Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Almost black, tiny brown head. Arima of Christmas fruitcake, coffee, chocolate. Taste is similar. Nice.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Beer Geek. Opaque black color with a decent light tan head. Sweet aroma of dark toasted malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet toasted malt with a little bitterness. Very pleasing. Finish is a bit sweet, but I guess that fits the style. It’s really good to drink.
Tmoney99 (9645) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted caramel malt aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expextations where met.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle received via trade with Duane. Pours black with a tall foamy off-white head, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roasted, chocolate, caramel), light hops (herbs), heavy yeast (leather) with notes of cola and cardboard. Medium bodied, fizzy texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity and bitterness; leathery roasted malt flavor.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 This beer rocks!
It pours as a thick, oily black liquid. Only when held up to a high-powered halogen lamp is one enabled to behold the beautiful, deep crimson hue.
The medium-sized, creamy, khaki-colored head is mostly, but not fully, diminishing with decent lacing.
The aroma is of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee swirled with rich, Belgian milk chocolate. Small acrid, cherry and lightly floral notes.
The flavor is of creamy, dark roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, soy sauce and mild coffee up front. Well-hopped with moderate bitterness and tartness on the backside.
Full-bodied with a fizzy and moderately creamy mouthfeel.
Lengthy, sour, lightly bitter and mostly dry finish with more Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee at the very wee end.
It's what a stout should be. Nothing really sweet about the beer. My guess is that ANY OATMEAL Stout is classified as a sweet stout. Good stuff. Have one!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with TannerTavernboys (thanks!). Poured a dark brown with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and oatmeal. Tastes of roasted malts, light coffee, oatmeal, and chocolate. Light bitter finish with light lacing left on the glass.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and thanks strykzone! Dark brown almost bladck pour with a small head. Aromas of cereal and oats. Flavor is dry and very nice. Smooth and lightly malted with some nice hops. Good stuff!
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty, rich chocolate, a bit oaty aroma. Burnt malty, lightly smoky, chocolate, oaty, anise flavor. Ok.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle and tap. Bottle smelled like butt... musty and thick chocolate. Tap didn't have much flavor to offer at all. Watery but gritty. Just a little roasted malts.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
Roasted malts turn to dark chocolate in this lean, quaffable Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the brown-hued blackness.
-The carbonation is a tad too much for my tastes in the style.
-The chocolate-y finish is long and highly pleasant.
-Leafy hops tag along and eventually create balance.