JMStringer (15) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what do you mean no hops? Actually quite pleasant. Subtle choc and coffee aromas. A nice stout. Really opened up once at room temp - cereals and slight roast coming through. Lower alcohol than recent stouts - nice to have a beer showcasing the malt side only.
hawthorne00 (2410) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of bitter oranges, ash, coffee, dark fudge, some berries. Really luscious oaty texture, lowish carbonation. Sweet fudge and mocha, strong singed flavours, some oily citrus. Bitter chocolate finish. Intense flavours for 6%. Assertive burnt and ashy flavours but enough sweetness and lovely smooth texture make it work for me.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
head fizzles a bit as seems to be the way with oatmeal stouts. nice mixture of licorice, toast and some grass in aroma, but not overly aromatic. plenty of flavour - round and chocolatey and sweet at first and then quite hoppy and bitter - clashes with everything before - grapefruit hops and roast malts AGAIN... somebody stop brewers putting citric hops in stouts please.
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at TimE’s place - Tokyo Tasting. Pitch black - offwhite head. Burned, lots of burned malts, light sweetness, licorice, coffee, ok hoppy, some bitterness - hops and burned malts, carcoal. Lovely.
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black beer with a dark coffee head. Very smooth mouthfeel, with strong cacao / coffee flavours and lots of burnt caramel. A bitterness that balances the sweetness very well, like quality dark chocolate. Outstandingly drinkable for such a strong flavoured beer.
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite tasty although not the best oatmeal stout that I have ever tasted. Probably wouldn’t get it again because I think there are better oatmeal stouts out there.
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome drinkability on this one. Smooth as you like, long lingering finish. Well put together and one of the better stouts out there.
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, tasty, oaty sweet, roasty. Aroma is good, roasty, some vanilla sweetness. Taste is good. Light bitterness. Very easy to drink.
jinroh (341) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big black beer with a massive beige head. Aroma is relatively hoppy, spicy, fruity and velvety. Taste has also something soft going on, maybe coming from oatmeal. Strong roasted flavours that are nicely balanced with malt backbone and fragrant hops.
TimE (3146) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Very big oatmeal and roasted malt nose. A bit sweet. Medium body, chocolate cookies with lots of oatmeal. Very smooth body. Really well balanced and very enjoyable. Long lingering chocolate and oatmeal finish with moderate bitter finish.