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Panhead Black Top Oat Stout

Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales
Style: Stout
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
As self-confessed bogans we have a natural attraction to black, preferably matte, so Blacktop Oatmeal is close to our hearts. The key to creating a silky death metal monster like this is the caramelised Golden Naked Oats we’ve built it around. Sophisticates will detect the chocolate and coffee notes of creamy tiramisu. The rest of us will note that it matches our jeans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2016

330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Clear, deep cola blackish brown colour; Near zero head and residual soapy beige foam which fades in 5 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of roasted dark malt, with light roasted nuts, light black coffee, toffee, caramel, chocolate, cream, light lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of dark malt, with strong roastyness, burnt caramel, light toffee, black coffee, molasses notes, fair lemon, fair bitter hops light grass; Light body. Dry, watery and slightly slick palate; Mouth Feel is strong roasty dart malt in a very thin background. Toasty burnt caramel as base with fair black coffee and bare notes of sweetness. Oat smoothness is next to none. Good lemon to round. Pretty good… Hoppiness is light lemon and light grass in nose and taste; Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, mid-astringent toasty finish; Dry after taste. Roasty and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has very good roastyness and just right burnt character, only the watery body and lack of taste variety (especially oat smoothness) hold its back. Drinkable but not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1385) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2016
From a bottle. Looks and smells the part, smooth with delicious roasted flavours. Will drink again for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne Looks the part - lovely black & tan thing happening. Nose is roasty - burnt bread crust, licorice, some citrusy hops. Medium-full bodied, smooth, creamy carbonation, slightly oily. Toasted cereals on the body, medium roasted coffee and nuts, those citrus hops are subtle towards the finish providing a lingering moderate bitterness. Pretty good stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2015
330ml bottles poured solid black with a tan head & oily the aroma is mostly oats the taste is similar all oats a touch earthy roasty little coffee or chocolate there is a molasses type sweetness in the background finishing quite dry & bitter nice blend going down well

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1427) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
BB 20/08/15. Poured an opaque black colour with a big two-finger light tan quite dense foamy head that retained extremely well and laced OK. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste initially shows a bit of sweetness and this followed by roasted and burnt flavours finishing with a moderate bitterness. Medium body, a bit thinner than I like in a stout. A bit dry but easy to drink with a low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (558) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2015
A bit like a fast ball delivery, this. The front and middle are gone in a silky flash and *bang!* the finish crashes in with roasted and burnt bitterness, chalky coffee, vanilla, creamy oats and a very slight sour green fruit. The video referee is called in allowing you to reconstruct the front and middle in slo-mo. Very quaffable. Good level of bitterness. Quite boring at first, but quite endearing after the first 1/3 of a pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2015
Pours near black with a fluffy tan head. Mollassas and coffee aromas. Chocolate roast and fruity yeast flavour, with a creamy finish. Pretty ordinary stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours darn brown with a creamy head that slowly disappears. Body is moderate and oily with low carbonation. Aroma is fairly mild and taste is coffee, molasses and a bit of tobacco smoke. Easy drinking but nothing exceptional

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodies_Best (266) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2014
330 ml bottle pours black with small head. Overall good drop, well rounded session bear

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from The Beer Cellar online store (April 2013). Oily black, thin tan head, dry roasted grain, mild coffee, chocolate, creamy oats, some vanilla, soft carbonation, medium body, thin texture, dry bitter finish. A nice stout.

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