Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is toasted barley, oats, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee with cream, and a little pepper. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted grains. The oatmeal is there as well as some creamy flavors. Mouthfeel is velvety. This is a really good beer.
Beerathon (781) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, chocolate, bitter, full mouth feel, big and black with mocha colored head that clings to the glass. Good stuff.
gerbewa (165) - - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Holmes. Good aroma of coffee and toffee toasted malts. Mouth feel is good strong back bone tastes like it smells. Good stout!
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
warhawk91 (143) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. draft at The Big E in West Springfield MA. Pour is black with a thin khaki head. Smell is roasted nuts, espresso, bakers chocolate, hops. Taste is espresso, chocolate and hops. Good classic stout mouth feel.
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Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravicask, American Bar at GBBF 2013. Deep, dark brown body. Diminishing light brown head. Inviting aroma of vanilla, bread, and cocoa powder. Vanilla chocolate taste joined by oats followed by a semi-dry, roasted malty ending. Fine bodied. One of my best American beers at the festival (London Olympia 14.08.2013).
Beese (638) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013.
Poured a thick black with medium, rocky tan head. Nutty aroma with roasted malt and liquorice. Flavours of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Palate is a little sharp, but with good lingering burnt toast and oak flavours.
ronaldtheriot (969) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout has a very thick, creamy, tan head, lots of thick lacing left behind on the glass, and a very dark (essentially, black) appearance. The aroma is of very sweet, dark-roasted, chocolatey, barley malt, with coffee notes. It smells a lot like a chocolate oatmeal cookie. The flavor is of rich, sweet, chocolate, dark coffee, heavy, but pleasant bitterness, oatmeal, and black bread. There is an acidic sourness, too. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy and slimy, and Ipswich Oatmeal Stout finishes semi-dry, sweet, and drinkable. The alcohol is simply not picked up with this one. Overall, this is an outstanding beer!
ROBC3366 (197) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted coffee aroma with a creamy chocolate coffee taste. Wasnt my favorite but definitely worth a try.
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evergreen0199 (1627) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Chocolate, coffee, dark fruit aroma. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, rich and smooth drinking. Very nice stout.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Black beer with a small but lasting beige/brownish head. Licorice aroma, coffee, dark chocolate, fruity notes, caramel, vanilla notes. Coffee and licorice aroma, fruity notes, caramel, roasted, some dark chocolate, some woody earthy notes. Decent body, roasted chocolate and coffee finish.