HighlanderOne (1101) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Stout black with lacing tan head. Tasting burnt malt, toffee, licorice, cocoa, coffee. Creamy feel. Not too dry and not too sweet. Quite good.
Frozer (233) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Black with very little tan head. Sweet chocolate nose. Great lacing. Black coffee bean flavor hints of dark cacao. Full bodies, little carbonation, smooth
BeerInHeaven (291) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, and just a hint of coffee. Thick creamy mouth feel. Taste is malty, faintly sweet. Just a hint of bitter on a quick finish. Good beer!
chinchill (3343) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
undated 12oz bottle from notes. Allowed to warm for about 40 minutes, then served in Unibroue snifter.
A: The beer is very dark brown, nearly black, but clear. The sparse head color, with a short dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is rich but not strong. Roasted malts, plums and other dark fruits, some coffee, oatmeal and chocolate. Sweet.
T: The taste starts out sweet; too sweet were it not for the rapid fill of dark roasted malt and oatmeal flavor that turns very mildly bitter in the finish. The finish also brings out some espresso and a trace of charcoal. Milk chocolate throughout. Thereís some creaminess but also some metallicness to it. Some flavors of dark fruit and a mild but complementary hops presence in the background that help bring a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Creamy smooth; enough carbonation to impart a light crispness; Medium body.
O: A sweet and rich oatmeal stout,with an exceptionally creamy feel.
decaturstevo (5580) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is medium chocolate and roasted maltiness. Flavor is semi sweet start with a light/medium malt bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. Pretty solid.
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pour at Busters. Pint glass. Dark black color with tan head. Commendable froth and lacing as would be expected on an oatmeal stout. Mild coffee aroma. Coffee and dsrk chocolate initially with strong roasted malt notes too. Hearty drinking beer that isnít typically my bag but the winter (albeit mild) weather makes it feel appropriate. Drinks like a meal. A pretty solid stout just not really what Iím about. Plenty of clout. This rating has concluded. Iím out.
arn8897 (239) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with red around the edges. Tan head with medium retention. Nice lacing in the glass. Aromas of chocolate coffee and malty sweetness. Taste of chocolate coffee and malty sweetness and a little smokiness. Easy drinking stout. Very nice.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very very dark red brown with a medium sized loose tawny head. Nose of roast, sweet spice, mild salty licorice all-sorts thing going on. Somewhat medium mouthfeel. Lightly sour fruit. Good roast and bitterness. Chocolate and Coffee are there. Rated it blind, so I didnít know it was a sweet stout. So, I begrudgingly give it .2 extra marks. The aroma is assumes sweetness... the body remains not so surprisingly sweet and fruity. Finishes with a touch of funk. Itís fairly good.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with 2+ fingers of creamy head. Lots of coffee and chocolate, perfectly bittersweet with smoky undertones.
Raistlin (214) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a thick creamy white head. The nose is really lovely. Nice oaty aroma with a deep rich chocolatey base. Has a really complex and lovely base. Toasted grain, milk chocolate, softly herbal. Unctuous and rich. Really delicious.