Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. draft. Roasty, sweet aroma, coffeeish and sweet with notes of milky chocolate, toffee and lightly burnt grains. Opaque brown-black color, head is light tan and slight, leaving fine lacing behind. Flavor is fairly well balanced between the sweetness and the more roasty aspects, more milky sweetness and coffee with plenty of chocolate in between and seeing a malty-driven bitterness enter towards the finish, blending with a mild spicy hop flavor. Moderately effervescent and thin on the palate, body is medium. Pretty tasty.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at GABF 2008 as Gella’s Oatmeal Stout.
Hazy dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee, roasted oat and chocolate.
Roasted flavour of oat, chocolate and coffee.
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really, really enjoyed this one. Very dense black color with a creamy tan head. Pleasant sweet coffee/chocolate aroma. Flavor very intense and somewhat dry at first but as it warms sweeter caramel flavors start to seep in amidst the bitter chocolate and coffee. Nice full-bodied mouthfeel and a long-lasting aftertaste. Not worth driving 2 1/2 hours for on a regular basis but I’ll definitely be picking this up again next time I’m in Hays.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler @ brewpub. Pours with a thick murky head that just wont go away, khaki colored. Aroma is roast and a hint of sweet prune. Taste has just the right amount of sweet prune mixed with light roast and coffee. Very easy drinking with a lightly ashy aftertaste.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Hays, Kansas. Cloudy, dark brown pour with a thick tan head, a sweet milky coffee nose, flavor is maple, brown sugar, coffee, bitter chocolate, and scotch. Incredible.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty solid stout. Roasted coffee nose, with some hints of caramel and chocolate, even a light hint of dark fruits. Smooth on the palate, with some notes of burnt cocoa here and there, some light hop bitterness plays through in the finish. Nice.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite of the lot of 8. Great roasty toasty aroma, bits of dark cocoa and burnt business. Color is a darker brown, see through on the edges. Dark malt, toasted malt, and burnt chocolate make up the flavor, all while somehow keeping a nice sweet malt profile as well. Oats are definitely present through and LINGER through the finish. Well done.
topherh (1898) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate. Taste was roasted coffee and a little hops in the finish. Very smooth from the oats I assume.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2008 Old rating On tap at brewpub, probably in March í06. Dark brown, nearly black color. Roasted barley and oatmeal aroma, some 70% chocolate. Roasty, somewhat sweet taste. Nice, thick & chewy, mouthfeel. Some bitterness at the end and a touch of earthy hops flavor. Roasty lingering finish.
This rating is from March í08. On tap as well, didnít remember I had rated it. Roasty nose, light caramel & coffee. Nice mouthfeel, very oily. Roast, chocolate, coffee, and light earthy notes.
The palate was scored as a 4 on this rating (was originally scored a 3), so I will let my new score reflect that.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Parkville Microbrew Festival. Pours black with a dark beige head. Has a nice mild coffee-roasted aroma. Some great rich chocolate is in there as well. This is a FANTASTIC flavored stout- very milky with a big hopped-up finish. Iím loving all the beers from this new brewer! A stout this good is worth traveling to the middle of nowhere.