bhensonb (11391) - 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 (3444) - 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 (3808) - - 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 (999) - 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 (4695) - 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.
IrishBoy (3872) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of oats, chcolate, and light roastiness. Clear dark brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is peppery, chocolate, and roasted malt.
nickd717 (3564) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L swingtop bottle thanks to Arbitrator on BA. Pours darkest brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma is nice and roasty with a little rubberiness and some chocolate. Flavor is roast, rubber, and chocolate with mild sweetness and slight hops. Medium-bodied and fairly dry on the palate. Pretty solid stout overall.
mcberko (6887) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, oats and some coffee notes. Flavour of smooth roasted malt and oats - pretty one-dimensional, but still well-made.
after4ever (6239) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1000, capped, swingtop. Schmancy bottle. Pours black with a dense, creamy, surging dark tan head that really sticks around, despite leaving essentially no lace. Milk chocolatey nose with a slight hint of tin, along with some chalk. Appealing, but smells a little stale, like maybe it smelled even better a few weeks ago. Perhaps. Creamy, silky, soft medium body with soft carb. Very gentle and easy drinking. Roasty, chocolatey mid palate with a little tiny coffee tang. Not a wildly inventive oatmeal stout, but solid and certainly beautifully presented. Essentially has no serious production flaws, drinks well, and shows tons of flavor for the abv. Hard to give it "only" 3.5, hard to go higher, too. Might have to continue the research on this one; it’s a session stout for sure anyway.