queenholly (1853) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Coffee, chocolate, earthy oat, and vanilla aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Chocolate, coffee, and oat flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Chocolate oatmeal malt and ash aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Chocolate oatmeal malt flavor. Bitter herbal finish. Not bad.
Chudwick (1084) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is smoky. Flavor adds roasted malts, chocolate and perhaps licorice. Dry. Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Decent.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Thatís two of us who have rated this in the past month- any way to un-retire it? Pours a dark brown with a small but resilient tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee, and oatmeal. Flavor improves upon that, with roasted malts, oatmeal, coffee, cocoa powder, and some earthy hop bitterness. More roasty and bitter than sweet. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Still lighter in body than I would have liked. Roasty, bitter finish. Pretty good beer.
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This my favorite beer Iíve had at Rock Bottom. Pours dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is of sweet oatmeal, malt and alcohol. Taste is of sweet oatmeal with toasted malt. Nice finish with a sweet lingering oatmeal taste. Very good.
ewestern (254) - Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma was sweet slightly roasted malts but somewhat weak. The appearance was incredible. Dark brown color with a frothy creamy light brown head. Head lasted until the end and left really good lacing. Medium body and slightly watered down palate carried a flavor of caramel and coffee that would have been better if not for the watery feel to it. Finished with a nice coffee bitterness. Definitely could have been better.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ RB Cinci. Dark brown color with a medium head and malty aroma htat had some light grain and chocolate. Flavor is a bit bland - roasty malts and some coffee/chocolate. Not bad, just could have been better.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Poured a black color with an average creamy light brown head that was lasting. Good roasted malt sweet aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Moderate sweet oatmeal flavor with an average finish.