chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, small light brown creamy head, fair lacing and good retention. Great roasted malt aroma. The usual suspects are here: molasses, chocolate, coffee, toasty caramel. Mouth is medium-full with creamy carbonation, lightly dry. Flavor is lightly sweet with some coffee bean bitterness, and a mildly hoppy long finish. I am beginning to think that this is one of the easier styles to get right. A lot of breweries do it well. The Mendocino is a solid offering. Very tasty and true to form.
bkurtz (920) - 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 (2551) - 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 (2036) - 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 (312) - 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 (2161) - 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 (347) - 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 (6336) - 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 (5148) - 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 (1441) - 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 (111) - 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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