tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate roasty malt aroma with a chocolate character and some raisin-like fruity esters. Opaque brown-black with tan head that recedes slowly to ring. Raisins and roasts play nicely together in the mouth with plenty of malty sweetness. Medium body is somewhat slick in texture with low carbonation. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #20. Small sample at the brewpub, also in the company of Volgon and brewer Dirtymike. Near-black, oily-viscous body with a lasting head...dark, roasty nose, chocolate and licorice...very sweet body, balanced-just-by espresso...smooth body, could be fuller.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body is topped by a lasting beige head. Very malty aroma with ample roastiness, it remains very light, but there’s plenty of interested generated by the balance of the present elements. Unfortunately, the oatmeal doesn’t come out as muh in mouth. The body feels a bit too light while the nutty flavours come out both very sweet (chocolate spread) and a bit tart and vegetal.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy roastiness and their incumbent dry bitterness play joyfully with the raisins bathing in molasses...Slightly vinous undertones blend well with the sweet chocolate malt flavors...A perfectly competent stout...
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do like this stout. Short white head on a dark body. Malts make the beer, and it is balanced with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Perfect for winter drinking (it’d be even better on a 6-inches of snow day like today)...
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin white head, very dark in appearance. Excellent coffee finish. Nice and full tasting. Love me some oatmeal stout!
3fourths (7530) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown and hints of ruby in the appearance. big nose of chocolate malts, roasted mocha, oatmeal, and quite robust. Great aroma. A bit thin, but nice coffee and bite of oats/grains.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Volgon's on crack, there's no chlorine taste in this (then again i was pretty well shellacked when i had this, so who knows). An excellent robust roasty flavorful taste. i dunno about the description where they say it's a meal in itself. some of Milly's nachos would be nice as well.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate: A definite chlorine/chemical taste from my hometown water supply. Ughh. First rating: Starts off smooth and mellow, ends with an intense, rich, roasty flavor that never seems to go away. The addition of hops is also present in the end. I'll be drinking this a lot in the near future.