Cam_Dynamite (99) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle. Jet black with a light brown head that doesn’t really hang around. Smells of chocolate and a little pine/fruit. Taste is strong coffee and bitterness up front. Great hop presence. Quality stuff
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, dark fruits, citrus, light pine, and alcohol. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, light molasses, and a touch of caramel. The finish has light-moderate pine, roasted coffee, and a hint of fruit. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
teemoney (95) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into small bulbous sampler glass. Very dark brown/ black with very little thin light brown head. Smell is an interesting combination of floral hops and roasted coffee. The tasye has much more coffee to me, but there is a little bit of hop apparent. Medium bodied with a smooth feel, very little carbonation. Interesting beer. I expected it to be more extreme, but it actually is pretty well balanced, if a bit more "black" than "IPA". Pretty enjoyable.
dnicolaescu (1279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33CL from Cunningham. Thanks, Henrik!
Look: pitch black, beige-orange frothy head.
Aroma: Intense aroma of coffee-flavoured candy, old coffee, with burnt even smoky notes, bitter chocolate notes, some sweetness and light hoppy notes come through all this black aroma.
Taste: coffee, but not really roasted, strong hoppy bitterness with roast overtones.
forthebirds (26) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delightful. Brown black pour with decent head. Coffee and herby hop forward aroma. Great balance--neither too sweet nor too bitter. I’d drink this for breakfast...or any meal of the day.
kingstoni (1743) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium thin beige frothy head. Strong aroma of resin, coffee, lemon, peach and licorice. Bitter and sweet taste. Sugary and bitter finish. Oily feel. Well balanced.
Jur (452) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Home.
Very nice, not vanilla flavoured, oatmeal stout. Herby, dry, roasted and hoppy. Full and balanced.
kerenmk (3235) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black, with thin white wave. Some ash and ink and chili aroma, bitter, inky, burnt and a little hot taste. Smooth, full-bodied, a little spicy and acidic finish.
Berard (454) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours like used motor oil with creme colored head that lingers. Smells like chocolate covered raisins. Light carbonation. Not as chewy as you might expect an oatmeal stout. Tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has nice earthy whole cone hop character and earthy coffee beans. Taste generally follows, a very earthy coffee note, some light cocoa roast character, a solid beer and certainly one of my favorites within the style (which I generally find disagreeable).