bhensonb (9829) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Corti Bros. Pours very dark brown with a foamy 3 finger frothy light tan head. Nice aroma of dark milk chocolate with a hop hit. Med body - less as froth goes. Not the best impression there. The flavor is now bitter chocolate - there seems to be a lot of hop in here. Touch of coffee. I’m not sure this works all that well. Lots of flavor - but harsh - and hoppy chocolate? It is growing on me. Seeing it finishing dry, bitter and chocolate. Ok. I’m convinced.
stoutnick (287) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black. Aroma is roasty. Taste is medium carbonation, mild roast, and boring maltiness. Overall, a dull beer.
kayres (318) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an enormous frothy tan head quickly engulfing the entire class (too many oats), slightly bitter roast aroma. Silky chockaty smooth flavor with a sweet finish
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Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle (6.5% abv). Pours black with a mocha head and the best milk chocolate aroma i have ever had the pleasure of experiencing in a beer. Wonderful chocolate flavour with a hint of coffee. It takes me back to early easter morning, drinking coffee after i had just gotten up and have chocolate eggs for breakfast. A truly wonderful beer.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, oatmeal, raosted malt, tiramisu, cocoa. Great.
Similar flavours, very tiramisu-like. coffee, cocoa, sweet oat/biscuity notes. Finishes with some dry roasted malt.
Could use a thicker body.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-05-20. Very dark brown body, small quick tan head. 3+ Lightly metallic vegetal notes to the aroma, cocoa. Flavour is fairly syrupy and chocolatey up front. Light bitterness dusty malt. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Decent, just okay but the bottle is possibly a touch old. Bottle from LCBO
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottling issue) pours very dark brown with a towering beige head, very good retention and lacing (foaming in mouth, i.e. microbubbles exploding everywhere) lactosed chocolate, plenty of dark chocolate and icing sugar, some coffee grinds, roastiness - light acidity emerging from it, light grass and bittering pine coffee berries. very fizzy when drank immediately, then it settles after several minutes, medium body - a tad weak for an oatmeal stout, its body is mainly due to its residual milk chocolate sugars - never cloying though, assertive bittering coffee finish. nice offering.
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle, shared with friends over a game of Catan. This brewery just arrived in my area, I’m assuming what I had was the freshest version available at the time. Black color. Pours with an aggressively large light brown head. Yup, it’s carbonated. Decent ropes of lace. Good nose: chocolate, light oat. Soft, smooth carbonation. Bittersweet taste. More dry finish. Lightly chewy mouthfeel. Solid chocolate oatmeal stout. Not American-style, though. Lighter bodied, with more airy, soft carbonation than you’d expect from something American with the same name. Solid, I just prefer the American take on this style (go figure).
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with a tan creamy head. Lots of carbonation during the pour. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oat,and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel with roasted malt start and sweet chocolate ending. Some oat and coffee notes as well. Decent beer.
DocJitsu (595) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an opaque, dark brown color with a big, fat burnt caramel colored head. The head takes on the appearance of sea foam. Chocolate and a bit of cola on the nose. The mouthfeel is just so far off base for this style that it is beyond disappointing. Way too much carbonation. The flavor is very thin. Some chocolate that dissipates as quickly as it emerges, followed by a bit of walnut, then to nothing but some plastic finish. Probably a reason this one was retired.