TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy tan head and lacy speckles. Nose is cola, oats and malt. Medium body with zesty carb. Taste is milk chocolate, coffee bean and grass.
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour with a nice brown head. Coffee, roasted malt, ash, dark chocolate, charcoal aroma. Flavor is quite bitter but has some nice dark dried fruit, coffee, chocolate, ash. Not bad at all. Just a bit astringent.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours black brown, tan head. Aroma is malt, molasses, caramel. Flavor is smoke, pine, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, and bitter coffee. Oilier mouth feel than I expected, given the alcohol content.
jtclockwork (13508) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to 5000. Black pour with tan head. Nose is malt balls, coriander, sweet malts, roasted oats and chocolate. Taste is sweet malts, oats and chocolate with lots of malt balls. Somewhat sweet and roasty.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate and oats. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, rocky, brown head that mostly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Opaque. Not sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, coffee, oats, light hops, and a hint of cream. Medium body. Thin, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate, malt, coffee, and oat finish is lightly dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
kramer (5760) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a black body with a small frothy brown head that left some lacing and receded to a thin covering. The aroma is just delicious. Rich chocolate and roast with a nice oat character and a bit of earthiness. The flavor is nicely roasty, slightly sweet, with a smooth oat character that really mellows out the overall flavor profile. A bit of burnt malt and coffee rounds out the finish that lingers on for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and almost creamy in texture with perfect soft and gentle carbonation. Overall a very nice Oatmeal Stout with a good deal more depth of flavor than your average Sweet Stout.
riversideAK (6055) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, roast, dark bitter chocolate, oily hops in the nose. Light sweetness as well. Pours black, oily with a soft tan head. The flavor starts off with a blast of roast and coffee, moves to dark bittersweet chocolate with light sweetness throughout, then moves to an oily hop bitterness in the back end. Dry and bitter with nice underlying sweetness. Creamy and almost oily body. Really a very enjoyable sweet stout.
DuffMan (9022) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at the post-GCBF tasting. Dark brown, thin tan head, patchy lace. Aroma is chiefly coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavours of dry coffee grounds, chocolate liqueur, molasses. Medium sweetness, medium-to-full bodied. Quite good.
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head that mostly dissipates atop clear brown-garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, milk chocolate, syrup, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, earthy, bittersweet chocolate, light syrup. Sticky medium-full body.
jonas (6619) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black, offwhite rim. Dark roast, licorice nose. Peppery salmiac, spicy. Medium to light body. Praline aftertaste. Intense.