Reimer96 (1490) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, light citrus hops and sweet cocoa. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, light bitter citrus hops and a wicked slick mouthfeel giving it a coffee and cream like feel. Slight alcohol warming and full body make this dangerous beer easy to drink.
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice fluffy beige head. Aromas are coffee, cocoa and roasted grains. Very intense flavours of espresso, dark chocolate and almost burnt malt. Very rich mouthfeel with the oatmeal giving it a nice smooth finish. Very good, but a little overpowering.
kbudd19 (857) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, black pour, can’t see through the glass, very small head, a bit of brown a bit of white, not much to see but tiny bubbles and a thin layer that coats the top. Very intense aroma, strong hints of anise, nutty, light hops. chocolate, and coffee. Taste, thin mouthfeel, somewhat hoppy up front, almost a bit sour, followed by a hint of sweetness, finishes exceptionally smooth and lingers with a hint of bitterness. No hint of the booze really, I like it but the aroma had me thinking I’d get a lot more complexity, that being said it is freakishly drinkable for such a big beer, it would be interesting to try this blind with some regular oatmeal stouts.
fkoolen (564) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a slim brown creamy head. Big dark chocolate nose, also prominent in the taste along with roasted malts, mocha, dark dried fruits and a slightly sour bitterness. Very little carbonation (too little for my liking), medium-oily bodied with matching creamy mouthfeel. Decent, but it’s got to age on wood to get more complex and interesting.
Beerhunter111 (10323) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee.
GenDV138 (3217) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours black with brown hues and tan head. Nice spotty lacing. Aromas of peat, smoke. Tasting notes of dark fruit, raisins, chocolate, roast. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Habanero (3165) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice stout indeed.
Jow (2667) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Jeffrey. Pours dark brown with nice head, pretty looking beer. Nose is subdued but of chocolate and roasted malt. Tastes of deep chocolate richness, roasted malt, oats, licorice, and earthy bitterness. Finish is decent.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Compared to the roasted aromas of daily grind, the aroma is dull. Sweet oatmeal, malt sweetness, roasted and vanilla tones.
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, på Holmens aktivitetsdag mars-14: voi, voi, dette er snop! Oppfra det flotte og langvarige (storboblede) skummet stiger en forførerisk aroma av sjokolade, kakao, litt kaffe og litt mørke bær. Smaken er stor og velbalansert, her har de truffet innertier mellom bitterhet og sjokoladepreg. Ikke den lengste ettersmaken, men det gjør den farlig konsumerbar. Bruser litt for mye i munnen til at den får topp score på palate.