SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours solid black with faint red hues and a small brown head. Smells like dark malts, faint oatiness, and sweet alcohol. Tastes like faint chocolate, a little like cereal (in a nice stout way), and and subtle alcohol notes. Full-bodied with a rich, roasted texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Independence Brewiong Convict Hill Imperial Oatmeal Stout finishes smooth and creamy with a slight alcohol tingle.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours thick and dark, good head and good lacing. Excellent Stout, sweet strong roast. Some chocolate, some slighter coffee, tastes concentrated. Most excellent proud bold flavor. A great Imperial stout.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… this beer rocks!… Pours tar black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Great retention. The aroma is a medley of toasted tree nuts alongside huge, rich mocha and a whisper of vanilla. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Roasty, toasty and mildly bitter. Deeply roasted finish. Excellent oatmeal stout. Kudos to ericandersnavy for shipping this world class beer to me!
drsordr (570) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted chocolate nose. Black opaque color. Smooth velvet mouthfeel. Roast chocolate malt. Very balanced. Excellent
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted coffee notes pleasantly permeated my nostrils, accompanied by a lingering alcohol presence. Black with amber halo when held up to the light. Cream-colored head dissipates rapidly after the pour. Medium sweet taste that is accompanied by bitter notes. Pleasant medium body with an oily texture. 0% carbonation. Bitter sweet, well balanced finish. Not my favorite oatmeal stout, but pleasant nonetheless.
PeterMon (10) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer. Very strong however. Poured into a snifter from bottle. Smells good but I am having trouble describing it. It is very dark with a dark tan, slim head. The taste is empowering. It has a strong, almost coffee taste to it. Good carbonation.
A really good beer brewed close to my hometown. I am definitely going to enjoy this one slow though!
DoctorB2B (13) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An extra in a trade: In terms of Oatmeal Stouts, this one is big and ballsy. The appearance is beautiful ... pitch black with mocha brown head ... taste is big as well .. surprise! Quite a large hop presence followed by the smooth pillowy texture to be expected by this style. Pleasantly surprised!
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, I love this stout. Probably one the best in the state. Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma. Dark color that you can’t see through like a straight cup of coffee. Small maple head. Flavors are burnt toast, coffee and some bitter chocolate. Oily mouthfeel that coats your mouth. Well balanced with a nice alcohol undertone. Not all that easy to get yet, so pick one up if you see it.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours black like a criminal’s heart with an aroma of fat, round chocolate bits swimming in coffee. Flavor is smooth and silky chocolate cocoa with coconut coffee and a slightly smoky finish. Velvety and thick mouthfeel. Wow. Great beer!
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was like when i last had sex.. i looked forward to it before, i enjoyed the experience during, satisfied when it was over yet sad it was finished, and i spent time in jail afterwards for sex with a minor- hence, Convict Hill....