RobertDale (4547) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Eugene! Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, sweet chocolate, coffee, and lactose. Somewhat bitter finish. Good.
skmikeg (1466) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, bakers coco, molasses, sweet malts, and some vanilla. Taste is about the same as the aroma and is of roasted malts, milk and dark coco, coffee, sweet malts,mint, and vanilla. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice oatmeal stout.
Funknmilla (730) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from 3-28-2010....lets just say its black....dark brown sugar colored head....super creamy body....nice roasted malt/milky chocolate aroma....a little coffee taste and aroma...quite the tasty milk/sweet stout!
TSuthard (10) - - NOV 23, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep, dark brown but bald. Even a little swirl ca't ressurect the head. Tastes like chocolate milk, but with no carbonation. A little heat from the alcohol on the back end. A milk should be cooling. The flatnes and alcohol take away from the delicious chocolate taste.
SG111 (658) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black w/ a tan head. Aroma is malty with lots of rich milk chocolate. Flavor is sweet, similar to left hand milk stout, but has a slight hint of coffee bitterness at the end. Definitely more effervescent than I would necessarily like. I think this w/ nitro would be very nice. Overall, very nice.
Bulk_Carrier (3009) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my sister.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Gentle sporadic lacing sticks around the sides of the glass.
The smell had a soft chocolate sweetness with a gentle rolling warmth of booze underneath, huh, hmmm...must be really fresh at 6.7%. Light grainy to thick dark fruitiness trying to strike a certain strength in this one.
The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and added a good sweet booziness.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light for the most part and showed a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but not overbearing.
Overall, good beer, now where are my oatmeal raisin cookies to go with this? (wink). Iíd have it again.
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with pineypower. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Thanks Dean.
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Black pour. Soft beige foam on top that dies to a lasting ring. Feels quite thin to start with (for an oatmeal stout.) Grows thicker as it warms. Some coffee chocolate cookies. Soft milky vanilla cream. Reddish brown fruit. Figs. Molasses. Some ascetic notes in the nose. Darkly sweet but a nice sudden dry spicy finish. Missing complex stout flavors, but otherwise not so bad.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours black as night with a thin tan head . Aroma of roast malt and sweet lactose. Thick and creamy on the palate. Flavor of roasty oats, some burnt malt and lots of sweet sugar with an abrupt bitter finish.
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keanex (1639) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Undated bottle, from the 2013 release though.
Appearance: The pour is pitch black and the body is equally as so. A tall, neat and dense brown head rises from the black body and sticks around for a bit for a nice presentation.
Aroma: The aroma is mild with some carbonic acid. Creamer is noticed along with hints of roast and bittersweet chocolate. The aroma is a bit muted and blurred.
Taste: This tastes better than it smells. I get a solid malt base of bittersweet chocolate with roast becoming prominent by the finish. Lactose sweetness runs through, but thereís a mild astringency throughout as well. The finish lingers of a roasty bitterness.
Palate: Nearly full-bodied, a bit light. Carbonation is a bit too present.
Overall: I donít find myself looking to buy this again, especially when Left Hand does it cheaper and better. Why is this a $12 six pack to begin with? Itís only traveled a few hours and itís no more expensive to brew than their other beers which are more reasonably priced. I donít get it.