baraciisch (1737) - USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color with light tan head... Aroma of roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate... Flavor is sweet roasted malts, notes of chocolate, oats, mouthfeel is fairly creamy... Hint of coffee bitterness on finish... Great stout
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black thing but fine foam. Very creamy feel. Light bits of anise touch of mint. Welcome oxidized bookish drinkable flavors. Light tang.
deekyn (1137) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours opaque black brown with very low tan head that leaves a ring. S - aromas of oats, burnt malts, charcoal, toasted grains and dry wheat husks. M - medium body watery mf. Bitter dry end. T - oaty, coal, dark chocolate, rye, wheat husks. O - simple and nice. Tasty oaty stout. 3.5
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black. No head. No nose really. Hint of oak and walnuts. Taste is pretty bland. Chocolate and pine, nutty with mild bitterness oatmeal stout mouthfeel
illidurit (2124) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is mainly dark chocolate, with an ashy grain note and some vague fruitiness. Flavor is rich coffee bean, cocoa and cacao. Not a sweet beer at all. Dark black coffee and roasted grains. Finishes a little chalky along with expected bitterness.
bytemesis (3027) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a medium creamy Tamm head that dissipates leaving nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, bit of ashtray. Flavor is the same, roasty with baking chocolate notes, plus some cigarette. Lightly sweet, light bitter. Medium plus body, creamy. Lingering finish of semi sweet chocolate. Pretty darn good for a simple stout
birdmachine (165) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pour at the brewery this weekend. I know it sounds like I’m copying Adam’s review down there, but this beer really is damn delicious. Aroma isn’t out of this world, but very delicate and balanced: light coffee, light roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate. Light oat/wheat character as well. The beer pours nearly black with a big tan fluffy head that sticks around for the entire glass. Great head retention and nice rings of lace as the beer goes down. Taste is a great balance of an oats, wheat, milk chocolate and light coffee grounds/roast. Body is pretty full, very silky with nice carbonation that doesn’t dry out the tongue as some roasty stouts tend to do. Finish is lovely chocolate, and oats. I know the beer is made with wheat, but there are plenty of characteristics that remind me of oatmeal stouts. However, the balance is far better than most bottles readily available. Crazy good sessionable stuff.
ineedbeer (666) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery.
Aroma is very roast forward with a nice coffee note. As it warms a nice chocolate note becomes more noticeable. Nice wheat character compliments and smooths the edges of the roast.
Pours a dark brown, but not quite black with a moderately sized dark tan head of moderate thickness. Good head retention, slowly receding to the edges where it lingers along with a thin film on top. Moderate lacing and faint legs.
Flavor is similar to the aroma, but the roast is much less prevalent and is instead more of a background and mid palate note. Lots of nice wheat character and nice chocolate notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very creamy with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very enjoyable stout that shows how wheat can smooth out roast character. Nice chocolate character as it warms.