DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BevMo Tucson. Pours black with a ton of khaki foam. Big chocolate and roast notes on the nose. Taste the roast on the tongue but it also feels slightly burned as well. finishes clean. eh.
Cybercat (3194) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smoky, earthy aroma has nutty, yeasty and hoppy hints. It pours a beautiful opaque dark-chocolate brown with a fairly thick and persistent tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Sublime flavor has smoky, roast malt, coffee, nutty, earthy and toffee notes of varying prominence, quite tasty. Texture has good body and fizz - not full-bodied, but still impressive. Heartily recommended.
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy chocolate and a bit of coffee in the nose. Dark brown, translucent at the edges, and little head. Decent chocolate flavor, some brown sugar, and not a lot else. Very mild aftertaste. Smooth, thin, and a bit fizzy. Mild and pleasant. Okay.
SSSteve (3719) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. nice looking, thick, light brown head. chocolatey sweet oatmeal aroma. flavor has good blend of bitter roast and sweet milk chocolates. the body is thin for an oatmeal stout, but the oatmeal addition does make the palate creamy. kind of dry finish.
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Radarsock. Good, half-inch light brown head. Black body. Decent lace. Good, hearty texture, but light-tan medium body. Lighter, smooth carbonation. Great aromatic nose. Nice creamy chocolate malts and oat flavor, some good roastiness. Satisfying, robust flavor, good mild bitter sweet roasty taste. Satisfying solid oatmeal stout. Can’t complain. Good example of the style. My mom had a sip, she really seemed to like it.
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Nimbus. Pours dark brown. Aroma has cocoa oatmeal chocolate. Taste is sweet with some roast. Decent beer.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Stout looking. Chocolate aroma and flavor. Softer roasted notes. Lots of malt with only a hint of hops that are noticed more in the after taste. A creamy feel. Nothing here is big but it is nice.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, shared bottle at the Gingerman .. . poured a deep brown .. light foam .. light lacing .. .chocolate cereal mostly .. . pretty thin but its average .. . . Dewey, you fool, your decimal system has played right into my hands!
mnurda (1101) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of the sampler tray. Great stout . Loved the English Kent hops. Will try this again
CanIHave4Beers (3132) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
State week month, week 1 Oct 2nd - 8th. State: Arizona.
Cheers to dcschiller for not only sending me this bottle of delicious beer, but for sending me a bottle with such an awesome label, I hope it’s easy enough to get off!
The beer pours a black color, ruby around the edges when held up to the light. The head is of a medium size, off white in color, and succeeds in leaving a nice lacing on the glass.
This is a damn fine smelling beer, loads of chocolate both dark chocolate and sweeter "hershey’s syrup" kind of chocolate are distinctly identifiable in the aroma. The beer displays a nice roastiness and the aroma is all around pungent and not unlike some sort of magical fermented mocha.
The flavor of the beer is pleasantly bitter, lightly tart, and displays plenty of roasty coffee-like flavors. The beer is lightly fruity and has some dark chocolate notes, it’s really not dry or anything but it’s pleasantly not-so-sweet.