smaynard6000 (388) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with minimal beige head. Aroma is roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Flavor is sweet and malty with smooth finish but a bit light on body. Average.
Thisis12ptfont (629) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of faint roasted nuts and caramel. Color is black with a magenta hue and no foam. Taste is bland cocoa, barley ant oats on the finish. Overall, very watered down with weak flavors. Not very good quality. Iíd give this a D rating.
AdamGott (382) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown/black pour with brownish head - slight coffee/íchocalate aromas - taste of chocolate and coffee - lingering brown sugar and chocolate
Oscbert (888) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Mild milk chocolate aroma with light roasted nuttiness and coffee.
~Pours a very dark brown almost black with quickly disappearing brown head.
~Roasty malt flavor with coffee and dark chocolate.
~med body med C02, quick bitter roast finish.
~Enjoyable stout. Nothing in particular makes it stand out above others, Wish it was a tad bit sweeter. Maybe some caramel malts would do it justice.
mjg74 (2363) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo. Deep ruby in color with minimal head. Sweet and a little roast smelling. Smell a little yeasty. Aroma reminds me of a dopplebock more than a stout. Thin bodied. Sweet with a little roast. Not very stouty. Seems much more bocky. Finish is pretty dry and bitter. Drinkable, but an otherwise boring stout.
BobbyAnalog (250) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This buzzes with cascades of hearty, deep chocolate and earthy wheat undertones. Itís like pureed devilís food cake pumped with hops. This oatmeal stout has a sinister licorice nose and bleeds a hazy brown. One of the best Pyramid brews, no doubt.
rayOfBeer (546) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: clear brown with thin head. Aroma cocoa powder, brown sugar and some fruit. Flavor is mild wth roast grain and some brown sugar. I was hopoing for more. Not much flavor and rather blah.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
looks like this one came out of retirement, at least for the special winter 12-pack.
pours black with a ruby tint and a large tan head, and a little lacing.
smell is of bakers chocolate, malt, and some grain.
taste is smooth, sweet malt, cocoa, a touch of vanilla bean, and oatmeal. ends smooth and a little thin.
BucannonXC5 (567) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Oct. 7, 2012 (purchased at BevMo in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) as part of a winter variety 12-pack for $15.99 (with card) on Oct. 5, 2012). Black with just below two fingers of khaki tan head.
Surprisingly below average retention all-around.
Smelled dark chocolate, coffee, coffee beans, toffee, roasty malts and even a little black licorice.
Taste didnít really come together as much as I would have liked. Got a lot more black licorice, dark chocolate, coffee and roasty, bitter malts. Maybe even some dark fruits in there late.
Medium-to-full body. Creamy slick texture. Average-to-below average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
I was slightly disappointed. The flavors just didnít come together. I probably wouldnít have it again.
thegreenrooster (2808) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a very minor roasted malt. Flavor is about the same. A very minimal roast malt and ends up very watery. This one should have stayed retired.