jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque rich walnut with some copper against the bright light, a frothy beige head sticking to the walls of the glass. Smells of faint roasted coffee in the morning and malted grains in the mill. Quite an uncomplicated taste but refined, subdued, that of roasted barley, very, very low acid and bitterness from the English hops, a lactose sweetness pronounced most noticeably in the superb aftertaste that lingers like cane sugar syrup with medium, easy to drink body. As I say always comparing great European beers to most of their U.S. counter parts (see Founders Breakfast Stout for example) a brewer, like a suitor vying for the attention of a woman, shouldn’t go over the top to cheaply try and impress. Stick to a balance of ingredients as Samuel Smith does in all their beers.
GuideDogSaint (409) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate. Medium bitter finish. Not as good as I remember it from before, maybe a little too cold.
Satyroneto (121) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor negra com espuma bege cremosa de baixa formação e persistência de uma camada espessa e pouco lacing;
Aroma de baunilha, chocolate e café;
Sabor de início de chocolate amargo com meio de café e final de café com leve amargor; retrogosto deixando uma sensação aveludada na boca de baunilha e leve amargor;
Corpo sedoso e baixa carbonatação.
EcnarM (100) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is easily one of the best oatmeal stouts I have had in some time. Silky smooth and not too dry, it finishes perfectly.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wojciechianna (86) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s black with brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts and toffee. Medium bitterness, lightly sour, lots of coffee in taste. Light body and soft carbonation. Very drinkable beer.
Andrus86 (51) - 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 (100) - 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 (1603) - 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 (237) - 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 (539) - 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