BlazerT (58) - POLAND - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Teku/nonic glass. Pitch black with big, mocca, long lasting head. Good lacing.
Medium roasted grains aroma character (partly coffee-like aromas), medium fruity aromas - rasins, plums. Almostly none hop aroma, light oatmeal aroma. Mainly you can smell dark fruits mentioned above, in the second place roasted grains with dominant coffee aroma, than dark chocolate.
Medium sweet taste. Earthy and grainy steel oat flavour. Strong character of roasted malts. Sometimes it tastes like coffee with cream or milk. In the end the coffee flavor is really dominant. Low bitterness somewhere in the end. Aftertaste is mild coffee-bitter. Medium-full body, silky and very smooth, almost light oily. Medium carbonation. Finishing is bitter and dry.
cmacklin (250) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is slightly sweet with notes of coffee and a dry, bitter chocolate finish.
ARH (370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured into an 8oz shaker. A big coffee aroma with a chocolate touch is notable right from the start. Underneath that, there’s a grain and/or oat, dry aroma with a bit of pine. The color is a rich, syrupy, near opaque brown - black topped by a light, micro bubble, light brown head. A okay ring is retained with a very light, wispy layer. No lace is left on this one. The taste is a medium - high sweetness with a medium bitter quality near the end. The syrupy, viscous texture has very little, flat carbonation with a big, full malt body. The finish is a combination of dark chocolate, oats and grains, and leftover brewed coffee with maybe even a bit of a nuttiness. The aftertaste is burnt toast and oats with chocolate syrup; it’s also a bit resinous.
angel77 (849) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en mayo de 2013. Lote csnw13 hasta 20-12-2013. color negro con espuma oscura. Sabores y aromas a maltas tostadas, cafés torrefactos y cacao. Cuerpo ligero a medio, fácil de beber con no mucha sensación alcohólica. Bastante bien, aunque se hecha de menos un poco mas de densidad, espesor y sabores intensos. Así con todo, para repetir sin problemas.
Ester_ (98) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color. Medium persistent brown colored foam collar. Aromas of coffee, roast, oat and hops. Flavors of roasted malt, oat and resinous and bitter hops.
Couleur noire. Moyen col de mousse tintée qui persiste. Arômes de café, torréfaction, avoine et houblons. Saveurs de malt torréfié, avoine et houblons résineux et amère.
Rollin (3) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great dark color, had this on nitro. Coffee, dark chocolate tastes, clean and smooth.
Metalchopz (2258) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Hunger Mountain Coop in Vermont. Pours a real dark brown colour with hardly any highlights. Mocha brown coloured head, great retention and sticky lacing. Roasted malt aromas with lots of fruity notes from the malt. Hints of coffee, also found in the taste a little more. Takes over the fruitiness of the malt. Coffee lingers in the after taste with a little dryness from the hops, creating some mild bitterness. A nice beer but seems to me more like a regular porter than an oatmeal stout. Missing the creaminess and sweetness of one. Love Rogue, but not impressed with this one.
mintzmeet (195) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
inky black. frothy head. smooth slick mouthfeel. low carbonation. pretty meaty. slight bitterness, dries out tongue.
onceblind (4012) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Inky black pour with a thick tan head. Rich nose of earthy chocolate and steel cut oats with a dry roastiness. Nice creamy and rich flavor that isnt too heavy or syrupy. Nice sweet earthy roast tones with some cocoa and earthy oat, with a smoky finish.
pilsgrimage (1) - Madison, USA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dry, hints of chocolate, not the smooth silky mouthfeel I’d expect, mild bitterness overpowers malty sweetness. I fear this hasn’t been stored properly and may be a disservice to the brewers.