BucannonXC5 (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: 16-oz. pint glass
From: Hooley’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5 ($1 off with Happy Hour)
Purchased: July 22, 2015
Consumed: July 22, 2015
Poured a black color with 1-to-2 fingers dark khaki head, frothy head when I got it. Above average-to-good amount of layered spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled toffee, caramel, nutty, bitter espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs and roasty oats. (Smell - 3.88)
First taste was very pleasant, getting vanilla bean, toffee and thick espresso. Also bitter coffee beans, caramel, roasty malts and light dry smokiness. (Taste - 4.00)
Full body. Creamy-to-slick texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was a really good beer for the style. Thick and roasty. (Overall - 4.00)
3.98 89 B+
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown/black body with a thick, beige head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/slick texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, char, tart cherry.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black with creamy tan head. Full body with medium high carbonation.
Aroma: charred malt, acetone, nutty oats, toasted grain
Taste: sweet charred malt, leafy hops, brown malt, burnt caramel.
Rather boring overall, and a little bitting.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark blackness, tan head that fades to an oyster, little lacing. Good medium aroma, good & oat-y with just a hint of vanilla. Taste is really quite good, vanilla is there and blends with grains for a more-complex-than-usual stout. Aftertaste is bitter, not too long or strong. Highly recommended.
e303 (286) - - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice oatmeal stout. The nose is big vanilla and toasty oats. The taste is soft vanilla up front, roasted malts and oats with some bittersweet chocolate in the middle, and a bit more hop in the finish than I would like but not overly so. Little carb. Nice.
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kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery! Black with an off-white head. Vanilla and roasty, a little nutty with some hints of sesame and halva in the nose, lots of vanilla and coconut, sweet and round in the mouth. Full body, robust, long chocolate and vanilla finish, no carbonation.
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, vanilla, a bit of chocolate. Sweetish flavor with roast, oatmeal, vanilla and some chocolate. Medium-bodied.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4246) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis - bomber from The Bottle Shop in Seoul. A similar reddish black pour. The nose is a nice vanilla, like a pastry brioche. Medium-light bodied, the tasty is roasty chocolate & vanilla with some oats notes. Quite good.
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stuff. Black pour with great mocha head. Roast and lots of vanilla. Some chocolate and oatmeal. Bittersweet finish. Thick consistency. Good balance, and good beer all around. Tap at Glen’s.
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Opaque brown color, tan head. Aroma of brownies with vanilla sauce. Taste has rich vanilla, cocoa, coffee. Tasty.