Bahumat (105) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Strong aroma of hops and coffee, notes of wood and caramel.
Appearance: Pours a very opaque dark brown-black, with a thin, lingering grey head.
Taste: Cola up front with caramel in the back, along with lingering notes of astringent hoppy bitterness and very strong notes of coffee in the back. This is about as hoppy as an oatmeal stout can be for me to enjoy it, and it’s delightfully on the edge between challenging and unpalatable. (But I stick to low-IBU stouts, so if IPA’s are your thing, you’re going to laugh me off.)
Palate: Fizzy astringent carbonation, smooth and silky mouthfeel as one would want with an oatmeal stout. Astringent all over, courtesy of the oats.
Overall: If you like oatmeal stouts and aren’t afraid of a bit of a sting to the mouth, this is a good stout for you. Although I ordinarily loathe much hops in a beer, this is as perfectly balanced between hops and malt as I could ask for in a stout. Pretty much precisely the thing if you wish your usual gentle oatmeal stout would grow a few teeth.
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque black with big light brown coloured head that very slowly dissolves and leaves lace all up the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, metallic, some peat, and some cocoa. Flavour is metallic, roasted malts, dry dark malt bitterness mixed with mild hop bitterness that lingers, and light cocoa. This was on sale so I thought I’d try it out.
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light black pour, creamy off-white/tan head. Smell is light cocoa, roasted malt, light peat, metal, light caramel. Flavor is dry. It is roasty, metallic, minerally, with a nice mild and pleasant bitterness, English hops in the finish. A delicious and drinkable brew.
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a non-thick but very dark brown color with a small off-white head. Nose is a little sour/bitter, but actually has a strong oatmeal smell. Taste is nice and malty, but with a hint of chocolate. OK, but not great.
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium-deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted black malts, a pinch of honey, and some pretty good earthy character.. a little too sweet for my liking, but it was aiight. The flavor found similar stuff.. toasty, generic black malts, a touch of nutty/herbal character, and vanilla at the core, with light herbal bitterness and black roast around.. finished sweet with touches of rye bread and a hit of coffee. Lighter-bodied with adequate carbonation on the palate.. roasty and a bit generic, but it was decently-constructed, and it was a smooth drinker.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@chriso. Deep ruby colour, big fluffy beige head. Aroma is oatmeal, mild roast, some liquorice and mild toffeeish and malty notes. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some slight raisins and mild ashes.
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out an almost black brew with a colossal light brown cap that left a total disaster in my glass. Mild roast aroma, light oatmeal, milk, dry, nothing else. Another straight forward beer by hawkshead but this time is not as good. Simple yet lacking. Some oatmeal, actually more than that, kind of rich and dry, creamy taste, mellow roast and a light nondescript fruit. Finishes smooth and quiet. Not bad but I’ll take the Brodie’s Prime over this any day.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Very dark brown beer, just about clear. Softish dry palate. Very lightly smoky malt. Smooth if a bit dry. More Porter than Stout. Tasty but light.
canuck_j (70) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
AROMA:some fruitiness with roast malt and candy sugar on the nose
APPEARANCE: Black with a creamy tan head that fades fast. Good lacing
TASTE:Big roasty malt flavour with a sweet taste at the tend reminiscent of candied fruit.
PALATE: full bodied with a creamy slickness.soft carbonation, astringent roast malt finish.
OVERALL: a big stout with a fair amount of complexity, yet still stops a bit short of greatness. Very good.
reebtogi (4144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a finger and a half of creamy light brown head which left some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts and a bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malt bitterness and chocolate and coffee with a bit of hops thrown in the mix. A very tasty stout, smooth and easy to drink.