coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very complex; I was ready for that. It takes a few sniffs to get everything that is going on. Smells of oak, bourbon, light raisin, fig. Not as strong of a coffee aroma as one would expect. Dark chocolate undertones in the scent. Expensive dark chocolate, not artificial like in some beers. Some booze, not much. Black in color with a medium tan head. Leaves heavy lacing on the glass. Great looking stout. Taste is pleasant coffee, not overpowering. Hop bitterness comes through after the coffee. Flavor is not nearly as complex as the aroma. Surprisingly watery in texture - I was really expecting a richer palate. I can see why they say it goes well with breakfast. A stronger beer would be too much for the morning. Being that I never drink beer for breakfast, I really have no use for this. The palate is disappointing, it’s very expensive and the flavor doesn’t give you much besides coffee and hops. It’s not bad, but no way should it be 100 points. Perhaps I am biased because I like big, bold, rich stouts, and this is not one of those. For the price and reputation, I was expecting to be blown away. Right off the top of my head, I can think of 5 stouts I like better than this.
Ignasv81 (10) - Druskininkai, LITHUANIA - JUN 26, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Big brown head. Taste like coffe, dark chocholate, oats, a little bit sour.
Booga (56) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with small persistent brown head. Not much aroma. Flavor is bitter but little else. I’m a bit underwhelmed for the hype this gets.
wombat23 (456) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee notes, and oats. Warming finish with some bitterness and acidity. An excellent stout.
darbeer75 (357) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: sweetness, coffee and stout mixed together; much better than average stout; Appearance: pitch black with creamy tan head that dissipates very slowly; Taste: reverts back to a traditional stout (not as nice as aroma) but still a much more complex flavor that builds on the tongue; smooth, pleasant coffee flavor; Palate: heavy body with creamy, sweet finish; Overall: while still not my favorite style, definitely the best stout I’ve ever had.
lello4ever (562) - ITALY - JUN 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aspetto bello, marrone molto. Scuro, schiuma di un bel marrone caffè, compatta. Al naso intenso aroma di caffè e cioccolato, malto tostato e una vena alcolica. Bevuta intensa, con un bel corpo e consistenza leggermente oleosa, alcol presente, malto tostato, cioccolato, caffè, vaniglia. Cremosa e poco frizzante. Davvero grande Stout.
SG111 (1092) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours pitch black. Small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, very dark chocolate, bit of oatmeal. . Flavor is very nice dark chocolate, very roasted. Robust, and fairly thick for oatmeal. The mouthfeel makes this. Also great coffee bitterness.
nybol (1301) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ca pe chon kaffe i en øl. Nu ryger havregrøden nok ud! Mørk og smagsfuld, meget fyldig og næsten ikke til at drikke en hel øl.
Jmuncey (15) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer geek breakfast is a nice oatmeal stout from Mikeller. I recommend the dragons milk from new holland though if it is available.
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IlGagario (109) - Modena, ITALY - MAY 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottiglia. Colore nero caffé impenetrabile. Schiuma nocciola a shampoo, cremosa morbida, di dissolvenza abbastanza rapida. Naso tostato e di lievito, con note di zucchero parzialmente bruciato, caramello, torrone, nocciole e crosta di pane. Carbonazione flat. Ottimo aroma maltato, rotondo, di perfetto equilibrio e levigatura, con avena, crosta di pane, cioccolata, caramello, caffè, nocciole amare e frutta scura candita. Gusto leggermente dolce, poi amaro rotondo. Corpo leggero, trama lattica appena oleosa. Una stout d’avena praticamente perfetta, non a caso eletta tra le migliori al mondo, fresca, scorrevole e dissetante, setosa leggera e di strabiliante equilibrio.
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with my wife. Pour is deep black with a small brown head and good lacing. Big cocoa, toffee, some tobacco, earthy hips, caramel, coffee, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is tobacco, leather, espresso, toasted malt, black malt, and cookies with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Solid.