BucannonXC5 (746) - 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 didn’t 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 didn’t come together. I probably wouldn’t have it again.
foyle (189) - Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass.
Appearance: pours a 3/4" cream colored head that recedes leaving light lacing. Color is a dark reddish brown that is nearly opaque. Some streaming carbonation is detectable despite the dark color.
Aroma: roasty malt, caramel, toast, a bit of herbal hops and some vanilla.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and fizzy, somewhat sticky with a drying finish.
Flavor: nice combination of dark roasted malts, creamy oats, some vanilla and caramel with some earthy and herbal hops.
Overall: well done oatmeal stout and appropriate to the style.
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from a Winter Sampler Pack from Safeway Salinas. Nose is chocolate and very light amounts of coffee. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is light chocolate with hints of sweet and bitter.
COMRADEJOSH (263) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth creamy with hints of chocolate well balanced and easy on the palate. Very enjoyable and well done.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in a mix pack at Costco. A nice stout that is very clean and smooth on the palate. The flavor was not quite what you would want and IBUs are quite low.
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Walnut Creek
Dark brown with a small beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate , coffee and toasted malts. Flavors of chocolate and roasty
Decent, mild stout.
jdavidh (134) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great chocolate and coffee nose with a rich mahogany color. Typical solid oatmeal stout flavors.
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Zymurgeist2 (876) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle to wine glass. Chocolate and roast aroma. Black with a taupe head that lingers. Taste is mostly roast with slight chocolate background. Slight silkiness from the oats. Not bad.
chuckstout (235) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, roast and bread aromas. Pours a near black with a mocha colored head and great lacing. Chocolate, espresso smooth, lager like quality makes it very drinkable.
5000 (6029) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, large pillowy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale sweet roasted
malt nose.   Faint apple or pear skin.   Smooth on the tongue, soft, pale roasted malts, moderate sweetness, a
touch of sweetness.   Very little bitterness, to be expected.   As it warms the apple and pear skin seem to become
more apparent.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with some soft pale fruitiness, semi-sweet, mild roasted
malts, and a touch of campfire or charred wood.   A very pale example, little hops, perhaps a bit more fruity than
most.   Not bad, but very pedestrian.   Nothing wrong about it, other than perhaps its not as big as others.
Still enjoyable for what it is.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad stout. A friend grabbed a growler of this and brought it to a BBQ the other day. I didn’t expect too much from Pyramid, but was pleasantly surprised.