brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head.
S: Smells...bad. Like prunes and roast. Slight acidity to the nose with some acrid roast and coffee notes. There is some good sweetness of toffee and caramel, however.
T: What a terrible flavor. Watery and vegetal with an astringency to it and a weak coffee flavor in the background. Not any chocolate to speak of, almost no sweetness is present either.
M: Thin and watery on the tongue with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Watery and awful in flavor, not a good combination.
bhensonb (13995) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Geek. Pours very dark with a light three finger tan head. Aroma of chocolate underlaid by some burnt malt. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is really burnt malt with some mild chocolate. A touch of ash. Works for me.
Ratman197 (13100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lastring tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, light vanilla and light coffee. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear red-black body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, chocolate, some butter, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, coffee/chocolate. Watery medium body.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As 56 Oatmeal Stout. A clear brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweetish slightly off chocolate, with light cheesey notes. In mouth, a light smooth chocolate with some light acidic points, a tad unpleasant. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.
bu11zeye (12693) - 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.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s Madison West. Pours a very dark brown color with a large fizzy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate, oats, faint roast and a bit of a tart note. The taste is caramel, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a tart finish. A bit thin. Decent.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Tastes of coffee, lactic, and roasted malts. The tastes were on the watery in weak side as was the body. Did not live up to the aroma, which I thought was decent.
crossovert (11184) - 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.
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
mellow smooth. Chocolate nutty mocha carmel syrup,roast barley and sweet oats. Nice mahogony deep brown and toasted head that stays around. Long satisfying finish. Thanks pigfoot for sample.