jason (1675) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Sampled at YEHA. Deep black body with thin head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee. Flavor is vanilla, bitter coffee, chocolate. Light taste notes but full flavor. Lightly sweet.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewpub. Pours black with thin beige head. Aroma comes accross a fair amount of roast and some hops. Taste is a bit roasty, chocolate, and a hint of oat. Piney hop finish is nice. The body is a little too thin for me.
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler shared at Madness. Pours black with a slight off white head and aroma of chocolate and tobacco. Very thin one dimensional body with basically no carbonation. Bitter flavor with bakers chocolate and possiby even a note of citrus in the background. Blah.....
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malts and oats but light. Some chocolate and coffe as expected but still very light. Taste is sweet and a little hot but a little watery at the same time.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark black color with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, caramel, and a little oaty. Tastes of chocolate, oats, coffee, and roast. Thinner body.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Growler. Pours almost still with aroma of roasted chocolate. Not sweet at all, as the oatmeal makes it plenty dry. A bit thin on the palate.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some amber notes and a small beige head. The aroma is bitter but dry roasted malts and a little hops. Flavor is bitter, dark roast, carmel, baker’s chocolate, and cigar smoke, with a piney hop finish.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, Selin’s Grove Brewing Co. Pours a dark, brownish-black color; thin, light tan head. Plenty of roasted malts and milk chocolate in the aroma; softly roasted with a hint of mint coming through. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of milk chocolate, roasted malts, and a slight, oily nuttiness; dense, toasty oatmeal stout with a chocolatey core; soft roastiness. Medium, milk chocolate and roasted malt finish.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours black with amber edges and a rocky tan head. The aroma is sweet chocolate, some berries, and lots of grain. the flavor is bitter chocolate with some caramel and earthy hops everywhere. Strong toasted oat notes take over the finish. Decent.
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown/black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oats, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, oats, coffee, and a little smoke. Very good.