hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black, finger and a half creamy dense tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma chocolate, roast, toasty, slight coffee and earthy hops. Taste creamy milk chocolate, lactose sweetness, roast, hint of coffee and bready malt. Mouthfeel fuller body, lower carbonation, very creamy, sweet finish. Overall tasty, well made, perhaps not my favorite style, but this is a classic example.
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pi Pizzeria. Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Smells a bit smokey and ashy. Lots of roasted malt, some coffee grounds, and a bit of dark chocolate. There’s a pleasant bitterness to the flavor, mostly coffee and roast. Semi-sweet chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and lots of ash. Mild smoke and a touch of oatmeal cookie.
tomer (1793) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, smallish creamy head, very dark brown but not completely opaque colour, aroma of cocoa, chocolate, some charred wood and toasted bread, flavour of dark toasted bread, roasted coffee and some chocolate., quite mellow. Really nice and enjoyable.
hallinghansen (2094) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Barracuda Bob’s Bar & Grill in Savannah. Black body with a medium light brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee. Decent beer.
rondphoto (2282) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Flipdaddy’s / Union KY --- Opaque dark brown with a thin head cover and small splotches of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt that grows in the palate, adding bitter chocolate to balance in the finish. A really solid stout, big well beyond the abv, almost too much for food, great on its own merits. Recommended.
kidobutai (422) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great great beer. Poured from a bottle into a glass at The Cheese Shop in Williamsburg. Creamy, small head, rich Brown color, coffee and cherry notes.
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A phenom in the oatmeal stout world. I absolutely love this beer and it is my favorite from New Holland.
mike67 (830) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with small, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of piney hops, roasted malt, sour cream and some coffee. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is of roasted malt, burnt grain, coffee, brown sugar, herbal hops and some sour notes. Finish is long and bittersweet. On the whole it is good brew.
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Date unknown. Pours jet black with thin tan head. Aroma is a bit of coffee, some floral notes. I pick up some acidity in the flavor (orange?) and some biscuit/bready notes as well. Oatmeal adds nice depth though it’s drier and more bitter than a traditional sweet stout.
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black color with roasted aroma of hops. Chocolate oatmeal taste with a clean aftertaste. A smooth flavorful beer that looks ominous but is easy drinking. Dry on the palate after the swallow but rich oatmeal flavor left over.