thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one at the debut of it at the brewery as I couldn’t make it to the store’s debut! Glad to see more of the stores in this area collaborating with some of the breweries here! Served from tap into an RJ Rockers shaker. Poured pitch black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, and oatmeal. The flavor was of sweet malt, coffee, roasted malt, cream, oatmeal, subtle dark fruit, and smoke (upon warming). It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation (almost creamy in texture). Overall this was a pretty good brew. I really like how they were able to incorporate the coffee into the oatmeal stout on this one while not overpowering the oatmeal which can be easy to do. The ABV on this one is nowhere to be found, so take this as a warning if you just cracked open a 64 oz growler of this. The nose on this was nice and bold, but not overpowering in any way. Definitely a well done brew that I’m glad I got the chance to try and will get to many more times in the future. I suggest you try to do the same. Tick.
Huhzubendah (3481) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Smoke and Barrel in D.C.
The beer is black with an inch of thick, creamy foam. The aroma brings a big dose of chocolate and oatmeal. The coffee is an aspect of the beer, and while present, does not dominate the flavor, as seems to be the trend with other bees of this ilk. Medium bodied with some lingering dark chocolate and charred roast. I would write more but it’s my turn to hold the baby.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Smoke & Barrel. Darker near black pour. Latte foam. Good lace. Nose is muddled, dusty cocoa powder and lemon. Taste is lemon coffee acid, sharp wood, tobacco, and spice. Dry, dusty, sharply bitter in the finish. Heavy coffee grind forward with some gritty harshness. Not the best coffee beer, but very drinkable.
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a growler and served in a shaker pint. Dark brown with reddish highlight and a nice lasting khaki head and good lacing. Looks great. Chocolate and coffee nose. Medium body and very smooth. Some sticky sweetness stays on the lips. Milk chocolate, caramel/toffee and black cherry/fig flavors balanced with some coffee bitterness in the finish. Excellent brew and I’m glad to see Rockers trying some new things. Hoping they offer this one again.
geologyguy (1329) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong stout with very good qualities! Served in snifter, sippin beer! Got on draft at jillians
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 08, 2012
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: black, scant head, bits of lace
Aroma: dark chocolate and roasted coffee aroma
Body: rich creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of dark chocolate, plenty of coffee, as it warms a sweetness begins to emerge to bring out a richer sweeter chocolate character, bitter dark chocolate finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap on cask at Friscoe Grille & Taproom in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, near black with large tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet chocolate, mocha and sweet roasted malt.
Tasted of sweet dark chocolate, smokey roasted malt and sweet mocha latte.
Medium body and soft carbonation.
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