motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
strong coffee aroma, dark, with plenty of burnt and bitter coffee flavours and some whipped cream sweetness. very pleasant
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
08.11.04 12oz bottle. Totally black, big brown head, thick lace. Seriously roasty, malty, and smokey aromas. Some nut, too. Thick, rich body. Big presence of roasy malts. Bitting on finish. Coffee flavors on the afterthought/aftertaste. Coffee acidity on finish as well, a pleasant bite! Quite delicious brew, a great find.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light bodied brew. No real dominant flavor. A little watery. Average at best.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
thin, lightly malty, toasty, slightly sweet, nice, drinkable, but not spectacular
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good oatmeal stout, Thanks Oldgrowth. Aroma is sweet like molasses and coffee. The sweetness dominates. It is pitch black, with a small brown head. Flavor is a mix of sweetness with a slight bite. Full bodied for the style. Bitterness nudges out the sweetness in the finish.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2005 Pours dark dark brown with a brown/tan head. Typical oatmeal stout with the taste. Malty, chocolate, coffee. Good stuff. Medium body. Decent hops too.
sfontain (770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours absolutely opaque with a smallish dark brown head. Very roasty coffee aroma. Flavor is super-malty, heavily coffee, and some chocolate, with that sharp sweetness from the oats, and a very solid bitterness in the finish. Good, but a little too sweet for my tastes. Mouthfeel is rich and unexceptional. Overall, very solid, but not among my favorite stouts.
bmadden (3) - Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 Bottle. From the fantastic aroma and lovely thick head, to the jet black pour, this beer is a delight to the senses. Until you drink it; then it delights again. The sweet oats; the round mouthfeel; and the bright hoppy finish make this beer one of my favourites!
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a tenebrous, nearly black color with a medium thick light brown head. Head retention is not great and the lacing is good. The aroma is very roasty coffee and grain. Rich and satisfyingly tasty, with a pleasing blend of coffee, malt, and chocolate. There is an underlying faint sweetness throughout as well. The deceptively bitter finish kind of worms its way in. The hops are enough to keep this beer very drinkable. Overall I enjoyed this one.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a puffy brown head. Coffee and bitter chocolate are dominant in both smell and taste, with piney hops giving some accent to the nose and some boldness to the taste. This one reminds me of Smuttynose Robust Porter.