VinegarStroke (368) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: clear, black, with thick head and good lace. Very lifted mocha, coffee, cocoa and certainly creamy. Chocolate and dessert. Roasted and chocolate. Creamy but lacking mid palate. Dry, not sour, medium low bitterness.
Nice appearance and aroma. Lacks texture and complexity.
Gerbeer (2976) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a moderate yellow/tan head. Aromas of salted chocolate, creamed coffee and roasted malts. Flavors of flat cola, mocha, and roasted malts. Dry. Metallic hints.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an inky black with a thick caramel head. Aroma is dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is a bit smoky with a fair amount is dark chocolate and roasted malt and a funky bitter backend. Not very good at all.
slowrunner77 (9410) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"bought this one only cuz it was a cheap single, but man, was i surprised. thoroughly tasty oatmeal stout. super smooth, dark, and velvety. roasted malt, a little coffee and chocolate in the aroma and flavor...just in the right amounts. these days, probably mendo’s best."
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose roasty with chocolate, sweet with very light Golding and relatively more vanilla. Pours dark ruby but coal-black in the glass with a fizzy light brown head. Taste off-dry with pockets of red berry fruity sweetness poking through the soft and coating mocha and coffee creaminess, touch tart with light bitterness but there’s a good balance between all these elements. Light body but not watery, has a good level of maltiness for being so light (I’d have said in 4% abv territory), little bits of ash and yeast in the finish but neither overdone there, either. Love to see the restraint! The chocolate and roast might be a bit off-putting by the third bottle, but certainly not for those first two!
Lagerboy (1856) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 FL. OZ. bottle. Clear ruby hued deep dark brown, lasting mocha foam. Aroma is medium roast, chocolate and coffee. Restrained dark roast malt taste, oaty smooth, not too sweet chocolate, some coffee, slight British bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Easy drinking, nice. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a near black color. Brown-tan head with some lacing as it dissipates Toasted malt and coffee aroma. Flavor is nice with hints of caramel.
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Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Bottle and Wedge Huntington. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of nuts, oats, chocolate, roasted malts. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, honey, oats, mild bitter hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, decent balance.
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, nice chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, oats, chocolate, some caramel, and coffee; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
drjay44 (3302) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained beige head, with some lacing, over a black, brown (SRM 35) body....nose is chocolate light coffee from the roasted malts, light herbal notes from the hops....taste is slightly sweet with roasted malts tones including cocoa, chocolate, coffee, leading to a moderate hop bitterness.....mouth feel, body medium heavy, creamy, slightly oily, minimal alcohol, carbonation adds tingle and soft acid. This is a good example of the style. It is malt dominated, with nice roasted malt character, light balancing hops, and superb body. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7