Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was really excited to find this and more surprised that it was only $16. Probably shouldn’t have cosumed it under the conditions that i did but you only live once. poured into a blue solo cup and maybe 60 degrees. super thick pour with a dark brown head. big coffee and chocolate aroma. flavor was uber sweet and rich. kind of syrupy and stingy. honestly, a little bit let down. and i’m surprised it’s only 7.5%. not worth $16.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured into a tulip. well this was exciting, what a good drink. pours a black glug with mild caramel head. aroma of malts and mild coffee. creamy palate, such and inviting creamy consistency lending itself to the casual coffee presence and milky finish. milky subtle smoothness to the coffee, very good. mild carbonation on the front, coffee offers a balance that makes the finish complete...
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very thick syrupy black pour with a medium sized very dark brown head. sweet milk chocolate, coffee aroma. flavors of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, little hints of hops and maple syrup. full bodied of course. perfect amount of carbonation. awesome. send more mikkeller’s to atlanta!
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The next one of these I have will certainly be for breakfast. Sexy cold coffee nose and chocolate ganache. Tan foam hints at a creamy and rich mouthfeel. This beer manages a very sexy performance and has one of the coolest textures I’ve ever experienced from a stout. Reminds me a lot of Founder’s. Beyond reproach, the only gripe is the price. Can’t wait for my next day off.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what a nice dark chocolate head to accompany a stout. The head is very thick and creamy looking. The beer is BLACK in color, and looks very thick when you pour it. Great chocolate and coffee aroma. Smells great because you can really smell the roasted coffee beans. One of the creamiest beers I have ever tried. This beer is just so smooth. The flavors are chocolate and coffee. this beer has a great sweet taste in the before taste. There is a sweet flavor in this beer, but I wouldn’t call it an oatmeal sweet flavor. The oatmeal part of the name I believe infers a sweet flavor more than it does say that hey this beer will taste like oatmeal. A nice finishing spice and bitterness. A well crafted beer.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 bottle- jet black, tannish head that disapates, but never quite disappears. Always acts as a coating over the beer. Moutfeel is very creamy, typical of oatmeal stouts. espresso flavor, roasted malt. sweet astringent flavor in the finish along with some bittering hops. Breakfast? maybe, but I would prefer this in the evening.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as night, dense dark tan head with good retention, espresso nose. Espresso, bittersweet chocolate, slight boozy notes, mild bitterness, coffee finish. Sensational silky mouthfeel. Excellent for morning, noon or night.
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours out like dark brown motor oil and has a hefty chocolate colored head. The aroma is heavy on the coffee side with detctable amounts of roasted oats and a little bit of cocoa. Pretty smooth drinking, the flavor being a skillful blending that closely reflects the nose. A very mild nutty bitterness is also introduced. All in all, this makes for a very fine breakfast.
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TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DocLock in the mystery swap. Thanks Jeff! Pours a dark brown bordering on black with a nice, sudsy, light brown head. Aroma is predominantly coffee, with a little bit of oat and cocoa hinted upon. Flavor is similar to nose, but the coffee is much less pronounced than I expected. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but the bold coffee and/or chocolate flavors seem to have faded. I have been told this is much better with a year or two of age and I plan on testing that theory.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with moderate brown that retains pretty well. aroma is strong coffee with some cocoa and nice smooth oatmeal. the bouquet of ester. taste is a nice coffee with fairly oat and chocolate follow-through (also bring some sour cherry in there). finish is surprisingly astringent with some hop bitterness consider how smooth the nose, taste and mouthfeel is. good but not quite deserving the rating.