GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle as part of their winter sampler pack. Medium chestnut brown pour under a short reddish tan head. Aroma of cocoa powder, anise, and day old coffee. My first impressin on tasting was to check the label to see if I’d poured a black lager. There are roadty, chocolatey flavors you’d expect of a stout but none of the rich or creamy texture you normally find in an oatmeal stout. Lacked any lasting sweetness in the finish as well.
I was looking forward to this one but it left me wanting for more. More flavor. More complexity. More texture.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pitch black color with a medium tan head that fades and leaves spotty lacing. Smell of roasted malts and oats. Tastes the same as it smells but not much oat flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty light for a stout. Overall this is just average at best for an oatmeal stout.
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a Pyramid variety 12-pack from Total Wine. I find most Pyramid above average to average; this falls on the average side, though there’s nothing wrong. Not a ton of flavor for the style. Some standard stout flavor, a little licorice, maybe a hint of oatmeal and coffee. Prickly carbonation for mouth feel. It seemed like there was more flavor colder.
smaynard6000 (767) - Apopka, Florida, 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 (988) - 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. I’d give this a D rating.
AdamGott (386) - 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/’chocalate aromas - taste of chocolate and coffee - lingering brown sugar and chocolate
Oscbert (1130) - 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 (2788) - Salem, Oregon, 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 (334) - 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. It’s like pureed devil’s 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 (672) - 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.