mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Real Strong. Almost imperial to me. Great bitterness and very dry. bitter chocolate and coffee. In the background is a slight licorice flavor. Very good.
CampesinoTino (716) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee and roasted malts. Appearance is charcoal black with an inch of thick, creamy brown head. Retains excellent lacing around the glass. Taste matches the aroma and begins with strong roast malt and coffee flavors along with dark chocolate, roasted nuts and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with low-to-medium carbonation. Finish is dry and roasty with a strong bitter aftertaste. Definitely more of a Dry Stout than an Oatmeal Stout as the overall flavor is intensely roasty and bitter. Dark chocolate and espresso lovers should enjoy this one.
Aquilo (518) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malts, coffee, a bit of chocolate. Thereís some sour funk in there that I canít quite identify. Flavor is a very robust, yet smooth and mild bitterness. Strong coffee aftertaste. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Itís good, but I disagree that it is the "best oatmeal stout in the world."
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a jet black with an almost nonexistent off-white head. Nose is somewhat weak - sweet with some lighter malts and black cherries. Taste is smooth and sweet. Very drinkable but a bit one-note compared to other oatmeal stouts. The finish is medium-length, sweet, and fruity. If there was such a thing as a cherry and malt pie, I think it would taste like this. Overall a good, if simple, beer. Would be nice to have after a meal.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 Roasted chocolate malt abounds. Thereís excellent sweetness and some floral notes that may be the appearance of some hops. Chocolatey, roasty and sweet, the beer combines these elements excellently. Creamy feel.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I canít help it. Itís very lonely in here. Ergo, I havenít been with anyone in a very long time, not counting myself. Or this chair. I call her Linda.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black abyss with an off white head. Roast y bitter birch, light licorice. Thin and watery with a light roasted burnt coffee finish. Hints of chocolate bitter and burnt to round it out. Decent.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured very black, smooth, roasted malts, chocolate, smokey, oats, little caramel, little coffee.
fidelis83 (1796) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tall mocha head that has great retention and leavs sparse lacing. Aroma is roast, oatmeal cookies, dark chocolate, stale coffee, caramel and toffee, maybe a little too much butter in that toffee. Flavor is roast, toasty oatmeal granola, light coffee, chocolate, herbal hops, and sweet, buttery toffee. Finish is roast, a little char, day old coffee and a roiasty, char, toffee fade. Good stuff but the toffee notes are a bit much for me to call it great.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Black with a creamy brown head. Chocolate and dark roasted coffee aroma and taste with oats in the finish.