portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black brown with a tiny khaki film that dissipates to a thin collar. Aroma has roasted malt a little soy and cereal and some faint plum. Taste is bitter and roasted malt with noticeable plum raisin flavors as well some soy. Palate is full and slick with a dry finish.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/10/12
Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle, roasted coffee and chocolate malts, and a little toast
Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown-black color without much head or lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, with a good amount of roasted flavor, and a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, though it leans light for the style, with a soft carbonation, and a mild dryness
This one was another solid one from the beer camp series, but it wasn’t a top of style example for me. Still though, this is a good one, and definitely worth trying.
JohnnyJ (4215) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, almost black, cream light tan head. Milk chocolate, roast, cream, and oats. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy. This pretty good, well worth trying once.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, big brown head. Smells like an oatmeal raisin cookie served with a cup of coffee. Flavor is coffee, some sweet fruity notes, and a dry woody finish. Nicely full bodied.
marcus (6300) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses and roasted malt flavor with a chocolate finish that sticks to the palate. Very tasty.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Beer Camp box set. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized, creamy tan head. Aroma was plenty of roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa, and some oat, cereal notes. Flavor was pretty great - oat notes, with plenty of malts, milk chocolate. Alcohol is really well masked here. Perhaps a little rough around the edges, but really enjoyed it.
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle, dark, nice tan creamy head. No lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Flavour is roasty, not so much chocolate. More oak, vanilla, and some of the alcohol heat. The palate shows some oatmeal. Overall fantastic!
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a shaker. Jet black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate milk/mocha with very little roastiness present. Flavor is much more complex than the aroma suggests. Roasty with vanilla and oak notes, some chocolate and coffee, and some alcohol. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel from the oats and a long finish. Overall a very nice stout.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with almost no head. Sweet chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with more chocolate flavors on the back end and a smooth palate.
fernans (32) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Over the top is the first thing I think of. Aroma strong coffee notes. Appearance ink black with a caramel. Taste of strong coffee and hops. Not what I was expecting. Compared to best I’ve had, just too much.