Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Classic pour ... ruddy black with a quick-to-rise tan, fizzy head. The initial aroma is somewhat restrained, but once the consumption begins, I get a sturdy quotient of boldly roasted malt and coffee. Interesting consistency -- lighter than you might expect, but also well-matched to this easy-to-drink toasty stout. Well done! (#4414, 12/19/2011)
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. light aroma of roast. dark pour, thin light head. smooth taste, nice roast and chocolate. light ashy finish
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear ruby-brown with creamy tan head. Nose of oats, coffee, nuts. Taste of oats, cream, watery chocolate, chocolate malt, and coffee with a creamy body.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark maroon color, small tan head, scant lacing. Aroma of dilute Starbucks. Taste isweak coffe and milk chocolate. OK.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, nuts, rolled oats, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, toasted coconut, caramel, chocolate, and lactose.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Brawley’s in Charlotte. Pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of oatmeal, chocolate, nutty notes and a faint finish of tart cherries and band aids. Uh oh. The taste is bitter roasted malts, nutty notes, chocolate and coffee. Thankfully no infection notes here. Medium bodied. Pretty good overall.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte aroma. Roasted malty grainy chocoalte flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty grainy chocoalte finish.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer. Great chewiness which is good to find in oatmeal porters. A brewery teaching eastern NC there are more beers then mast produced pilsners.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, dark black brown color with no head, aroma of roast and coffee, flavor has some sour coffee, roast malt thin bodied
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz received as an extra in a recent trade with McNuts. Thanks again Keith!
Pours a deep dark chestnut brown color that appears black and completely opaque in the glass with only faint mahogany edges when held to a light. One and a half finger frothy beige head that slowly settles int a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Toasted dark malt aroma with a good balance of sweet and roast. Slight lactic creaminess with hints of toast, oatmeal(of course) and toffee as well as a prominent chocolate/cocoa presence. Slightly smokey with a good amount of roast in the nose without smelling burnt or acrid.
Chewy full with a good balance of roasted malt, sweetness and creamy body. A bit more bitter and roasted than the aroma suggests but still not one dimensional or overpowering. Hints of oatmeal, earthy hops, burnt toast, coffee bean and bittersweet dark chocolate. This is countered by the smooth lactic cream which adds complexity and fullness to the body. In addition, there’s some sweet chocolate, hazelnut and toffee toward the end of the swallow. This is a very solid interpretation of the style.