Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Shared RW. Pours dark red/black, with a solid mocha head, great lacing. Burnt malts & coffee on the nose. Big creamy texture with dark fruits, burnt malt ending with a coffee bitterness.
Sourced Cape Cellars
codfishh (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown almost black ruby highlights fluffy tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, some coffee and some blackberry like esters. Flavor has lots of berry like fruit, some dark chocolate flavors. Balanced towards the sweet side however some ashy roast balances things out.
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark, chestnut brown. Thin, sticky, tan head. Chocolate. Caramel. Some bonfire toffee. Heavy on the sweet. Light on the roast. Taste is dry, and a little bitter. A bit of sweet wriggles in. Palate is a little watery. Finishes dry, with a tang of tartness.
BartekGB (7) - - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piękna drobno pęcherzykowa piana, kolor czarny nieprzejrzysty.Aromat palony, słabo wyczuwalny. Smak kwaskowy, piwo aksamitne od płatków owsianych.Nisko wysycone. Bardzo dobre piwo :)
tillmac62 (257) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost pitch black with an outstanding head, lacing and retention. Subtle nose of dark fruit (plum, raisin) with light notes of roast and chocolate as it warms. Light bodied with little texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is laid back. It consists of a blend of light roast and chocolate with a distinct mineral note. If you look for it, you can find the oat character. The finish has a slight metallic twang to it. I suspect this bottle may be old, since what I’m tasting is nothing like the other reviews here. If you don’t bother to bottle date, then the reviewer can’t take age into consideration.
Mep3222 (578) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malt and slight sweetness. Taste is a very smooth roasted malt with a bit of chocolate and a slight sweet, very smooth finish. Not as sweet as some milk stouts, but has that smoothness. And this one is just very balanced and all around good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lele (156) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ASPETTO: nero impenetrabile. Schiuma fine e persistente, non molto abbondante.
AROMA: sentori chiari di cioccolato e un lieve liquoroso.
GUSTO: chiari sentori di cioccolato, accompagnati da sentori di caffč e da un leggero liquoriso. L’amaro č quasi assente per essere una stout. Retrogusto leggermente amarognolo, mediamente intenso e un po’ persistente, che stempera il dolce. Stout fresca e dissetante, estremamente equilibrata e pulita e che da discrete soddisfazioni.
magpieken (69) - - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
550ml bottle. BB ?/15. Pours a very dark, ruby brown with a dense tan head which lasted the distance and left some lacing. Gentle aroma of dark malts, coffee, molasses and sherry. Creamy, sweet taste gives way to a semi-dry finish, reminiscent of dark chocolate. Light to medium body and "silky texture". A very pleasant, easy drinking drop.
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour black to opaque dark brown with thick tan head. Nose sweet fruit like holiday gum balls, molasses, light roast. Taste sweeter malt up front, again with the dark fruit. Only light chocolate, not much roast in the flavor. Moderate bitterness mid palate. Kind of thin for my preference in an oatmeal stout. I seem to remember this being better 20 years ago. Maybe it was my lack of experience, or maybe something has changed. Nothing off putting, but nothing spectacular either.
Fashawn (184) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buona atout, nero impenetrabile, con schiuma color caffellatte abbastanza persistente. Sentori di orzo, caffč e qualche nota fruttata. In bocca arriva il carico di tostato, qualche prugna dopo un po. Chiusura al cioccolato, per un sapore complesso. Retrogusto lievemente lattoso, con una leggerissima aciditŕ. Birra buona e da compagnia, facilmente drincabile con un corpo medio scarno.