DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has got a very dark, opaque brown body, with a rich brown head. Wonderful lacing and impressive head retention. A truly beautiful stout!
A pronounced earthy hoppiness really fights for the main role in the aroma. However, the strong roasted malt profile is still the dominant. Dark chocolate and coffee, with some toasted bread notes.
The taste is kind of coarse at first, with a very pronounced bitterness and coffee notes. However, after a few moments, it becomes much smooth and a bit more complex. It has a very rich roasted malt profile, with almost tobacco-like notes. Dark chocolate, espresso, a bit of licorice, and oatmeal. The finish is bitter and malty. As the beer warms up, you may get some nice sweetness and a smoother finish. Tasty, yet very roasty, so not necessarily a beer for all.
Medium-bodied. Some carbonation can be felt at first. No real feel of alcohol. Not the most pleasant mouthfeel, yet it is quite alright.
For such a hoppy and bitter stout, this goes down very well. I would not call this a session stout, but this is certainly very drinkable nonetheless.
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.
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing pour with a finger of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malts, and slight bitter bakers chocolate. Taste is medium sweet with a bitter oily finish. Amazing stout
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Sweet coffee and caramel - mild citrusy hops - dark chocolate.
Ap: Deep brown with black center, opaque - small light mocha head with poor retention, leaves a thin ring and a wisp of foam on top.
T: Mildly sweet cocoa - light roast coffee - high bitterness, hops have a herbal, slightly piney flavor - char and roasted caramel, slight soy.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - slightly oily - finish is dry.
O: Solid stout - lots of chocolate and coffee flavor with a firm bitterness and some pine and citrus hop accents.
Malrider69 (15) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent oatmeal stout, well balanced with a good combination of hops and malt. Pleasing in appearance and pours with a well defined head.
JHeath99 (485) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee. Taste of coffee with hints of dark chocolate.
rdenney18 (102) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pint bottle. Not a bad stout, but has a little after taste. I probably wouldnt buy it again.
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plaugher (134) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into an English pint. Pours jet black with a half-inch tan head. Nose of roasted malts with a bit of coffee and moderate hoppy presence; rich roasty flavour with a bit of chocolate malt, light hop, bitter finish. Creamy and velvety on the palate. Delightful.
Rperez (103) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great beer! Lots of hoppiness for a porter, great balance of hops and malt! Well done!
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HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Cocoa, malty, chocolate, roasty.
A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.
T- Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, oats, malty, slightly bitter.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, malty dry finish.
O- A good stout, but a little thin on the body. The oatmeal made this really smooth and there was solid chocolate creamy flavors. Good, but just not quite full or rich enough for me.
maley1 (658) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, rolled oats. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, hint of coffee, oats and faint lactose. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, soft mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish. Very good oatmeal stout.