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. chocolate pour with a cream head. roasted malts, light chocolate on the nose. nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of chocolate, roastiness and a hint of oat in the finish.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Dark brown pour. Aroma is coffee, malty, smoky. Flavor is smoke, malts, ash and coffee.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade with fidelis86. Pours with a tan head and a deep brown body. Aroma of oatmeal, caramel, chocolate and rum. Taste is caramel, toasty and a bit roasty. Medium bubbles, somewhat creamy.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black color with a tan head that faded down fast. Aroma has a very robust roasted and burnt note, chocolate, and a light coffee presence. Flavor combines a dark roasted malt note early with a very smooth chocolate flavor to sweeten up the beer, a mild coffee bitter bite and finishes with a sweeter dark fruit note. Moderate body, creamy texture and low carbonation rounds out the beer. Overall a very good brew with a great roasted note and sweet chocolate to compliment this.