argo0 (11477) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro. Black body with creamy tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, some caramel, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel, light roast, coffee. Medium body, light stickiness.
Darkmagus82 (1175) - - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on nitro-tap in a pint glass
Appearance The beer pours served a beautiful black color with the cascading white nitro bubbles seen suspended within. These bubbles cascade up through the dark brew producing a thick and creamy off white head that persists on the surface of the brew, before eventually slowly fading leaving tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell The aroma of the beer light overall with a just some hints of a roasted malt smell and a little bit of an oatsi smell. There is just a touch of a chocolate smell mixed with and a tiny bit of an earthy smell.
Taste The taste begins with a nice decently strong roasted flavor mixed with a good deal of an oat taste. Upfront there is also some chocolate flavors that develop initially on the tongue, but that end up fading as the taste moves on to the end. The chocolate brings with it some light vanilla flavors and a little bit of a sweet cream flavor as well. The roastedness increases as the flavor advances with some coffee coming to the tongue, bittering the taste a bit. Some more earthy and light herbal hops come to the tongue at the very end of the taste as well and mix with the roasted and bitter coffee rather nicely, leaving a semi-driy oaty and lightly bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Being a nitro pour, the body of the brew is on the creamy side with the mild effervescent feel that one gets with nitro. Both are quite nice for the dry oatmeal stout style and make for a very rich yet drinkable feel overall.
Overall A good dry oatmeal stout. This one I rather enjoy as it has a bit more bitter hop and a bit more chocolate and cream (at least at points in the taste) then many other dry oatmeal stouts.
Nate (3725) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Light roasted barley, toasted grain, and light smoke. Bit of lactose and chocolate and molasses. Dark black opaque with creamy lacing tan head. Smooth body with nitro carbonation. Starts semi sweet with lactose, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Bittersweet milky finish with nutty roasted smooth after. Nice stout.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with brown highlights and an enormous fluffy-creamy orange-tan head that lingered forever and left incredible lacing. The aroma was very bitter, dry and roasty with a burnt coffee presence. The flavor was dry, roasty and woody with burnt coffee and a hint of cream. Medium length dry finish of roast and wood. Medium body. Hits the marks for a dry stout but not really my style.