Tstamba (290) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle to a tulip. Opaque black with 2 finger creamy tan head and a bit of lacing. Some sweet roasted maltiness and toffee notes. Excellent mouth feel, smooth, well balanced. The original modern oatmeal stout sets a high standard. Would like to try a coffee version... Like "Mother's milk"!!!
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550ml bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield served at refrigerator temperature. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a bit of a foamy tan head. Aroma has caramel, molasses, some chocolate, licorice and a touch of smoke. Later after it warmed, the chocolate became more of a player, and the molasses less. Taste is sweet caramelly malts, bakers chocolate, some roast and some anise. Quite dry and actually light-ish, once it was closer to British temperature. Finishes sweetly with some roasty bitterness. Perhaps a bit thin. Solid offerning.
Bufordbrewer (19) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours one inch tan head. Very sweet alcohol smell. Coffee, roasty, toffee, all very smooth and sweet. Very slight bitterness on the back of the throat aftertaste. Sweetest stout I have tasted, and fills the belly well. Love it.
JoshBatchelor (1) - - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 inch light brown head, dissipates slowly.
Light oatmeal scent with a hint of spice from yeast. Very light alcohol aroma.
Light-medium malt taste at onset. Light fizzy carbonation on tongue after drinking. Light bitterness from hops on aftertaste without taste. Extremely chill, very smooth, flavor, overall.
jdobbs (331) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flavour is a bit metallic, with oats, roast and some lactic acid providing a hint of undesirable sourness. Still decent, but nothing memorable.
Cybion (51) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 550 ml. Pours very very dark ruby with more than a finger of creamy beige head. Thick lacing, and the head retains well. Aroma of roasted, cereal-y malts, and a big dark chocolate presence, along with a big hit of golden syrup and some smaller fruitier notes, specifically dark fruits and a small note of orange. Roasted malt base in the taste is sublter, and the cereal is more confined to the after taste, with chocolate, honey, dark fruits, spices and a slight prick of hoppy bitterness too. Body is a bit thinner and more watery than advertised yet the taste manages to retain itís complexity, minimal carbonation helping in this regard. Very easy yet flavorful drinking, and rather warming for a 5%.
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
leuk antiek ogend etiket, schenkt zwart met fijne kaki kraag.
aroma is wat beperkt, diverse mouten met chocolade en lichte koffie.
smaken zijn redelijk zoet, melkchocolade, zacht en glad, emedium body, lage co2, zoetige afdronk, maar over het algemeen is het wel aan de te dunne kant.
Pyobon (893) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Very dark, almost black with a tan head. Pleasant aroma - toffee, nuts, coffee, although all fairly subtle. Excellent palate, smooth with carbonation that is both velvety and has prickly brightness. Some residual stickiness. Great flavour, rich and quite complex with dark toffee sweetness rounded off with some hints of bitterness, more black coffee than hops, in the finish. Excellent beer.
dls13dls (57) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle...pours black with thick tan creamy head and great lacing...malt barley oatmeal and hops... kinda sweet. caramel, roasty, vanilla, Great Palate.. Slight bitterness when swallowing then it clears.
rhyshewer (66) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Roasty, cereal, vanilla, hazelnut
Appearance: Dark brown/black with garnet edges. Minimal tan head.
Taste: Roasty, salty, vanilla, slight sourness.
Palate: Full-bodied, creamy, medium-soft carbonation with a bitter, hot finish.
Overall: Like drinking velvet. Refined but slightly lacking in flavour.