ben4321 (5481) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/27/12
Aroma: The nose is somewhat subtle, with some roasted malts, and hints of coffee and chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a brown-black color with a light brown head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet, with a dry roasted coffee flavor, and a pretty amount minimal of hop bitterness
Palate: Light-medium bodied, somewhat light for the style, but not watery, with an average carbonation
This is an alright stout. It is drinkable, and works decently well. I didn’t find anything particularly wrong with it, but it isn’t particularly exciting either. It is just a solid, fairly drinkable, roasty stout.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of the Mendocino Oatmeal Stout promises lots of oatmeal flavor along with oily hops and perhaps some molasses. Full of big, earthy flavors, this is a very smooth stout. Roasted oats dominate (as they should), followed by bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, and wood. Floral hops make a nice presence at the end, but don’t overshadow anything.
Quite quaffable, but I wouldn’t be opposed to more oatmeal in this
Goodgrief (1972) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good example of style. Dark and risky pour into the cup. Big chocolate syrup sweetness with a good bit of roast and coffee. Creamy with just the slightest lactic flavor. Pretty good.
jkwood04 (5210) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little oatmeal and chocolate, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth throughout, thick toffee coffee taste, creamy mouthfeel, very little thin whisp head. Easy drinking same taste throughout, thouroughly enjoyable, very well balanced.
Malty_MacHops (668) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. The aroma is a subtle blend of roast and coffee. The beer is opaque black with a thick tan head leaving lacing throughout. The taste is smooth malt and coffe with only the subtlest coffee presence. The body is thick creamy and smooth. Excellent.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - 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 (1227) - 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 (780) - 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 (5783) - 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.