TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the Flossmoor Map Room Event (Chicago, IL). Pours a pitchblack pour, a good body, thick cakey light brown head, laces ok. Aromas are heavy cold espresso, coffee bena sna droasted malt tempered with a touch of dark cocoa. Roasty, with good coffee feel. Initial is roasty, cold espresso, coffee benas, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Thinner bodied, sessionable. Heavy roast flavors. Good drinkability, great flavors for a more drinkable stout. Tasty, with roast and coffee lingering. Pairs well with cocoa. A nice roasty, stout, heavy coffee influence but not overbearing on the palate. Tasty.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oakshire espresso stout...pours a medium dense black pour with cola
brown edges... Huge espresso coffee nose with very little of anything
else. One dimensional but fairly nice... Big coffee espresso flavors,
somewhat thin but pretty nice with a coffee grind finish.
Aforementioned thin body but not too bad of an offering
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pour is black with a nice tan head. Aroma is huge espresso with a lingering roasted malt component. Not really much else. Flavor is also huge deep roasted espresso with hints of roasted malt. Not too much else shines through. It’s potent and maybe one dimensional but solid and delivers what it promises.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by DuffManSW, thanks for bringing this one in Sean. Rating #44. Pitch black pour with a real dark tan head,nice looking beer. Smells like chocolate covered coffee beans, great aroma. A little smokey, chocolate roast and a little coffee, very smooth and a little sticky as well, real nice overall. (1146)
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pours black with a mocha he anad...Aroma is cold espresso and coffee grounds..Flavor is cold coffee and some chocolate..thin with good carbonation.
Djac3 (1) - USA - FEB 18, 2010 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the top stouts on the market and is absolutely delicious if you haven’t tried this beer get off your computer now and do what ever you can to have it. HURRY!!
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with some tan foam. Nose is espresso, brown sugar and earthy fig. Medium light with buzzy carb. Taste is espresso, light molasses, burnt sugar and residual pine. Roasty; good stout.
bhensonb (11049) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Smells like coffee. Medium body with sharp, creamy carbonation. Tastes like coffee. Chocolate note. Smooth. Mild bitterness from malt and coffee. Tastes pretty good. Develops some espresso like aspects in the finish.
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a dark black with a tad bit of light coming through the edges and a 1-2 finger dark tan head. The nose shows nice smooth coffee, mild sweetness, some roast, bakers chocolate. Flavor is coffee and roast with some chocolate, mild bitterness on top of roast, some sweetness. Body is cut by the coffee, nice roast.
drm49ers (1) - USA - JAN 4, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best Espresso Stout, even has a hint of chocolate. Too bad they had to change their name from Willamette Brewing.