BeerandBlues2 (8481) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt with dark fruits and earthy hops. Flavor is smoke and dark fruits, roast malt and earthy hops with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gusher bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a huge tan head. Malty and oxidized nose. Chocolate malt flavor with creamy oatmeal and roasty finish.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to JohnCoctosin Finally opened this one. Big carbonated head that fills most of the glass. A bit of a metallic nose with chocolate taste. Ok body. Decent overall. Lacking mostly in nose and overall oatmeal stout quality.
yackery (144) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Beechwood BBQ Seal Beach. Deep, dark mahogany with thin head over only half of the top but thorough lacing anywhere the beer touches. Aroma is funky bacteria and oatmeal cookie. Taste is mildly sweet followed by definitely bitter finish. Palate is much like Coca Cola but of course not that explosive in the middle but still lively yet softening. Overall OK but too much funk and not enough subtle oatmeal experience.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin and lacks body/mouthfeel. Flavor is far from dark or stout. Suggestion: AVOID
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured a healthy shade of deep brown with way too much deep tan head going on. The aroma picked up semi-sweet chocolate and rolled oats, with a detergenty character laced throughout.. warm molasses filled the back of the nose.. a bit airy and seemed a touch off. The flavor found molasses and burnt cocoa at the core, with odd, almost metallic, almost sour, kinda detergenty stuff laced throughout, and heavy roast on the edges.. finished dry and grainy, with more of the odd stuff. Medium-bodied and too carbonated on the palate.. the carbo hurt the assumed creaminess.. this seemed like it may have been infected, and I’d gladly try it again.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle courtesy of JohnCoctosin. Pours a dark black with a thick beige head that took a long time to die down. Aroma of choclate, and roasted malt. Flavors of choclate, roasted malt and coffee. A good oatmeal stout.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of JohnCoctosin. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours near black with a single-finger tan head. Good retention and some spotty lacing. Thin cap throughout. The nose brings forward some good roast and chocolate, tending toward the roast. The flavor is quite roasty with some espresso and chocolate behind. Mouthfeel takes a turn for the worse, as it’s a bit thin and really harsh with an acrid roast character that is quite dry. Hurts the flavor as well. Okay, though I wouldn’t seek this out again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-17-2011
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. Pours inky black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Medium, dry body with flavors of charred malt, roasty coffee and hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
29-Dec-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 26-Aug-10 for $4.49 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) Dark Night indeed pours dark as a night in the wilderness, but sans the bright full moon on the bottle’s label. The light-brown head explodes to over two inches in height and takes many minutes to settle to a quarter inch, leaving thick rings and patches of foam on the glass in the process. The malts themselves are balanced: moderately roasty and a bit ashy with gentle bitterness, but moderately sweet as well. Flavors of dark chocolate/cacao, ashtray, licorice, blackstrap molasses, black coffee, oatmeal, earth, dark stone fruit, and apple skin. Roasty and chocolaty aroma with a fair bit of weedy leafiness and apple skin. Full bodied on the palate with slightly expansive and prickly carbonation in the mouth and a reasonably dry finish for a medium-sweet beer. Overall, a balanced, full-flavored stout with appropriate weight and solid drinkability, but the overall flavor profile doesn’t quite reach the style’s upper echelon.