jefcon (1202) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This oatmeal porter has everything; it is grainy, bready, chocolaty, intense with coffee, and very drinkable. Nice bittering finish.
atlrizzob (83) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a faint head. Smell is chocolate, A robust roasty flavour with light chocolate and hop characters, Not a bad porter. I had good judgement buying this beer.
Hopswagger (21) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a carbonated opaque dark mahogany with a fast fading tan head. Marshy air bubbles are left behind on the glass edge.
S: Aroma is sour dough, smelly sneakers, roasted oatmeal, figs, sugar sprinkled prunes, brown sugar, cumin and salted crackers.
T/M: Bitter prunes, molasses covered oats, burnt brown sugar/caramel and finishes dry with stale coffee and dark chocolate. Carbonation is quite assertive in the medium body.
O: The first time I had this on tap I really enjoyed it and wanted to try but again. Itís just as good as the first time. Really great roasty malt with sugar and bitterness to round out a nice oatmeal porter. This is my first oatmeal porter but Iím eager to enjoy more. Cheers!
Emeister84 (430) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Aromas of black earth, dark chocolate, roasted grain, and some floral hops. Almost black with dark ruby highlights, head is rocky and khaki-colored, and almost fully lasting. Dry, roasty, with notes of dark chocolate and fresh coffee beans, and well balanced by earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, with average carbonation and a roasty, earthy finish.
Joelly3d (22) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is very faint. The malts are a bit too bitter for me, sour almost. I am a big fan of oatmeal stouts and smokey porters. Unfortunately this didn't taste like it met either of those. I couldn't taste the chocolate flavors described and the hops seem to be lost in the sourness. Perhaps this is better when it is fresher, or on tap... I had a bottle.
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rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very deep brown. Light sweetness to this porter. Rich and flavorful. Pretty decent.
Nekronos (3169) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice but not so rich in flavour. VEry aromatic and smooth rather than very thick was.
DrSilverworm (2678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear dark brown color. Good thin off-white head. Good lace. Nice smooth lighter carbonation. Satisfyingly big body, especially for a porter of this ABV, itís got a nice texture. Not so thick as to be in stout-town, but satisfyingly thick. No lingering viscosity, though. Nice aroma... Solid amount of oatmeal, some light chocolate... Good sweetness, but not at all cloying. Solid bitterness.This is a fine oatmeal porter. Better than expected.
edgallow (1075) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, resin and chocolate. Taste is the malt, chocolate and a nice hint of bitterness.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The flavor is big on coffee and chocolate. There is a great malty profile that is right on the verge of bitter, but doesnít quite cross that line. The hops are more pronounced in the flavor than in the aroma. The oatmeal gives it a silky mouthfeel and medium body. Quite complex and rather enjoyable.
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a watery translucent mahogany amber with some clumpy, white head. Nose is lightly sweet, light bread, a little vanilla, oats. Flavor is malty, sweet, vanilla, bread, toast, chocolate, brown sugar. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Sweet finish.