crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brown body with a beige head that had some retention and some lace. Aroma was a great mix of chocolate, oatmeal, mild coffee and there were hints of leather. Flavor seemed to have a nice balance of oatmeal and chocolate flavors. Coffee and roasted malts added to the finish. Slightly dry and a nice mouth feel.
rouhlas (965) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Black color with beige frothy head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, light coffee, bready notes. Taste is sweet and bitter like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
cfrancis (2689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small off white top. Aroma is oatmeal, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is subtle roasted malts and bitter chocolate with some light coffee and some chewiness in the mouthfeel.
Doofgoblin (421) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good! Nice roasted aroma with sweet malt and faint coffee. Taste is similar with faint coffee lots of roasted malts and a smooth finish--plenty of sweetness. The body seems a little lighter than I would have though for a stout that has oatmeal... still good though.
ajnepple (3308) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor, poured into my 2010 Guinness World Cup glass. Black appearance with a large tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate and rich coffee notes. Similar flavor, nice roasted malts characters with a smooth, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Medium body with a lingering, light dry, and light bittersweet finish. This is my kind of stout! Just as good, if not better than Dragon’s Milk IMO.
robinvboyer (3493) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great roast with solid coffee and cocoa notes. The oatmeal accentuates the creamy mouth feel and makes the roasting as of the malts really pop. Not sure this is a sweet stour, but it’s quite good. Finishes with a light bitterness with solid roast, and bitter cocoa powder.
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet stout with hints of chocolate, bread and a little smoke. I don’t get much coffee. Low bitterness for a stout. Pretty good but a little too mild-mannered overall and lacking complexity.
Mears (52) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great oatmeal stout. A little bland, but for an oatmeal stout it is great.
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown with ruby highlights and a decent light tan head.
Aroma: Distinctly meaty and lightly smoky, there is an aggressive, stinging tart aroma...it stings the nostrils, some nice roasted malts lurk in the wings, overall though, a mess.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate, creamy carbonation.
Flav.: Wet cardboard, somewhat meaty, not getting the smokiness from the nose, reasonable roasted malt, still messy, but in a different way; dry with moderate bitterness and a surprisingly clean, roasted malt finish.
Are you accepting crappy beer or is it deteriorating in storage...?
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 27, 2014
The beer pours a solid coca-cola black with a brown creamy head. Aroma was nutty malt, chocolate, and coffee. The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour was bitter coffee, sweet chocolate, and a hint of molasses.