BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with a large, foamy brown head that slowly collapses on itself. An opaque black body underneath with some sediment at the bottom of the glass. Aromas are roasty, caramel, diacetyl, coffee, iodine, and licorice. Flavors are of diacetyl, caramel, roast, vanilla, cola. Biscuit, coffee, a touch chalky and smokey in the finish. Pretty dry. Creamy to slightly lively carbonation. Medium dry, a bit chalky. Medium to full body.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a creamy, light brown head. Chocolate nose followed by even more chocolate in the mouth. Hints of acidity. Very good.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is nearly black with a towering mocha colored head that slowly dies down.
S: Quite chocolatey to begin with, offering up both dark and milk chocolate aromas. There’s a bit of a creaminess to the nose and a nice roasted malt note, with perhaps some burnt sugar.
T: Starts off with the roasted malt flavor. Some molasses and dark chocolate follow and coming through a little bit later is a sweeter, creamier, milk chocolate. Not too bitter, but there is some earthy hop flavor.
M: The body is maybe a little on the thin side and the carbonation is medium.
D: Not quite as rich as many oatmeal stouts, but still a pretty decent beer. Wouldn’t mind ticking this one on tap again.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Really nice looking stout, big and oily, heading straining over the top of the English pint glass. Really dreamy roasted malt nose, with a light chocolate fadeout and a hint of char somewhere in there. Fine thick mouthfeel, hits the spot. Really tastes more like a dry stout, especially with the chalky finish, but the creamy, chocolatey flavors are there in abundance too, and satisfy regardless of how you categorize it.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice toasted malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/4/10. Darkest brown/black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasty to the point of ashy with not much else going on. Flavor is equally roasty and ashy with a bit of molasses sweetness in there too.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Mild chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste. Fairly basic.
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyable oatmeal stout with lots of cream and flavor. Rich and dark. The best of the night that we had at the brewpub.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(10/30/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in San Francisco. 5.6%. Black-color with a brown head. Nice roasty aroma with caramel, coffee, some chocolate, light licorice notes and some faint smoke hints. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, some chocolate, coffee notes, light sugary notes and some fruity notes, Medium-full body. Not bad.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Brown/black beer with a tan head. Coffee, caramel, and sweet malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, big molasses flavor. Medium bodied. Coffee, malt, caramel, and coffee linger with more molassess notes as it warms. Not bad.