rwgould (325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a sampler glass at the brewery. Aroma: nuts, malt. Appearance: black, frothy head. Palate: smooth, full bodied. Taste: kind of bland, hints of nuts. mildly sweet, not bitter at all. It’s okay.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Very dark brown color, with nice red beams near the edges; creamy head; nice lace. Breadish aroma, and some roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor with character; late, light liquorice; correct bitterness. Overall balanced. Very good.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle. Poured cola brown with a short, fluffy tan head.. looked good in the glass. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate and biscuit malts, with hints of vanilla.. just a little earthiness on the back.. sweet and welcoming. The flavor found milky chocolates, vanilla, and a pinch of molasses, with tangy malt character around.. sweet oats were more pronounced on the back-end.. nothing un-enjoyable there. Lighter-bodied and sweet on the palate.. balance was solid, and this was easy-drinkin’. No problems taking down the 1L.
JoeZasada (281) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L flip-top bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of molasses. Taste: Roast malt, notes of toast, toffee. Some hop bitterness, a bit earthy. Finishes with an earth bitterness. Full-bodied. A pretty good stout.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L swingtop from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours black with a foamy dark tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and perhaps treacle. Med body; foamy carb. It’ got gritty burnt malt, sweetish chocolate and decent coffee. Not getting treacle. Finishes dry. Drinks pretty well. Reminds me of what a regular stout can taste like.
nautwerks (3) - , Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a 1l bottle at Haggen’s in Mt. Vernon, WA. On pour nice beige head and a stellar aroma. Roasty, toasted notes, smelled outstanding. Taste was roasty but lacking that robust mouthfeel that I crave in an Oatmeal Stout however it was not an unpleasant beer in the slightest. Thinner than I expected, less mouthfeel but nonetheless I had no quams about draining the whole bottle!
Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich aroma is smoky with tones of quality coffee and molasses and just a hint of burnt caramel, somewhat sweet but not cloying. It pours an oily sable that is nearly opaque but does let a little light get through at the edges. Light tan head is thick, fine-bubbled and frothy, and sticks around for a while. Flavor, unfortunately, does not quite live up to the promise of the aroma. Although it has good tones of roast coffee, unsweet chocolate and molasses, as well as a hint of hops, it is a bit on the thin side. Texture is fairly fizzy and a little watery. Overall, though, this is a decent beer.
SSSteve (3637) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 liter bottle. black with a frothy, creamy beige head. aroma of milk chocolate, creamed coffee, maple. surprisingly light bodied. creamed coffee flavors. mildly bitter and ashy. not sweet.
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Colour: Dark of course, medium-low yellow tinted head. Nose: raw beef, mochacino, burnt toast, oatmeal. Taste: light sour and burnt notes with a medium bitter dominance late. Aftertaste has traces of celery and coffee grounds. Really not as thick and heavy as I personally would have liked.
presario (4525) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L bottle. Black with light head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Nice flavour coffeeish with roast notes and a bit of sourness. Not bad in chili either.