Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample I got fizzed quite a bit, if not volcanically, so have a towel handy. It pours a warm sable with a very thick, fluffy, rather persistent tan head. Rick, smoky aroma has notes of quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and brown sugar with some nutty and earthy hints.. Slightly powdery texture has average body but plenty of fizz, and leaves a chocolaty, earthy finish. Overall, a well-crafted beer.
gam (3351) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large tan head very dark stout carbonation medium aromas rich chocolate the smooth oatmeal caramel and vanilla flavour malt coffee first up good bitter oat meal not so strong as to give a smoothness rich chocolate a thin sort of taste reminding me of some other stouts that have put me off rich but thin tasting the bitter was good at the end in this one
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a decent tan head on a black body but it didn’ t last long. Dark chocolate on the nose with a hint of coffee. Taste is more cocoa than chocolate, fairly smooth and easily drinkable, a little bit more body would make it a better oatmeal stout to me.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nose is Nesequick and chocolate syrup - appealing in a nostalgic sense. Falls apart from their. Flat, dank and hard going even for 5%. Really thin and a strange tang to the finish. No carbonation after 5 minutes in the glass. Failed experiment but at least t Renaissance are giving these a go.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours black with a quickly dissipating bubbly head - quite carnonated. Roast malt on the nose with chocolate and herbal notes. Burnt more than roasted malt on the palate. A dark chocolate flavour, but a strong lingering molasses in the finish. Just doesn’t do it for me.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a flat cola brown with a thin trace of foam that quickly disappeared. Even a vigorous swirl of the glass was to no avail as it brought about no head to speak of...it’s a stubborn one. Sweet aroma of chocolate syrup, nuts and coffeeish notes. The chocolate really dominates the flavour but it’s just overly sweet. It’s surprisingly thin in mouthfeel. Very low bitterness for balance and as evident on the pour the lack of carbonation has stunted this beer big time. Unfortunately it just doesn’t really tick the boxes overall. Bottle courtesy of SorenE...cheers mate!
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black in colour, no head. Mild coco aroma. Strong coffee flavours. Thin body, but great flavours.
andrewturba (1089) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque very dark brown with large initial tan head that quickly dissolves leaving a thin covering. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, faintly smokey and sweet. Flavour is cocoa, bittersweet, lots of roasted malts, coffee, earthy, moderate bitterness, and a touch dry.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Dockyard, Newcastle. Amazing beer, nice and thick, with a fantastic chocolate aroma, and a sweet velvety chocolate taste that lingers. Extremely enjoyable beer here.
StevieT (741) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin lasting coffee head, very smooth with a mild chocolate flavour. A great beer.