Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours pretty darn dark with thin dark tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some burnt malts and then picks up malt like earthiness that seems a touch like oxidation. The taste is pretty rich with an initial mix of earthy maltiness, milk chocolate, dark roasted maltiness and a firm layer of dark roasted coffee. It climbs into a modest sense of roasted malt astringency into the finish that seems to take away whatever creaminess that was trying to shine through from the oatmeal.
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Roasty coffee aroma with dark chocolate, slightly sweet like a coffee and cream
~Pours black with garnet highlights and small lasting creamy brown head.
~Roasty coffee with earthy grainy flavor, slight creamy sweetness.
~Medium creamy body, with med CO2, Slight astringency, Bitter sweet lasting finish.
~ An enjoyable stout. Nothing to write home about, but still worth a try.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown pour with medium brown head that leaves quicky. Big Nose of Coffee Chocolate and roasted malts. Watery body sharp carbonated mouthfeel. . Too sweet and too watery. Needs more creaminess. Sweet Finish.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black...black...rich tan head, smokey cola nose,...coffee,caramel,licorice,chocolate, more smoke.....smooth, creamy, sweet. a nice thickness to it....very good.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. standard roasted toffee flavor. a little bit of chocolate sweetness....maybe. pretty average stout.
Ron (2952) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this after watching Hasenauer Hilton basketball with Joe. Joe did not want to go to a bar, so I came home and had this. I’m lucky, cause this brew was great. Pours a jet black color with a small brown head.The aroma is of chocolate and roasted coffee.The flavor is of roasted coffee with notes of sweet chocolate.Goes down smooth with a slight sweet after taste.
BREWMUSKCLES (2367) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 cocoa and a bit of smoked ash. sweet and some oatmeal flavor and texture. deep black and good aroma of sugar and cocoa. got some different takes on the fruit character as well as caramel from different bottles and as such the re rate.
musiklvr (3) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A coffee flavored stout, leaves more aftertaste than I like. However not bad for a seasonal stout
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, gift. Pours near-black (just a tiny bit of light shines through) with a thin tan head. Aroma is mildly smoky, burned malts and just a touch of coffee. Flavor is smoke up front, sliding through the range of heavily toasted malts with a British twist from the Goldings. Oats are apparent, but don’t quite smooth out the sharp smokiness.
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body with a frothy tan head. Sweet aroma of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, cocoa. The flavor is moderately sweet and and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture and lively carbonation. Sweet chocolate tastes give way to bitter roast with a hint of grapefruit. Light smokiness and chewy caramel. Rich, slick mouthfeel. The sweetness was too much by the end of the bottle.