MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (650ml). Poured extremely dark brown (virtually black) with a dense, tanned, frothy head which lasted well. Aroma was of tropical hops with pineapple rings, ripe apricots, roasted hazelnuts, new leather and hints of carob chocolate. Flavor was somewhat similar to aroma with a moderate tropical hop bitterness with nectarines, caramel malts, toast, black coffee and a dry earthy finish with some light hop resins. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry hoppy mouthfeel, slick texture and a great length finish.
Gription79 (1579) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 22 ounce bomber with Ed at the Bayou. This is a great beer, but I really enjoy the bitter chocolate and coffee finish. There is a strong caramel character in the middle of the taste that detracts from the flavors I enjoy. Overall a solid stout.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and light liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, light malt acidic, coffee and liquorish.
DylansDad (159) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first Oatmeal stout, and what a ripper! Do all oatmeal stouts taste this good? Appearance is stout with the added bonus that this beer has some of the most beautiful, intricate lacing I’ve seen. Beautiful plumage! And the taste! Honestly, I can’t pick out the oatmeal, but all the flavours of this beer just seem to get sucked into my tastebuds like there has been a drought or something. Very nice.
flylikeabanana (158) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pete's. A black pour with a frothy, retentive light brown head. Good lacing. Aromas of sugary malt and coffee. Taste is oatmeal, espresso, and a semisweet chocolate finish. A well balanced, albeit bitter stout.
AndyW68 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better than most. Black with tan head. Aroma is smokey snd sweet caramel. Taste is same but malty with chocolate and coffee.
Poobah (200) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a lively, thick, tan head with some lacing after a sip. Syrupy sweet, roasty nose. Creamy and smooth entry with a malty mouthfeel followed by a dark chocolate, roasted nut, somewhat bitter dark roast coffee finish. Where is the vanilla ice cream when I need it?
Fritz123 (236) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Yardhouse in Boca Raton. Poured into an American pint glass. Jet black, opaque with a thick two-finger off-white head. Almost looked like it was on nitro but it wasn’t. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The taste wasn’t as complex as I expected but very good overall. The notes of chocolate, roasted malts, slight coffee and bread came through nicely. The mouth was smooth and the after was slightly bitter and dry. Very good job though.
Viper666 (2696) - Saint-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 650ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de chocolat noir, de malt rôti, léger de café avec des notes de chocolat au lait (notes lactiques), de fumée de bois, de houblon herbeux ainsi que quelques traces de mélasse sucrée. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture crémeuse. Léger goût de chocolat au lait (légèrement lactique) avec des petites notes de vanille et de mélasse lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi rapidement d’un goût de malt rôti (allant un peu vers le brûlé) et moyen de chocolat noir puis en finale l’on retrouve un moyen-léger goût de café et de houblon herbeux aux petites notes citriques. Post-goût long, léger-moyen amer de rôti, léger de houblon herbeux et de chocolat noir avec des traces de café. (2006)
Vells (257) - LATVIA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep almost black ruby with medium brown head. Lasting & lacing.
Aroma.. roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, bit hops, kinda vanilla
Sweet dominates. But definitely not oversweetened.
Standard, but very decent and well balanced brew.
ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large tan head, which lasts well and leaves very good lacing. Milk chocolate, Irish coffee, port and cream make for an alluring aroma. Herbal and floral hops up front interplay nicely with roasty malt. Smooth milk chocolate and Vienna coffee create a rich, silky body, with the coffee strengthening to a more bitter espresso flavour leading into the finish, where it blends with a mild resurgence of herbal hops. This is a very nicely balanced stout: rich and flavoursome, with just enough hops to stop it from getting bogged down. A thoroughly enjoyable beer.