JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Aroma of coffee and malt. Black and thick with a small head that left a lace. Flavours of bitter coffee, very well done so that you know it is there but is not unpleasant or overpowering. Also some chocolate. A very heavy beer. I didnít expect it to be as good as it was, I never heard of grayís. Not so "stout" at 5 and change, but still in the top of its class.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown body with a large thick brown head. Aroma of super pungent roasted malt, caramel and a lot of nuts. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with oats, caramel and even a bit of anise noticeable. Aftertaste shows a good and rather simple flavour of roasted oats, some light peat, a bit of nuts and a good caramel sweetness. Overall, a nice beer - not amazing, but a good sweet stout that would be nice to sample, even if you donít care for the style! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.09 sampled on the train to New York (from Upstate) on 09-December-2012.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Lots of sweet chocolate and caramel dominate the aroma with some light coffee. Pours a dark brown with no transparency and a minimal tan head that quickly fades to a ring. Flavor is nowhere as big as the aroma. Flavors is some watered down chocolate and caramel with an even lighter coffee presence in the background. Light bitter smokey finish. Got off to a good start with the aroma, but the flavor was quite a let down. Thin mouthfeel with very light carbonation.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This might be the darkest beer I have ever seen. There is almost no red edges to the glass. There is almost no head at all. Aroma is of sweet malt. Flavor is also malty with coffee being evident as well as some roastiness. Most stouts have a nice zing to them but this one does not. It is actually quite smooth. It was also surprisingly refreshing and clean.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with only a bit of orange light getting through. Head was tan and two fingers high, but dissipated relatively quickly to a thin film. Smelled of chocolate and molasses with a hint of roasted malt. There was a fleeting sweetness on the tongue which was quickly replaced by a pleasant dry roastiness. Some milk chocolate came out in the background. Not a bad beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In the bottle. Pours black with a very fizzy light tan head which dissolves instantaneously. Coffee roasted aroma. Light body. Downright watery. Burning fizziness on the tongue. This "stout"leaves much to be desired. Not a true entry into the style.
cheap (3374) - Cheap Lager in Western, 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.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, 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.
nuplastikk (3276) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Red-brown black color. Minimal beige head. Dry, oaty stout aroma. Smooth, medium bodied. Pleasant chocolate edge to it. Dry and crisp, almost sandily bitter. OK.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Thanks to Lumpy for this gem (I guess I got the good bottle). Any-who, Nice dark color with dark tan head. Taste is exactly as advertised, Oatmeal Stout, breakfast of Champions. Aroma is a bit dish rag but everything else is awesome.