queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Black brown with a small tan head. Roasty milk chocolate, mocha, a little dark fruit, and earthy oat aroma. Roasty malt, coffee, chocolate, and ashy/earthy oat. Body seems a little light for the style, moderate carbonation.
Tstamba (212) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours black with two finger thick foamy head, nice cascading lace... I get coffee and roasty malts on the nose, well balanced with a little sweetness from the oats to balance the finish... Well done...
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Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Polished, roasty aroma. Chocolates, brandy cherries, coffee, more.
Graham cracker maltiness and sarsaparilla bittersweetness make up a simple, top-heavy flavor.
Mouthfeel is round and delicate, lacking in a certain pillowy depth that characterizes better examples.
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells like coffee beans. Tastes like chocolate and bitter coffee. Medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, light earthy hops, light smoke, and some raisins. Flavor is smoke and roast malts forward with supporting earthy hops, oats, and some dark fruit; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
SrSilligoose (3117) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Tap. Clean roast. Cream. Milk chocolate. Touch of molasses. Decent beer. Doges.
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap, and served from a bartender who probably went as a "nerd" in high school. Reddish dark-brown pour which sustained huge frothy mocha head. Smells and tastes of refined sugar, Coca-Cola, licorice, and ash. Oats, roast and vanillin by swallow. Alright. Too sweet for the style, IMHO.
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours rich brown with a fine, bubbly head. Rich chocolate aroma with moderate roast, some char. Medium sweet flavor with dark chocolate, dark toast, modest earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faint dryness to finish with loads of rubust yet restrained chocolate and roasted malts. Superb.
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Pours black, thin frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Sweet malty nose, slightly toasty, a little bit of milk chocolate.   Sweet oatish and dark chocolate on the tongue.   Decent malt base, toasty, well balanced with some of the roast and the sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, toasted malts, chocolate, oatish, with a slight coffee tinge.   Pretty respectable, and a solid example.   Thanks for the bottle Jeff!
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ GBBF ’12. The pour’s deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is light raisin, oatmeal cookie, some chocolate. The taste is oatmeal raisin cookie, more chocolate, sweet. Light body, slightly watery. Overall, a bit too sweet and watery. OK.