dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a small brown head. The aroma is magnificent: coffee, roasted malt, and a sweetness from raisins or brown sugar. The taste is strong but well balanced. It has a creamy mouthfeel and a bitter finish.
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark, oily black with a nice lasting dark brown head. Gorgeous. Smell is rich dark chocolatey malt. Taste is rich dark smooth chocolate, with a nice coffee grind bite to it, but well balanced and not over the top coffee. Slightly rich and full bodied with medium carbonation, and it goes down so easily. Nicely light bittered finish to give it a bittersweet dark chocolate flavor and a good hit of obvious but restrained coffee flavor as well. Damn good beer!!
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours Black with a 2 finger tan head. Aromas of Coffee, Chocolate and Soy Sauce. Very complex flavor similar to the aroma. Full mouth feel with a bitter finish. Very nice stout.
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was skeptical about a beer being good for breakfast but this absolutely hit the spot. Pours like motor oil with a brown head. The aroma is delicious coffee with a hint of malt. It is so smooth to drink, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. There is a pleasant sweetness and a nice coffee flavor. Nothing offensive whatsoever. Perfect for breakfast.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had for Breakfast. Pours incredibly black with a creamy brown head. Strong nose of coffee, even a little sweetness. Extremely smooth drink, goes down easy even in the morning!! Strong sweet coffee taste right away that mellows out so nicely into a smooth sweet oaty finish. Creamy texture, just tastes like liquid nourishment.. I love it, wish I could have this for breakfast every morning!
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense, velvety brown head. Nicely balanced aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Very smooth and well constructed. The coffee component is average. Bitter finish, but not distractingly so.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Bottled. I drank this in honour of Ungstrup on the occasion of his 10000th rating - another beer geek from Denmark. A totally black coloured beer with a lovely lasting beige head. The aroma is full and rich with notes of coffee, soy, fish, fruit and roasty malts. The taste is lovely and complex with new experiences to the\taste. The coffee and roasty malts are there, but now the oatmeal notes come through together with the C hops. A delightful stout full of character.Score 4.3
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.6 and 4.0. Average becomes 3.9
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really thick black pour with a nice tan head. Chocolatey aroma with lots of malt. Hints of spice, maybe cinnamon. Very sour and bitter. With just the right amount of coffee. It doesn’t overpower the beer. Hoppy finish. Really balanced and good.
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely the best oatmeal stout that I’ve ever tried....
Pours out into my Sierra Nevada pint glass with a much thicker than expected consistency and it’s midnight black... very impressive...
Heavenly aroma of extremely strong coffee, oatmeal, chocolate, and some sweet dark fruit as well...
Simply divine flavors in this brew... it is loaded with coffee and chocolate with the dark fruit and oatmeal lingering around in the background... one thing that strikes me is that the coffee is not overdone in this one unlike lots of other coffee stouts that I’ve had...
This is one incredible brew and sets the standard for other oatmeals in my book..
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours really thick and pitch black. Hardly any head, few brown bubbles here and there. Aroma is mainly smoked coffee. Taste is liquid coffee beans, a bit overpowering. I thought this was a little one dimensional. Not quite what I expected. I need to try the black hole now.