cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice big black oily stout presentation in the glass with tan sizzling foam inside but not on top. Smell is a little sweet like some impy stouts, some choco in the background. Taste is flat dark chocolate with a backbone of old burned campfire wood from yesterday, damp from a rain. Has a decent amout of co2 for such a high alky stout. Godd personality holds its foothold even tho it strarted out slow. Roma becomes a tad cloying. Finish is same as session, lingering unsweetened dark choco, going on for a while. Interesting dull stout overall effect.
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: @ Costa Real w Ramenen. Roasty, chocolate, smokiness, great balance. Food Pairing: Smoked Salmon.
bpreo (1790) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just drank a mocha coffee before this, figured it would be the perfect companion to my morning. I was not wrong. Strangely though, this is far from the best Stout I have ever had.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to someone. poured dark brown/black with a beige head. aroma was fudge, coffee, and dark roast with the flavor being much the same. body was light with low carbonation.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with thin beige head and much lacing. Oatmeally aroma with a chocolate note. Smooth body, oatmeal and chocolate notes. Unsweetened coffee in the malty finish
cballatore (15) - Phoenix, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely one of the darkest black beers and darkest heads I have seen. Very unique smell which I am not a huge fan of. Beer is very smooth with a mild creamy texture. I like the abrubt yet flavorful finish. Good beer, above average taste and texture.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, light brown head, small, creamy, turns into a ring and laces sometimes--others not. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, coffee, toasty caramel malts. Mouth is medium-full with creamy carbonation, lightly dry. Flavor is lightly sweet, noticeably oatmeal (vanilla-choco...it’s a distinct flavor), and a mild, fairly long finish of oats, roasted malt, and woody hops. Easy drinking. Pleasant. Nice mouthfeel. Nothing stand-out, but a good oat stout.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Pours an oily opaque with a creamy forth of dark tan head. Has a sweet smoky dark caramel and chocolate nose. Starts with good rich chewy dark caramel and toasted nuttiness with some light smokiness before a drier roasty bittersweet finish. A true to style and enjoyable oatmeal stout.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a very deep and dark black color with a nice two fingers of brownish (chocolate) colored head. The head has some nice retention and the and some nice lacing.
S - Smells heavily and malt aromas. Also a mixed in is heavy tones of dark chocolate. Very well balanced.
T - The taste starts with a mix of malts and oats. This is joined by some nice dark chocolate flavors throughout. Just a bit of hop tones which are nice. Aftertaste is a bit dry and full of chocolate flavor.
M - Fairly medium bodied. Pretty creamy and think, but still rather smooth. Just a touch of carbonation. Could use a bit more body.
D - Overall, good mix of flavors that stay well balanced and a smooth beer. Only minor complaint is it could be a bit heavier bodied overall. But, still a very drinkable beer.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a huge brown head. Aroma of oatmeal and roasted malts. Taste is lightly bitter, and salty, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish.