Brouwerij (845) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at mountain sun. Pours a dark brown with a finger of fine tan head. Settles quickly with lots of thin lacing. Beer was poured too cold. Aroma is mild, sweet, mild roasted malt. Flavor is sweet up front, very mild fruity tones. Fades into mild roasted malt, chocolate malt, very mild roasted oats, significant hop bitterness in finish. Hops contribute bitterness more so than flavor. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and relatively light, oily texture. A tasty sweet stout with mild roasted malt and hop character. A pretty good stout.
rmussman (1667) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the southern Boulder restaurant. Pours deep brown and has a mild head on it. Overall a very mild brew but really nice on a winters day (sampled in March). Nicely malted but not over-flavored.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vine Street. Black with a foamy khaki head. Delightful aroma of sweet pale malts, sweet chocolate malts, some general roastiness, and a faint touch of coffee and anise. Nice chewy (good way) mouthfeel with gentle but prickly carbonation, sweet body with a smoky finish. Smoky dark chocolate, some licorice tones, a small touch of coffee, and just the faintest touch of wood. Also has a tone of dark ripe fruits toward the end, with a bit of anise. Nice!
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was expecting to see this as oatmeal stout, but made with flaked oats makes more sense. Pours dark black with tan head, aroma had notes of dark chocolate, charred malts, some oat and sweet toffee. Taste was pretty average, some notes of chocolate and coffee, roasted malt and sweet dark toffee, finishing very smooth. Not the greatest, but oh so drinkable at 7.5%...
rollinsr (332) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong oatmeal and vanilla aroma with hint of roasted malts. Nice creamy head with stronger chocolate and roasted malt flavor with the lingering oatmeal and vanilla flavors. Celebrate black history month in style with some delicious black beer.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. deep brown with burgundy edges. lightly phenolic black pepper roast and oatmeal nose. chewy and rich up front turning more acidic and rough. crisp and lively hop bitterness with chewy dark chocolate malt and moderately astringent black patent. lingering chocolate malt finish. enjoyable.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nitro at Vine Street - these guys usually nail stouts, but this one is a big let down - huge bitterness and burnt char roast are not balanced out at all, leaving an ashy flavor on the tongue - some slickness and body from the oats - tastes like very old coffee - meh.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewpub. Black with small thinning white head. Smell of lightly roasted coffee, notes of caramel. Easy on the tongue; not very bold.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick brown color. Sweet notes on the nose mixed with dark malts and alcohol. Smooth feeling. Taste is big roasted malts and coffee ground. Bitter dark finish.
Kevin (2025) - Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ptich black body with a thin brown head.. smells like roasted cocoa. has a strong roasty flavor finishes with a not burnt roast and a lingering bot of coffee. dry cocoa flavor throughout.
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