JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Karl Strauss in Costa mesa. Dark brown, creamy white head, the body tasted like it was on nitro, but they said it wasn’t. some toastiness in the flavor
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Karl Strauss. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head, little lacing. Nose and flavor held your basic stout qualities....toasted malts, light hops, crisp finish.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at downtown location: Poured with a miniature topping of head while a dark tinted brown sat in the glass with little commotion. Sweet base of malt and cocoa was apparent through the nose but not enough to increase my appetite to take a sip. The flavor was extremely sweet with cheap off brand chocolate like flavors and a distant roasted malt profile. So glad I didn’t buy a growler of this because it was average with no stand out uniqueness to it.
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at CityWalk in Universal City.
Reddish brown, light tan, creamy head. Nutty nose, heavy roasted notes too. Palate is a bit like a peanut-chocolate candy bar. A bit light for an oatmeal stout but good.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured dark brown with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor, a little watery with a quick finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, roast, vanilla, cream aroma. Full black with a thick tan head. Lots of roast, chocolate, coffee, sweet cream, vanilla and fairly strong hopping. Not bad at all.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at karl strauss in carlsbad. bone dry, charcoaly-coffee taste. almost wooden tasting, very similar to guinness.
dwyerpg (4830) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has too much coffee throughout for me. But, it is smooth and not too dry or sweet, so it’s passable.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Karls SV. Pours creamy dark brown with a diminishing tan head. Smooth and easy to drink with a slightly bitter malt flavor that smooths out at the finish.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Black with a small white creamy head. Watery paalte. Chocolate slightly roasty taste with an oatmeal finish.