marcus (5608) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This black ale poured with a rich tan head and a strong chocolate aroma. There is also a lot of chocolate in the flavor, which is smooth but sort of thin. It’s a decent oatmeal stout, but not among the best of the style.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Black, large pillowy light brown head, clumpy lacing.   Sweet roasted malts on the nose, lactose, oatmeal, a little chocolate.   Sweet malts on the tongue, very little hop bitterness.   Goes down easy, isn’t too heavy.   Sweet to start, has a bit of dry chalkiness on the backside.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Somewhat drops off quickly, but remains clean.   Decent little oatmeal stout.   Could use a little more umph tho.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at pizza port. Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet malt and chocolate aroma and taste with grain notes.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft 1/2 pint at the brewery’s tasting room. Dark black with a nice creamy tan head. Creamy consistency to the drink, too. Almost bittersweet chocolatey, you could use this in lieu of baking chocolate. Nice. (#3590, June 2009)
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a huge infection style tan head. plastic, chocolate, dark roast aromas. Medium bodied. Decent lightly sweet chocolate, dark roast flavors with a bitter hoppy finish
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
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small soapy dark tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was black licorice, wood and a bit of tobacco. The flavor was bitter, roasty and woody with notes of licorice and tobacco. The finish was long and quite bitter with lingering roastiness, licorice and wood. Medium body and fairly smooth texture. Ok.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a bit of a cola glow at the bottom and a rich, thick, eight centimetre tall (HUGE) head, about right as a brown colour. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, raisins, nuts, earth and a bit of cherries and lactic scents. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep roasty flavour with a ton of cherries, milk, earth, anise, raisins and pit fruits, with a good complex finish. Aftertaste shows a proper blend of oatmeal depth, roasty malt, earthy hops and a good sweetness. Overall, a nice oatmeal stout with some good complex flavours, a nice finish that shows good depth and a still light enough beer to not be bogged down after a few sips - still too much carbonation though, and the size would be better in twelve ounce bottles. That said, the price was right! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 03-February-2012 for US$3.89 sampled at home in Washington on 16-April-2012.
Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had a bottle together via facebook chat. What a gusher! This beer should be corked and caged for safety. The pressure both of our bottles were under were dangerously high. While poured it was also massive foam for every pour. The aroma was roasted and chocolate notes with some cream. Those were prominent flavor themes. Later I tasted hops that might have been Cascade. They brought bitterness and citrus. After that some spice was tasted. The carbonation aside, this was a really good beer and I found it right down the middle per style. Patience is required with this one but it is rewarded nicely.