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 (2136) - 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 (5535) - 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.
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with a thin tan head. Malty and sweet aroma with a bit of roastiness. Sweet and roasty malt flavor, but it’s a bit thin.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with a thin brown head, this beer is thin on the palate. The flavor is roasty up front with a slightly some dryness and tanginess on the finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Sless’s Stimulating Stout
Date: July 08, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: lightly sweet roasted malt aroma
Body: thn body
Flavor: sweet and fruity malt flavor, dark roast, dark chocolate, caramel sweetness
Overall: several great characters with no blending
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. LIkely a gift from Marcus. Pours quite black with a large foamy tan head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, with some dark toasted malt and coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Lots of toast and coffee in the flavor. Chocolate follows along. Nicely bitter. Excellent drink.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Bomber. Black body, opaque, topped with a 2-finger brown head that becomes a thin ring, no lace. Dark fruit, lots of molasses, oats, alcohol vapors, hints of chocolate. Medium body. Drinks like a beer on its second day from a growler. Flavor of barley, oats, molasses, dark fruits, some light roastiness and alcohol vapor on the back end. Chocolate notes. Lots of nuttiness. Nice, very drinkable. Bit heavy on the dark malts, but nicely so.
robertjm (786) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tasting notes 03/13/09) Less head than their porter. More roasty than porter. Black in color. Definately feel the oats in the mouthfeel. No aroma. Bitterness lingers on palate a bit longer than would expect for an oatmeal stout.