brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz pint at the brewery. Black with a thin head. Nice burnt and roasted malt aroma with a touch of bakerís chocolate. Full roasted grain flavor with a touch of chocolate. Very drinkable. Creamy mouth feel that is on the watery side but all in all adds to the experience. Quite nice.
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured a black color with a medium off-white creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pours pitch black with a tan head. Has a nice roasty smell with some raosty malts mixed in. Has a light mouthfeel that I wish was a little heavier. The flavors that this beer has is what makes it. It is very chocolatey upfront with a smooth roasted malt flavor on the back side. It has some sweetness mixed in. Overall this is a solid beer that would be a regular in my fridge if they offered it in bottles. This is a great beer.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch black with tan head, flavor is roasty toasty with choc and roasted malt with some sweet oatmeal aspect. very solid and very nice
dkoonce (905) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Black, with a medium head that is smooth a creamy. Slightly burnt malt aroma, with some hops. Mostly burnt malt flavor. A bit sweet, with a light body.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewpub. GLBC has a couple great Stouts, namely Blackout (esecially the Barrel-Aged) and Wolfhound. Being a Stout-lover and knowing their track record, I was looking forward to their take on the Sweet Stout. While not disappointed, the beer does fall just a bit short. The beer pours black as pitch with a thick and foamy light tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Creamy with a medium body and roasted character. Flavors of coffee, malt and chocolate are tasty but donít resonate long enough. The finish is dry with a mild bitterness. Good for the style, but I know GLBC could do even better.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As a big fan of the Sam Smiths, I felt underwhelmed with this brew. Itís only available on tap at the moment. Thereís a good roast to it but a bit too much carbonation. Thereís oats and coffee and a dry finish. It can be tweaked I believe and then it will be absoltely amazing.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darft at the brewpub. Aroma: Nice roasted grain aroma with a noticeable oat overtone. Hints of coffee and chocolate and roasted nuts. Appearance: Dark brown/light black with a medium tan head. Head was big and creamy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Nice stout flavor with good roastiness. Again the oats are very noticeable. Coffee, chocolate, and light caramel. A nice smokiness in there, as well. Palate: Medium-light bodied and creamy. Moderate carbonation. Finish was pretty dry with a touch of astringency. Overall: Oatmeal plays a nice role here. Good, solid stout. Perhaps a little higher mouthfeel.
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A solid oatmeal stout. The beer has a roasted coffee flavor which is not overbearing. It has a slightly sweet, yet not sickenly so, aftertaste, which prevents the beer from appearing as dry as a regular stout could be. This number could be slightly more alcoholic for my taste -- somewhere in the 6.5 to 7 percent range like Troegs Oatmeal Stout -- as the initial flavor leaves a little bite to be desired. I desperately wished that I would have poured this beer into a glass to sufficently capture its aroma.
kujo9 (1090) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ GLBC 11/23/05: Lasting light beige head on a a dark brown, almost black body. Roasty and toasty @ first, but turns a little bit burnt in aroma as it warms. A little bit woody. Very little fruitiness, and has a lightl toasty oat aroma as it warms. Well balanced and lightly roasty w/ a bit of dark grain sourness throughout. Finish is dry and roasty, but not as dry as a dry stout. Lightly toasted grain flavor as well w/ a lingering light roasty aftertaste. Dry m/f, but not astringent, lighter medium body, medium carb. Good oatmeal stout, but I was thinking it might be a little more full bodied. A very flavorful beer thatís well worth trying if itís on tap there!