mrhopsbeertalk (137) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stealthy is the best way I can think to describe this beer. The aroma is mild cocoa and little else. The flavor is also mild cocoa with some roasted malt notes. Med to lighter body for a stout. Clean light finish with some citrus probably from the hops. Generally very understated in all dimensions which makes me consider... what if this were a cocoa IPA. Amp up the bitterness a bit and crispen up the mouthfeel you’re there.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth tasting stout... Very drinkable with a hint of cocoa... Nice brew... Very drinkable
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BroSpud (1690) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Nice looking brew. Coffee and chocolate notes. Somewhat thin palate for the style. Good for the price but nothing spectacular here.
chpr10j (3) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looked good, but that’s it. Taste was very disappointing. Wasn’t expecting to be totally overwhelmed knowing their beers, but an Oatmeal Stout should have some flavor.
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased @ Ryan and Casey’s Liquors, Greenfield, MA. Tulip shows a deep pitch black with a thin tan head. Light retention. Nose is exclusively chocolate. Medium body with a mild watery texture. The flavor is rather rich, with a nice balance of sweet and roasted malts, chocolate powder and a hint of oatmeal. Finish is mostly drying. Nice sweet stout.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with friends on Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Pours clear brown with a creamy, beige head. Subtle roast nose with hints of cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some milky dark chocolate, mild earth, hints of semi-dark fruits. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Modest roasted malts in the finish, some warm chocolate, very light toasty earth bitterness, subtle warmth. Pretty decent brew. Nice, restrained chocolate character.
DuffLover (91) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Merry Christmas - this was a gift. Not bad - tastes more like a porter than a chocolate oatmeal stout, but I would drinnk it again.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from the Lefty’s tasting. Pours a nice black chocolate color, aromas are rich for the style. Super smooth and tasty, the chocolate is pronounced, but a bitter chocolate and the oatmeal portion makes it very easy to drink. Best one from Lefty’s so far.
altonbrownd (3702) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kimballs. Dark brown body with medium head. Nose of oatmeal, roasty malts and chocolate. Taste is a bit sweet with malts and plenty of oatmeal taste. Also notes of chocolate. Pretty good.
IPADad (4) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An outstanding version of a difficult brew. Not overwhelmingly chocolaty, bold but not cloying.