yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sampler at the brewpub) Pours solid black with no real head. The aroma is of dark black malt and perhaps licorice. It’s thick and pretty smooth. The bitterness in the flavor approaches mocha. Great stuff.
scanman (149) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black/brown with brown/tan head. Initial flavors of brandy, malts, chocolate, coffee and coal. Not bad, but very intense for an oatmeal stout. Not very creamy or fruity like other "sweet" stouts. Recommended with reservations.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Ryan for bringing this to my oktoberfest party. Similar to the devout stout, but has a bit more body, sweeter, and fuller mouthfeel. Nice orasted barley character, some chocolate, and a dry almond-like finish. Pretty smooth and has a slight slick sweetness in the end.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from FrumptyDumpty at Dickinsonbeer’s Oktoberfest. blackish brown body, ruby brown edges. light goes through. aroma is roasted malt, a little bit like brazil nuts. flavor is a little bit water but nice roasted malt, a little dry. drier finish. thanks Ryan, I’ve had this years ago at the brewpub but never got to rate it until now!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006: Cear dark brown color with a beige head. Sweet coffee notes with a nice smooth roast make up the aroma. Matching coffe and roasted malt flavor. Not bad. Light to medium bodied
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is cola like, brownish black with no head...roasty chocolate aroma...lost a lot of the chocolate flavor between the nose and mouth...slightly sweet and roasty but no real coffee flavor either...thin bodied...
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very smooth and silky, also very sweet. Good burnt/coffee flavors and aroma. Decent.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by FrumptyDumpty at Oktoberfest at Dickinsonbeer’s. Poured black with ruby highlites and a light tan head. Aroma of some light grapes and chocolate. Taste is cream and coffee with some dry grassy hoppiness. Body feels a tad light. Not bad overall.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint aroma of roasted malts. Deep black in color with crimson on the edges. Fairly thin and flat with little head. Very watery mouthfeel. Tons of soy sauce in the flavor, some roasted malts, additional light and fruity cherry flavors. Overall this is a pretty middling effort.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich opaque with a thin-lacing, frothy light brown head. Aroma of roasty malt and bittersweet dark chocolate. Body starts with a mildly sweet dark maltiness a touch of resiny hop bitterness and a smooth roasty dark chocolate finish A nicely-balanced, true to style sweet stout. Thanks to tever for the bottle!