SotallyTober (78) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. has a nice roasted malt and chocolate aroma. flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and slight earthy notes. medium body that was a little watery on the palate. average overall.
beernbourbon (1370) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pour is near black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and flavors are roasted malt, light chocolate and a touch of coffee. Not mind blowing but certainly very solid. Clean.
Ratman197 (10873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottlepoured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa and roasted malt with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oily black pour. Roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa powder in the aroma. Medium thick body. Flavor is roasted, chocolate, tobacco, sweet oats. Decent stout.
HuskerTan (721) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Black licorice, tobacco, coffee, roasty, cocoa.
A- Black color, dark liquid, brown head.
T- Roasty, cocoa, anise, tobacco, coffee, malty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- This was a pleasant surprise. Didn’t expect much but got a lot. Nice rich and deep flavors with anise and tobacco seeming to come through the most on the nose and a complex taste. Enjoyed this one well enough.
gopherfan99 (806) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin tan head; aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of oats with malt; taste is mostly bittersweet chocolate with some coffee and malt; has a dry finish; pretty good
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle sold to me by some dipass that is on this site, thanks bro. Poured a pitch black body with an average quick fading deep beige fizzy head. Aroma is on the weak side, chocolate, marshmallow, wet burnt toast, hint of vanilla extract. Body is medium with some average to lighter carbonation. Flavor is better than the aroma, notes of well done toast, dark chocolate, marshmallow, oats. Good stuff.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Beer Crazy in Urbandale, Iowa. The pour is a black brown with a khaki head that falls fast. The aroma is a soft roast. The taste is char roast, the oatmeal and a clean dry mineral finish. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with soft carbonation and the clean finish. Solid Stout.
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Black color with a tan head that completely disappears, no lace. Very still, unappealing looking. Taste is roasted malt, a little chocolate, and some carbonation edge in the finish. Pretty disappointing, not really workable.
pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Predictably opaque cocoa brown, with a tan ring of head. Aroma of s’mores, roasted hazelnut coffee beans, cocoa powder. A little watery/lack of complexity in the initial mouthfeel, but finishes with a nice roasty, dry flavor, as if you just bit into a coffee bean. The oats impart more of a textural quality, a little granular. Pretty straightforward "everyday" oatmeal stout. Not lackluster by any means, as the ratings might indicate. Decent.