phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cappy’s during the Jackie O’s tap takeover, served in a flight. Pours a deep, nearly opaque brown with a small tan head that settles into a ring, island of film, and ropes of lace. It has a damp, sweaty aroma, while the flavor is more bitter. Roasted and toasted malts, tobacco, earth, dark chocolate, oat sweetness, rye spice, and pine. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, rich, roasty mouthfeel. Well balanced on the palate despite having so much going on.
alexsdad06 (8239) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s though I had this before somewhere in my backlog. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted and light sweet malts, dark chocolate, resiny and earthy hops, solid bitterness, good oatmeal mouth feel, solid.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Jackie-Os, served in a pint glass. Black color, awesome thick foamy persisting light brown head, nice solid rings of lace. This is an amazing beer, India Oatmeal Rye Stout... What an awesome combination, that’s all the good stuff! The flavors blend perfectly with each other, and compliment themselves very nicely. Insanely drinkable, great smooth texture, light carbonation, very crisp overall. I hope I’ll get a chance to try the bacon version soon..
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old backlog from August 2010. Dark pour with a thick beige head. Aroma is toffee, roast, and resinous hops. Flavor follows suite. Enjoyed the bacon variation a little more
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewpub. Pours Very dark brown with nice tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate, bit of citrus, and touch coffee. Flavors of burnt malts, bitter chocolate, some very light rye, no citrus but there is a bit of hop bitterness. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation even after a loose growler cap and sitting in the fridge for a week. Is it as "india" or "rye" as I was hoping for? No, but it is extremely drinkable and very nice stout overall. If I didn’t have work tomorrow i would drink the whole growler.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Jackie-O’s, Athens OH on 11 March 2010. Very dark brown colour. Good earthy, roasty character. Some smoke. Moderate hoppiness. Not actually much sweetness in evidence. One of the less distinctive (read outrageous) but more drinkable beers on offer on this visit.
Beerman6686 (6051) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, light chocolate and some bittering and citrus hops. Flavor was a good balnce between the roasted and sweetness of the dark malt and the nice hop additions. Decent.
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Jackie O’s. I loved the bacon version when I had it, so I was really looking forward to this one. Pours black with a medium tan head. Roasty aroma with lots of chocolate and some piney hops. Flavor starts with some robust roasty and bready character and chocolate before piney hops take over all the way to the finish. Impressive.
kramer (5735) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG 2010. Pours a dark inky black body with a small frothy light brown head. The nose is an interesting mix of roast, sweet chocolate, rye bread, and moderate hops. The flavor is a little over roasted, but I’m not sure if that might just be the rye making it taste that way or not. A little spicy and husky with some coffee and slightly harsh fresh hops. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a nice length to the finish. Pretty decent. I’d try it again.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG 2010. Pours a deep burnt amber- near brownish black but on the light side- thin head. Aroma is nutty, harsh roast, slight sweet herbal chocolate with some minty hoppiness. Flavor is sugary lacto sweet, chocolate harsh roast, a bit astringent, rye earthy spicyness, and a burnt finish. A mix of burnt, roast, chocolate, mint and sweet- strange but not bad actually.