zvsn (1501) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks DSG. Pours brown-black with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, mocha, dried fruits. Sweet, chocolate, toffee, cocoa and roasted flavors. Medium-bodied, smooth and pleasant. Great beer.
rayaron (1268) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Thanks DSG. Deep brown with medium brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, some coffee, somewhat cidery and creamy. Sweetish flavor, notes of sourish apple, cidery, notes of coffee, some roastiness, light bitterness, a bit sticky. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied. Very nice.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom Lís place. Black with a tan head. Great aroma of dark chocolate and some roast. Sweetish flavor with dark chocolate, roast, a bit of coffee, a smoky note, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Very good.
ThreeCats (796) - ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black with ruby highlights and a huge dark mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark carmel, and roast. Taste very roasty, with lots of bitter chocolate and espresso. Not as sweet as aroma would suggest, but very full. If the aroma promised cappuccino, the flavor delivered really good Italian espresso. Great beer.
robbyg4307 (3) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent oatmeal stout. Perhaps my new favorite stout. Robust flavor, smooth creamy mouth feel with a hint of chocolate.
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coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great coffee like aroma with some oatmeal sweetness. The roast in this stout is cut significantly by the oatmeal but does not cause it to be too sweet. I'm biased against this category because I like my stouts bigger and heavier but this is good for the style.
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stoutandoysters (4) - - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have no idea how to describe brews like most of you folks. I have been drinking craft beers since the Reagan administration. I know what I like and this is good stuff.
Travlr (20281) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Opaque dark brown, massive tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of cocoa sprinkled on oatmeal with briwnies in the side. Taste has cocoa powder, toasted brownie. Nice.
drjoeng (696) - SINGAPORE - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7.2%ABV. Oatmeal stout
Nice creamy brown head. Held for a good long time. Invitingly so. Iím not usually moved by whether an ale holds itís head or not, but in this case, the head looked so inviting, I ended up gulping the whole bottle and only got a chance to get a feel for the aroma and the taste on the 2nd go around.
Nose is typical stout with understated flavor notes of toast. The aroma fills the palate quite aggressively with a clean roasted barley body fleshed out by a heart oatmeal heft. The tastebuds ended up processing a lot of the sweet malty flavors which were robust and were not thin and transient as is the case with many plain Irish stouts. The depth of the malty body is explained partly by the addition of oatmeal which extends the starchy reach of the malt. This is where the true genius of Ninkasiís brew starts to reveal itself in the way that hops are use to gently balance and nudge the palate away from being unctuously saturated and towards wanting MORE. I fell like a noob for this and just could not help gulping the first bottle.
Now, Iím still trying to explain the mouthfeel which was substantial without being cloying or syrupy. Just the right amount of gravitas to be an oatmeal stout without being an actual dubbel.
This clearly goes on my favorites list. A very cunningly crafted oatmeal stout. Kudos!
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good go to stout for me. Available everywhere here. Pours black. Roasty nose. Great mouthfeel and chocolate velvet flavor.