jeremyh70 (891) - Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark opaque brown with good tan head and lacing. Aroma reminds me of chocolate syrup with chocolate and vanilla flavors. Some caramel and milky aromas also. Taste is milk chocolate with lightly roasted malt and oats, quite a bit of caramel sweetness and vanilla. Finishes with a bit of dark chocolate bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-full and somewhat creamy but higher carbonation keeps it from feeling as creamy as I'd like. Maybe could have benefitted from a slightly higher ABV and less carbonation. May have made the flavor richer and more complex for my palate but still drinkable.
Voodoo (450) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an ink black color with a slight brown head which disappears quickly.....aroma of chocolate, coffee, touch of licorice......taste follows aroma, subdued taste of coffee, chocolate, very dry finish.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown with a nice tan head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, toffee, coffee, a bit of cola, slightly nutty and sweet. Taste is coffee, caramel brownies, hint of cola, earthy roast, low bitterness. Light-med body, relatively dry finish. Nice.
bkurtz (1008) - PERU - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, dark brown with a fairly big, creamy head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Taste is a little thin. Average stout.
chinchill (3130) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Undated 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass (from notes).
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with large, dark tan head. This quickly reduces to a thin layer, but this has excellent retention and a thick ring that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.
S- Baked bread, oatmeal, and plenty of roasted malt with no burnt or even particularly dark roasted grains.
T- A full, hearty malt flavor that’s richer and darker than the aroma indicates, and with more contribution from the oatmeal. Well balanced and very lightly smoky. Slightly bitter and a tad sour, with a fine and lasting, toasted grain aftertaste that has a light coffee edge.
M- Medium carbonation; creamy smooth, slick/oily mouthfeel; Full body.
O- OATMEAL stout - easily recommended for those who like more than a hint of oatmeal in their stouts.
dfinney23 (2290) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with a tan head. Silky smooth caramel mocha but not cloyingly sweet.
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, 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 (2408) - 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 (391) - 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 (7284) - 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 (5249) - 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!