StefanSD (2321) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from pepsican. Pours an opaque black color with a fine brown head. The aroma is rich with burnt malts, barley and some coffee. The flavor is uncomplicated with biter coffee. The mouthfeel starts a bit thin but builds out to a smooth creamy conclusion. The finish is extra dry witha bit of lingering burnt malts.Overall: A very drinkable dry stout. Recommended.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra from pepsican, thanks man. Aroma was some chocolate and a hint of roast. Flavor was big sharp coffee, and some creaminess and chocolate. Eventually the bitter coffee took over though and covered up all the other flavors in the beer.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt coffee and malt nose. Full deep almost black pour. Nice full flavored malt profile with large coffee and hints of coco. A bit fizzy and but a pretty solid palate. I liked the bitter on this one so I gave it an extra overall point.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by goldtwins. Dark black-brown beer with a thick dark brown head. Aroma is very roasty and a little bit earthy. Nice rich bitter chocolate flavour. Lots of sweet oat flavour on the back along with a heavy roasty bitterness. An oatmeal stout in the vein of McAuslan, rather than other types I’ve had. Lightly charry on the back. I like it.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a black body with a small, wispy, khaki-colored head.
Smell: Dark malt aroma with notes of roast, grain, and chocolate. Maybe even a perceived hint of oatmeal floating around in there, too.
Taste: Dark malts with a dialed up burnt grain flavor which lends to a slight astringency throughout. Very subdued sweetness. Dry bittersweet chocolate, maybe, again, a vague oat component. Medium roasty, earthy bitterness which lasts till finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s okay! Not the most oatiest thing around, but as a standard stout, like I said, it’s ok.
Stine (1745) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly deep dark brown pour. Meaty, chalky, chocolate aroma. Cinnamon, and some harsh soaps. A mulchy earth quality warms it a little. Plastic like espresso ground astringency and withering tart fruit flavor. Thin, smooth palate; oats make an adequate effort to trim the sharpness that initially seems so imposing. A kick in the teeth of basic black patent bitterness. Dry flavorless finish. A very fundamental, average effort; no distinctiveness. Thanks Kyle!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of pepsican. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of dark malt, roast, some chocolate, hints of caramel and molasses. Tastes of bitter hops, pepper, some roast, watery, nutty. Too much bitterness and not enough malt character on this one.
JK (5624) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Black. heavily roasted malt with some popcorn and oatmeal. Hint of coffee. Mild palate, and smooth. Ordinary but not bad.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma with a light balancing roasted character,
Flavor: sweet dark chocolate and coffee flavor, touch of earthy bitterness melds with the coffee to keep it balanced,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an oily opaque with dark mahogany edges and a thin, stringy tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and roasted malts with some coffee notes. Body starts with decent fullness and sticky sweet dark malts with a good balance of bittering hops and roasty coffee before a drier, bittersweet finish. A pretty nice oatmeal stout.