Darwenus (844) - Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, if maybe a little underwhelming. Pours very dark brown, no real head. The aroma is bitter baker’s chocolate, but it’s very restrained. The flavor is restrained, too. I don’t pick up on the usual rich, cereal malt thing that I enjoy about oatmeal stouts. The front of the tongue is watery, but the finish is a little better. A little bitter, roasted malt, and just the slightest hint of vanilla show up on the back end.
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark oily pour with a tan head. Roasty, vanilla, some cocoa. A bit dry. Quite good.
sulawang (985) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Part of a 4-pack, mixed bombers. Pours jet black with a quickly dissipating small head, a thin layer of retention, a few bubbles here and there.
Nose: sweet medium roasted caramel barley malt, prominent vanilla (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: slick-oily-thick, crisp bite
Mid-palate: thick liquid deep roast barley malt, (lvl-6-sweetness), background dissipating tangy sour, milk sugars
Finish: chocolate, vanilla, lingering roasted bitter intermixed with bitter hops
Summary: A deliciously decadent mix of dark roasty chocolate vanilla - great balance, drinkability, and complexity. Lots of flavours you can focus individually on.
altonbrownd (5415) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Dec 24 2015] Bottle from Happy Valley Supermarket, Portland OR. Black body with big tan mocha head. Nose is toasty, vanilla, dark fruits and malts. Taste is roasty, dark fruits. Bitter in the finish.
Andrus86 (354) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE. Cola black pour with minimal tan head.. Vanilla & strong malts aroma, with a hint of cherry??.. Good dark malt & creamy texture to start, vanilla is prominent middle to end finishing with a solid dark malt & chocolate bitterness combo.. Sourced Cape Cellars
bartzluke (589) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz ppur from chilled bomber into shaker. Dark, opaque, smooth brown head, but a bit thin. Sweet roasty vanilla nose. Creamy smooth body. Taste is awesome. Cake sweet, vanilla, a nice lasting bitterness. Delicious.
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through Tavour
Appearance: Deep brown black. smaller head of tan bubbles.
Nose: Sweet. dark chocolate. Malt forward. Obligatory vanilla notes.
Taste: toasted oats, roast nut, some coffee. Vanilla and some chocolate bitters
Body: medium to full and creamy
Parting thoughts: First beer from a highly regarded brewery. Solid above average. Not otherworldly though.
NikkTwist (2621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Pitch black pour with a thick top of khaki foam. Messy rows of lace. Glossy dark roasted malts. Milky dark cocoa. Vanilla hazelnut coffee. The oats fill out the body nicely. Hints of tree nuts and burnt toast. Solid but not extraordinary.
coachd (541) - Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet aroma of vanilla, roast, dark fruit and oats. Surprisingly boozy in the scent. Flat black color with a big pillow of light brown foam. Tastes more roasty than sweet with the same dark fruit characteristics as in the aroma. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Average palate, a little watery. This was just ok. I disagree with the high rating.
hman43 (1057) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours black with a brown head. There is plenty of lacing on the glass. It has aromas of oats, vanilla, and chocolate. There are oat, chocolate, and vanilla flavors with hints of coffee. It has a very creamy texture that has a medium feel and finishes moderately bitter.