brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a dark brown with some dark red/ruby highlights and a thin off-white head.
S: Smells really charred and ashy. A slight acidity, but there is a nice creamy chocolate/cocoa aroma underneath it. Nice roasted malt and some coffee or maybe coffee grounds.
T: Quite bitter with a lot of acidity and plenty of ash and acrid coffee notes. Lots of roasted malt flavor, maybe a little bit of dark fruit notes. I donít really get much, if any chocolate or oatmeal out of this.
M: The body is on the thin side with a medium carbonation.
D: The lack of oatmeal character in this beer was quite disappointing. It really lacked the usual smooth and full mouthfeel that oatmeal provides.
Oakes (14094) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark burgundy; thin but creamy-looking head; fruity aroma (cherry, raisin) w/ touch of roast. The oatmeal is immediately evident in the creamy body, though a soft carbonation also contributes. Oaty, fruity (cherry), lightly roasty flavour. Fairly sweet, a little bit fatty in the finish (typical oatmeal characteristic). Very drinkable - a cross between an old-school porter and an oatmeal stout.
chrisv10 (13825) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample. Dark brown with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, dry and chocolate.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber brown with not much head. Aroma is "celery". Not quite medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is "celery" with some mild toasted malt. Itís not offensive, but itís not all that strong anything. Pleasant. Does leave some burnt bitter aspects in the mouth. If thereís chocolate, itís low key.
Tmoney99 (12744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taco Mac, TN. Pours black color with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee nutty aroma. Medium body. Balanced roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of an average duration. Drinkable porter.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, light roasty. Taste is pretty much the same with some coffee added. Finish is light coffee bitter. Creamy medium body. Very nice beer.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and fruit. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate chip cookie dough.
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, earthiness, light charcoal and light carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of earthiness, dark chocolate, light roastiness and a hint of vanilla with a smooth dry malty finish.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A reddish dark brown porter with a thick brown head. An herbal and funky chocolate and funky aroma, wild herbal coffee notes. In mouth, a bitter chocolate malt with grassy notes, medium bodied. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-coffee. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/faint coffee, secondary faint hops.