planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought from the Pigs Ear Beer Festival. Black pour with a tan head. Dark fruit nose with strong hints of raspberry ripple, vanilla and some light coffee notes. Quite smooth. Flavours of black treacle, demerara sugar and dark chocolate, Rich roast flavour. Dry. Very nice.
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired via trade with Benzai! Dark onyx pour with an almost chocolate milk consistency. Toasted granola, cocoa, Starbucks, honey-baked biscuit, and molasses all present. Coats the palate well. The alcohol is invisible, definitely not distracting. Truly delicious beer!
SaintMatty (4277) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle (Thanks Benzai) - Black with a foamy tan head. Interesting and distinctive aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate and some tart malt. Roasted, malty and hoppy taste with liquorice, coffee and plain chocolate detected. The taste is quite pleasant, but there is a slightly unpleasant element to the aroma which spoils it a little.
Gerardgathier (101) - - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black in the glass with massive brown head.
Sweet caramel malts chocolate.
Incredibly funky awesome beer
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - NOV 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beh a me è piaciuta tantissimo. Aroma di cioccolato, alcol, caffè e un pò di detersivo per panni. Nel bicchiere è nera con un bel cappello di schiuma persistente. Riempie completamente la bocca. Liquorosa, dolce con note di cioccolato fondente, malto tostato e una reminescenza di caffè, Il tutto sopportato da un amaro luppolato. L’acol si sente e conferisce una buona rotondità. Davvero buona.
Lowenbrau (1447) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Nice sweet and roasty aromas. Pours dark, creamy tan head, persistent, some lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, oily, roasty, oat notes. Enjoyable.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a hugely foamy creamy beige foam; roasted aroma of cacao and walnuts; some corny tones in the background; full-bodied and pretty thick; some sweetness below; a subtle yet fair carbonation; solidly bitter and quite dry; aftertaste of licorice, chocolate and tar - lot of character for this straightforward beer
AndySnow (1762) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Monk’s Wallingatan. Black colour with a large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate. Roasted burned flavour of malt, chocolate.
MOARBEER (85) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Wow what a great stout! I’ve been on an oatmeal stout feast lately so just grabbed it. Lovely sweet, roasty, chocolate flavoured stout with some liquorice and a nice long bitter finish. I’ve got a lot of time for this stout. Love it.
zimbo (414) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tons of foam with aromas of smoke, flint, blood & metal. In the glass it’s more fleshy, roasty and spiciness. Big big big cloud like golden tan head. Fuzzy on the tongue. Seems rather busy and unresolved and none of that silky mealy quality I would expect from a beer of oats.
Still decent enough though..