Darkmagus82 (2218) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-7-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a very deep brown color with a huge tan head. When held to the light, ruby streaks can be seen shinning through the brew. The thick billowy head fades rather slowly eventually dropping down and leaving a great level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is a good dose of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. Mixed with these are light caramel smell and the littlest bit of earthy hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and very light chocolate flavor. As the taste advances the sweeter chocolate flavor dwindles in strength. At the end, a light earthy hop bitterness comes to the tongue and with the loss of the sweet chocolate leaves a roasty and dry flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The lower carbonation is good for the flavors, but a bit of the thicker body would have been good for all the roasty and the lighter hop flavors.
Overall – It had a really nice look and smell, but the taste was a little too dry and simple with a mouthfeel that could use some more thickness. While not bad it is a brew I wouldn’t go to on occasion.
Bulk_Carrier (3474) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking black colored body with a decent one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated in about a minute. There was some light foamy lacing trying to cling but it slid for the most part.
The smell had a robust and dry flavored roasty coffee to chocolate aroma with a slight toasted effect to it.
The taste was bitter and sweet. It was bitter through the coffee notes but sweet through the chocolate.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body, perhaps closer to the medium side with a fairly decent sessionability. The carbonation seemed right on for the style and to me. There’s a nice bitterness running over my tongue in a non-assaulting manner.
Overall, I liked this porter, but I didn’t get much of any sort of "oatmeal" aspect about it.
Lutz2jm (245) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth beer. Pours dark dark dark. This beer gets better the warmer it gets. Roasted/ toasted notes are delicious. Great porter!
lightbias (438) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark chocolate pour with a soft, light amber head reeks of chocolate, fruits and roasted coffee. What a fantastic combination of flavors! Lightly bitter and slightly salty, this oatmeal porter has a wonderful smooth feel and almost no aftertaste at all. It’s almost as if you are having that first delightful swallow over and over again! Highly recommended!
jandd1983 (3710) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the brewery. It poured a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, dark fruits and sweet malts. The taste was slightly bitter, with roast, chocolate and toffee.
mike5326 (1542) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Hazy light brown color, excellent lasting creamy light brown head. Light malt and mild roasted coffee aroma. Moderate sweet, bitter and salty flavor with a medium body.
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Luvystypotables (1524) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A great looking beer, with a large light brown head with full lacing. Aroma o f malt, molasses and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate and malt slightly bitter. A short lasting watery, chalky finish.
DearBeer2013 (94) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice balance of malts and hops. Practically no aftertaste. Good tasting beer.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours vert dark brown/ black with a khaki head. Aroma is toffee, coffee, cereal grain, slight citrus. Flavor follows suit. Silky smooth texture, medium body. Very good beer.
sturmthis (1081) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with beige head. Molasses and vanilla aroma. Tastes the same. Not bad.