IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Safeway in Salinas. Nose of oatmeal, chocolate, with hints of coffee. Black, golden brown edges, and a medium cinnnamon tan head. Flavor is coffee up front with background bitterness and chocolate.Pretty nice drinkable stout!
Tmoney99 (10676) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) espresso brown but clear with a tan ring of bubbles. Nose of dry cocoa, chocolate wafers, sweet chocolate malt and roasty. Taste of dry cocoa, pretty rich chocolate malt, creamy dry body.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, oat, some bittersweet chocolate, earthy, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, cola, roast/coffee, some caramel, grapefruit, earthy/orange, milk chocolate. Light-medium body, light acidity.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz botle. Pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Aroma is semi-sweet chocolate, toffee, light roast and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, roasty, chocolatey, with an oaty creaminess. A nice brew in one of my favorite styles.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, oats, and light chocolate. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, light soy sauce, oats, and slight hops. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, oat, chocolate finish is dry. A good but average oatmeal stout.
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks, Pollack! Pours a dark, opaque brown color with a tiny tan head that leaves only a ring in the glass. Aroma of oatmeal, chocolate and roasted malts, mild coffee, earth, and molasses-like syrup. Flavor of oats, sweet chocolate malts, oats, mild coffee, cola syrup, molasses, and overripe plums. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet, roasty mouthfeel. Not bad.
jake65 (2616) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is heavy roast and coffee, just the slightest hint of baker’s chocolate. A creamy mouthful is rather dry, roasty, coffee, and modest bittersweetness. Nice finish is dry and feels like it came from the oats rather than the barley. More hints of chocolate. Good.
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours thick brown-black with a fair amount of beige/brown head. Aroma is roast bread malt and a hint of espresso and cocoa. Taste is toffee malt with hints of cocoa and a nicely balanced bitterness from the hops. Clean finish.
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly really great. It pours very dark brown with a tall brown head. The aroma is densely roasted with hints of molasses, licorice, cocoa, and coffee. The flavor is dry with coffee and bread crust. The mouthfeel is fabulous with lots of creamy oats. Very filling and satisfying. Count me as a fan!