baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2003 A little lighter colored than most with a rather large off white head. Semi-translucent. Roasted malt aroma with a moderate infusion of floral hop character. Bit of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Semi-sweet with a roasty finish. No backbone on this one. Good.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh this beer was excellent! Rich, creamy - very creamy - and just a great, well-balanced sweet stout. Very chocolatey and coffee-like...and some oatmeal too. I can't wait to get back to Heartland's for this one.
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque appearance, but the head looks like soap suds. This reduces to a nice lacing, though. Oatmeal and roasted malts in the aroma. Flavor is heavy with chocolate and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Lingering coffee in the finish with a slight hop bite. A fine specimen.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn near perfection for an oatmeal stout. Definitely my favorite of this style. Excellent, full bodied, roasted malt flavors. I could drink this like a session beer. It's worth the trip to NYC - from just about anywhere if stout is a style you enjoy.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great appearence with a good roasty aroma and a creamy mouthfeel. Almost like a desert beer but I could drink this anytime of the day. If you are ever in NY, stop by Heartland to try this.
hopscotch (9065) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 The aroma is full of roasted nuts, cappacino and dark chocolate.
A sparkling clear ruby hue with a large, creamy, khaki colored head. Mostly lasting with incredible lacing. The person doing dishes at Heartland must need a putty knife to get that lacing off the glasses.
Wonderfully malty and smooth with bursts of milk chocolate and creamy coffee up front. Balanced nicely with an adequate hop presence on the backside. Hints of herbs and cinnamon.
Soft carbonation. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Short, dry, lightly bitter and grassy finish. Very good stout.
pivo (2558) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh burnt grain nose, black color and a tall head from a nitro tap. Crisp espresso bitterness. Very, very roasted tastes. Medium body, could be fuller. Good brew, but a top 50 beer? hmmm...
YogiBeera (2466) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t understand why the other brews of this brewery are so average like, but this brew really makes the trip worthy. Coffee, pure coffee beans, toasted. Black body, brussels lace. Coffee, malt and chocolate overwhelming flavor. Nice long coffee finish. yumm "Estremly roasted" pivo. He, I love coffee, instead of drinking six pots of coffee every day, I could drink this instead, no shit!
Aurelius (4110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 Lots of dark roasted grain in the nose. Deep, deep clear ruby brown. Hazelnut, coffee, cocoa flavor. Creamy, but somehow watery palate. No oat twang. Rerate 4/23/03:Very good, but not truly a Top 20 beer...
obxdude10 (2031) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent stout, great soft that followed the beer all the way down the glass, lots of roasted flavors, also seemed a bit on the sour side, very good, very drinkable stout