bblack99 (526) - 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 (2210) - 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.
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great. Very obvious oatmeal flavor with a little smokiness. Smells fantastic.
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a quite a unique beer, the smokiness is quite mellow but does offer a bit of character. not too rich in the malt aspect but falls short in the hop. the oatmeal taste is quite thorough. good beer.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is toasted with a slight smokiness and some chocolate and coffee. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall an average stout.
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is sweet malts. Taste is sweet Chocolate malt with some milk chocolate and folders coffee. Medium bodied woth subtle carbonation. Pretty nice stout, but it is sweet enough to be qualified as a sweet stout.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my brother. Perfectly black body. Sweet cereal grain with black tea and caramel. There is also some light milk chocolate. The taste has some milk chcocolate and a little bit of black tea in the finish. There is also some roasted peanut. Decent.
jb (2197) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good sweet stout. Very nice nose of dark chocolate + roasted notes. Creamy at times, gritty at times, oily, very nice mouthfeel. A bit of coffee in the palate, but mostly dark chocolate syrup and grain. Not too complex but darn good. Appearance is typical, very dark, reddish highlights, thick dark head that dissipates quickly.
marcus (6501) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours black with a modest tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a nice coffee and chocolate flavor with a smooth slighlty bitter finish.
SSSteve (3773) - - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. black with small tan head. robust sugary coffee nose with caramel and nuts. flavor is the same. palate is a bit thin and sharp on carbonation, but the flavor makes up for it. a full flavors and moderately sweet stout.