JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a moderate, fizzy sounding, but rather stable light tan head. A chocolate caramel, with just a hint of mocha aroma. Sweet but quite pleasant enough. Not nearly as sweet in the mouth. A light mocha start that dries out throughout. Flavors of caramel, dark cocoa, and roasted malts. Finish and linger go to a bitter, fairly acidic coffee. Hints of lactose. Even though there is a bit of charred ash in the linger, it seems to invite the next sip. Interesting brew.
Hophead22 (2818) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Dark pour with very little light shining through. Dark chocolate aroma, roasty malts as well. Dark roast flavor, some coffee and chocolate in there too, a little bitter in the finish.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a quickly dissolving off white head and some lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet with dark roasted malt, fruit (apples and pears) and light floral. Flavor is dark malt and fruity with some coffee as well. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Finish is medium with semi-sweet fruit. By far the best of the Oso beers I have had, I am tentative to try more.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely the best of the O’so beers I’ve tried so far, but that’s not saying much. Still, if you like roasty, then you’ll like this beer.
Appearance is black with a centimeter or two of head coaxed out by a hard pour. Body looks a little thin. Aroma is roasty but full of diacetyl. Flavor is tons of ’’burned pizza crust’’ flavor...if there were a ’’burned pizza crust’’ flavored syrup, I would suspect there is some in this beer (there’s not that I know of). Mouthfeel is a touch thin.
A pretty good porter, and the first beer from O’so I’ve tried that I would characterize as anything other than disappointing. I bought this bottle as a 12oz single from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Great Lakes Brewfest. Dark Brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and mild fruit. Taste is smooth and sweet but a touch thin too. Taste of roasted and dark malt, chocolate and light caramel. Semi-sweet aftertaste.
jbuzz (722) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oso Brewery night at Three Cellars. This one should put Oso on the map. Coffee, caramel, smooth & creamy with out alot of carbonation
Theis (11355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Sune’s (Thanks). Black - offwhite head. English licorice, burned, dryness, berries, light lactose, coffee, caramel, smooth & creamy. I Love It !!!
doubelknv3 (884) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, nuts, and roast malt aroma notes. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, caramel, and lite hop flavours. Creamy and balanced. The best from O’so.
phishpond417 (2089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thick brownish black colour with a full sized semi sweet tan head. Very creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation, pleasent light chocolate flavors with hints of coffee beans and caramel. Aromas are pleasent also with roasted malt and nutty character. Finishes slightly dry.
sunevdj (2771) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 Bought the bottle at the brewery tasted it at DLD. Pours black with a yellow head. Quite bitter with aromas of coffee, malts and caramel. Hint of sourness. Medium to full bodied. Vell balanced. Creamy mouthfeel.