tfontana (211) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is rich chocolatey/cocoa with some smoke that is a little bit off (as a kid, I burned some bird droppings with a magnifying glass and it smells a little like that). Appearance is nice dark pour with effervescence reminiscent of a nitro, beige finger-width head and nice lacing. Taste is much like aroma--dominant chocolate/cocoa with that smoky flavor. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation. Overall, much to like here but the slightly off smokiness is enough off putting that I would choose other oatmeal stouts ahead of it for sure.
Bulk_Carrier (2871) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a nice black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about forty five seconds leaving some light clingy stringy lacing.
The smell started off with a nice sweet to roasty coffee. Eventually, as it warmed, there was a nice sweet milk chocolate and a touch of bitter dark chocolate.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and blended nicely. The aftertaste was really nice as it combined all the previously mentioned flavors in a sticky fashion. A moderately quick sweet finish clings nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth and lets in a nice graininess from the oatmeal.
Overall, sweet stout or oatmeal stout. Whatever it is, I’d have again.
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a creamy tan head that reduces quickly, but leaves a film. Oat is pronounced in the nose along with some coffee notes. Taste is on the bitter side. Full bodied brew that’s quite satisfying. I’d gladly have another.
BroSpud (1893) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle purchased from Top Shelf in Hampton. Poured black with no head. Slightly sweet and slightly sour. Not sure the bottle we got was fresh or properly handled, it seemed a bit off. Just OK.
czar (5972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with a veru nice beige crema head, good retention and lacing. sweet roasted maltiness, coffee beans, strong coffee and bitter chocolate, sweetness - molasses and burnt caramel, lightly ashy and smoky, hint of roasted acidity, wood, metal. light carbonation, medoum body - oily and very creamy and smooth; sweet yet assertive resinous-coffee finish. almost sticky burnt rolled oats. rich and tasty sweet stout.
Minderbinder (2693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with medium beige head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, very slight stable. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, bitterness, sugar, very faint ashes. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Pretty good in the morning. Nice. Niiice.
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Split 2-ways.
Appearance: Black with a medium thick and easy to revive creamy brown head and good lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, herbal presence and light ashes.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, but more expressive. Caramel, roasted malts, vanilla and light ashes. Sweetness level is moderate. Light bitterness.
Palate: Meidum to full body. Medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. A tad creamy too. Roasty finish.
Overall: Very tasty oatmeal stout and quite decadent for a 4.9% abv beer. Interesting interpretation of the style. Good balance. Loved it.
thornecb (4923) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Thick and dry with sweet hot chocolate upfront turning to licorice before the lasting espresso finish.
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Bert’s
Chocolate caramel coffee and molasses with bits of sulfur or mineral water. Decent brew.
malrubius (2182) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Un Dun. Bottle filled completely tot the lip. Black with tan ring and a little lace. Coffee chocolate and dark bread aroma with only a hint of fruit or oat tang. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate with some very mild fruity sweetness and roasted woody earty smoky ashy bitterness. Full body. Seems like it could use a touch more internal carbo. Not sure if that is a function of the overfilled bottle. Also have no idea how old it is since I’ve recently purchased some ancient and gross beers at Un Dun. Anyhow, very good, could have been excellent.