Bricks (594) - Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep black pour with a minimal light brown bubbly head. I smell roasted coffee and maybe some molasses, but it is simple and a tad thin. Tastes exactly the same as it smell, but it definitely is thin. Palate is more carbonated than I like, but has a nice slightly chewy feel...somewhat bitter. It’s decent, nothing more. Way too fizzy.
EithCubes (4888) - 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 (1229) - 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 (79) - Shawnee, Kansas, 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 (8539) - 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 (2001) - 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 (2634) - 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
forthebirds (26) - - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate and coffee aromas. Tan head, deep brown in color. Medium body. Lacking some depth.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
smell is a nice roasty malt with a little bitter coffee scent pours black with tan head the flavour profile is really nice mild coffee notes with a roasted slightly choc taste slight bitter at first followed by a nice sweet finish not to rich though
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black,thin tan head.Great dry roast nose.Somewhat bitter roasted espresson palate with vague metallic hints. Dry roast finish. Nice !!
bluejacket74 (1318) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch and a half tan head after a strong pour. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, oats, coffee, and chocolate. I think the taste is just like the aroma, except that that there’s a bit of dark fruitiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good Oatmeal Stout, definitely worth trying.