marcus (5615) - 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 (3752) - 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 (710) - 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 (399) - 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 (5525) - 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 (25) - 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 Iíve had, just too much.
DrSilverworm (4020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. #45. Probably most excited for this one. Good brown head. Leaves good spread of lace. Black appearance, but short of being opaque. Nice smooth lighter carbonation, dry finish, more crisp than I was expecting, but still satisfactorily hearty. Great hearty oaty milk chocolate roasty flavor, good bitter taste, with a light sweet finish. Some coffee. Rich chocolate cake. Light vanilla. Maybe something missing, but still intensely enjoyable. Light alcohol warmth, but I like the boldness. Light creaminess, dark chocolate. Body definitely gets more satisfactorily chewy as it sits and warms a bit. Would recommend. Glad Iíve got one for the cellar.
jiminjingu (6) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a great beer. Had it out of the tap at the Craftsman and it was lovely dark pour with a fine, tan head to it. Creamy chocolate overtones with a nice chewy texture.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled June 21, 2012.
A: Completely pitch black and opaque, even on the edges. A creamy and dense tan head sits on top , with great retention, after a hard pour.
S: The aroma is a bit reserved, but milk chocolate and mild roasted coffee aroma are present and smell great. I wish the aroma were a tad stronger.
T: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate make up the flavor with the dark chocolate giving a bitter finish.
M: Thick and smooth with a creamy silky texture.
O: This is a nice imperial oatmeal stout, definitely worth trying, but I wouldnít do so more than once. I was expecting more of a Sam Smithís, and didnít realize this was 9%, though thatís my fault. Not a bad attempt though.
davey101 (564) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz stubby bottle into a DFH signature glass. Julian date puts it at a June 21 bottle date.
A - Dark black body with a two finger high light mocha head. Some decent lacing.
S - Milk chocolate, roasted malts, rolled oats, and some light coffee.
T - Roasty malts, coffee beans, and a lot of chocolate with a velvety oaty presence. Finish is of bitter roast. Very well balanced and tasty.
M - Somewhat silky medium mouth feel. Canít say Iím noticing that 9% abv.
O - A very above average oatmeal stout. Not amazing, but very drinkable and tasty. Great brew!