CheersMate (1299) - 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 (5362) - 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 (3912) - 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.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is stupid black with a perfectly formed tan head. Plenty of lacing. The aroma is a blast of coffee. The taste is tons more coffee. This is a huge coffee flavored beer. Still, being a 7.5% stout instead of a 10% impy stout makes this sucker plenty easy to drink. Killer stuff.
badnewsbeers (2317) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle aquired via trade with AllAboutStout...pours black with small, ochre head..aroma of roasted coffee, dark, bitter chocolate, and a massive molasses backbone..this gives rise to a heavily roasted body of bitter chocolate, coffee, nuts, and a touch of lactose...hugely bitter, becoming sweeter as the beer warms to room temp...perfect, creamy mouthfeel...wow, this stuff was good!!!!
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Pours like motor oil. How is this only 7.5 percent? A nice caramel head slowly dissipates into the beer. The aroma is not huge, but a very respectable coffee mellifluence. The taste is at first one dimensional, but as the beer warms up the layers unfold and leave a profoundly thick and oily beer with varying levels of coffee and hop bitterness and a roundness that is only equaled in the world’s best beers. This is one awesome beer. Finally, as the beer is completely drunk the hop bitterness and slight citrus linger on the palate and mix with the residual coffee sourness for ages- and it makes me wish I had another one of these beers to drink. Outstanding beer, but a little thin in the finish.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from west lakeview. Pitch black with small brown head. Aroma is big coffee, chocolate and alc. Flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, alc, burnt roasted malt, and dough. Creamy, full body. Overall a very tasty brew and an excelent example of a coffee stout but in my opinion not top fifty material.