raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 Maudite glass: Barely chilled to room temp: Thick pour is black,with a small,tan,head that settles to a small ring. Mainly roasty,malted milk ball,tar, aroma with a little hop backing. Not much there but strong. Smooth,thick,texture and a little fizzy. Starts roasty,with a little chocolate. Following is more roasty,chocolate,flavors but seem a bit empty really.Little metallic here and there. Though hoppy could use more. Finish is smokey,roasty,and grainy. While being a mouth coating beer,this does seem to have a kind of empty flavor except the huge roastiness which becomes a bit harsh after half a glass. I can say I don’t get a hint of alcohol which is usually a complaint of mine,and the oats seem to really soften this up. Get’s better as it opens up,and while being ok,this just seems like a plain, big, stout.
JBPortland (1152) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours viscous oily black brown with small finger of dark tan head. Nose has rich brownie and fudge, some licorice dark fruit and roast. Mouthfeel is big and thick, tons of dark bitter roasty fudge, light anise and vanilla, peanut, dark fruits. Finishes with sticky big bitter chocolate, roast, some sweetness. Big and bold, tasty stout.
hman43 (572) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. There is little head and the first pour, but it develops after the pour with lacing. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. It has a smooth, rich texture with flavors of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, and oats. The lively carbonation produces a tingling sensation with a bitter finish.
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 Deep strong and complex but still with real suppleness andinerality. Dense chocolate cake, smooth coffee and dark chocolate syrup with leather, some moist earth and a hint of oatmealy silkiness. Delicious and superbly built.
SeniorZozo (215) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superior beer. Big roast and some dark chocolate. Bitter finish. Pours black with OK head and lacing. A little syrupy. Bottle.
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with no noticeable head to speak of. Aroma is sweet cocoa, reminiscent of baked brownies with cinnamon, raisins and Cuban coffee. Wonderful chocolate and coffee dark malt flavor upfront. Obvious warming alcohol feel. Complex yet smooth. Like drinking cold Mexican Hot Chocolate with a big boozy jolt. The smoothness comes from the oats. The complexity comes from the magic of the ingredients and craft of the Hoppin’ Frog Brewers. Well done.
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poors a dark black with a foamy dark tan head. Smells and tastes of oatmeal and coffee. one of my favorite stouts
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with thick foamy dark brown head. Has a faint roasted malt and coffee aroma. Taste is powerful with chcolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, and dark alcohol. Lingering dark malt flavors that linger.
sturmthis (875) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, infused with vanilla. Black with almost no head. Coffee and vanilla bean aroma. Coffee, vanilla, dark fruit in the taste. Very nice and smooth.
MrHangover (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beer Temple. Pours a pitch black beer with a big tanned head on top. Aroma has a big roasted note, coffee, caramel and something earthy. Flavor is sweet and dense, very thick and malty with a slight boozy note. Loads of sweetness and sticky mouthfeel. Good stuff for sure.
tricksta_p (1880) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 aged version in may 2015. Aroma of roasted malts, lots of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, toffee, hint of dark fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth creamy finish. Very enjoyable, massive oatmeal and chocolate aroma.