beerme31 (486) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light coffee, chocolate, and licorice aroma. Pours black thin tan lacing. Mild sweet flavor. Full body, creamy texture, roasty finish, mild bitterness. More of a regular stout than sweet stout to me. Decent stout overall.
Leighton (10868) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Fergus (I think...)! Pours clear brown with a creamy, beige head. Simple beer but tasty, with sugary bread, light roast, some tar, balancing bitter earth. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light jammy berries on the finish along with notes of chocolate and understated roasted malts. Pretty good. Easygoing and tasty.
AbbeyRoade (312) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent brew. If it was thicker and creamier it would be absolutely ideal! Other than that it is still great- creamy, good body, sweet, not bitter. Chocolate notes. Not really any coffee flavor here. Malty. Easy to consume.
Theydon_Bois (8392) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is earthy roast, dark toffee, spice, brown bre, cocoa rub.
Taste comprises mellow roast malt, toffee, cocoa powder, faint lactic.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close with light roasting.
tectactoe (1734) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: This beer may single handedly be respondible for my total craft beer endeavor. I still remember ordering a Guinness, getting rejected because it was a "craft" bar (which I was oblivious to, at the time), & having the waitress recommend me this one, to which I was subsequently blown away & made it my mission to expand my beer horizons each day. My tastes have changed over time, certainly, but there’s no denying that this is still a mighty fine oatmeal stout. Black as night, creamy light-tan, tight bubbled foam on top. Aroma of rich malt, burnt nuts, roasted grain, faint charred wood, smooth oats, & some light cream. Lovely roasted malt character on the palate, light bitterness balanced by the smoothing of the oats & a mildly sweet, creamy essence in the background. Touch of caramel, woodsy & nutty with bitter cacao dust & light anise. Creamy, frothy mouth feel, great for the style. New Holland’s best year-rounder by a long shot.
shadey (1887) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lucious black with a ring of white cream. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate, with a creamy base. Flavors are also rich, smooth, and chocolatey. Very creamy mouthfeel. Deliciously blended and effortlessly drinkable. This really is poetry.
jstonerock24 (125) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is very dark brown to black however light can still shine through. Aroma is very roasty coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate and roasted coffee with little to no bitter with a smooth finish. Very rich for such low alcohol.
Criz (86) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into pint glass. Poured vigorously creating a thick tan head that dissipates into a lasting thick bodied head that sticks to the glass. Pours a deep brown. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, sweet caramelized sugar. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and earthy oats. Medium thick on the palate.
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Dark brown to black color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, roasty, light to medium coffee roast, earthy bitter. Decent body and carbonation.
mR_fr0g (2941) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Opaque dark caramel coloured pour with a halo of light tan head. Aroma is earthy dirt, choc, light farmyard. Flavour is earthy roast, milk choc. Lactose sugars. Palate is chalky carbonation. Medium sweet. Solid.
hman43 (331) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours dark brown, not quite black as light does come through the glass. It has a pillowy, tan head. The aromas that shine first is coffee with a healthy does of roasted flavors. There are hints of chocolate. The flavors that come through first is coffee mixed with chocolate then roasted flavors. It has a smooth, rich taste with a little bit of a bitter bite.