nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some thin, creamy tan head. Nose is nice and roasty, sweet, brown sugar, licorice, molasses, cookie dough. Flavor is sweet, toast, dark grain bread, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Full bodied, dry, roasted finish.
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured a rich, deeper brown with a short-lived tan head. The aroma picked up sweet and buttery chocolates, vanilla, and molasses with a touch of cola on the edges.. cake-like and enticing. The flavor found more molasses and some black patent maltage at the core.. sweet milky chocolates and rolled oats on the edges.. finished sweet, but with a fine complement of roast and alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. balance was solid, but it could’ve used more bubbles.. I’d gladly drink more.
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wash. DC tasting.
woot, some tasty treat here.
dark brown color, perfect tan head.
aroma, ark malts, some light elements adding for a nice milky-like nose, fruity with some sweet notes.
flavors, deep malty flavors, coffee and espresso flavors with moderate touch of milk-chocolate, cocoa nibs.
A lot going on here, palate is smooth and creamy with a nice lingering coffee/espresso finish.
Some faint bitter hops peek through here and there, but overall this is one delicious sweet stout.
Pailhead (6349) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma is a really nice combination of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla cream, and faint coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and roasted malt. The chocolate intensifies in the finish along with vanilla cream and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty.
Travlr (20287) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DC local tasting. Brown. Aroma of whiskey, taste is same plus oak, oil. Light body. Not bad.
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from SL. The appearance was deep dark black. The aroma was chocolate, dark fruits, anise, faint roast. The flavor followed with licorice and some smokey/char elements. Mouthfeel was full if not a bit acidic. Overall, a bit bitter to astringent even, lacking the oatmeal bite in the best of these, although others with me liked it a bit.
Goodgrief (1972) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing this suprisingly tasty treat. Pour was dark as night with nice boozy and chocolately aroma. Flavor was smooth sweet chocolate malt, with nice rich oaty/graininess. Some roasted malts provided a nice finish to the experience. One of the better "nonimperials" out there. Darned good.
omhper (22889) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, from Spokne, WA. Very black, beige head. Tarry asphalt aroma. Dense and full bodied with compact mouthfeel. Salty with tar and licorice. Long tarry bitterness. A concentrated very solid stout.
bluejacket74 (1770) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention is low, but there’s a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee and molasses. The brew tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a bit of an herbal flavor that I can’t exactly identify. The aroma is sweet but the taste is mostly roasty and bitter, more bitter than I would expect from an oatmeal stout. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and has good carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it’s easy enough to drink. Not a bad overall brew, I think it’s worth a try.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark pour, head is creamy and thick. Laces well. A mild but pleasant smokey roasted flavor with a sweet lingering finish.