brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Viscous and black on the pour with a finger of tan head. Rich oatmeal and toffee sweetness on the nose. Plenty of roasted malt, a nice creamy chocolate character, coffee, and some hints of vanilla to it as well. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with chocolate, toffee, and vanilla notes. A moderate roasted malt flavor along with a touch of coffee give a light bitterness. There’s a touch of licorice on the finish. Carbonation is a little high for me, but nothing that ruins the beer.
RyanK (170) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, impenetrable black, with a small coffee like head quick to dissipate. Smells of yeast, and more lightly vanilla and oats. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Despite not smelling it, actually quite bitter. Hits with a dark malt bitterness, hits with some alcohol that the bitterness then balances out for a dry finish. If anything, taste more of dark coffee, just real bitter. Not bad but I’m still searching for the perfect Oatmeal Stout
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a thick tan head. Very toasty roasty malt with cocoa and coffee. Smooth, rich, and a bit thick. Strong finish.
cbfobes (2267) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, pours a very dark brown with a tan head and lacing, aroma has a good amount of chocolate and malt, flavor has a nice chocolate front end with a finish malt and toffee, really not all that bad.
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Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet malty chocolate with light herbal notes. In mouth, a nice sweet and bitter chocolate with licorice, nice powdery notes, warming alcohol. On tap at Aces and Ales Strong Beer Fest August 10, 2012.
MAFountain (18) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, faint alcohol, some vanilla.
Appearance: Very dark, some brown, and amber highlights as light tries to shine through. The head was very minimal, with a mocha tint.
Taste: A medium bitter profile.
Palate: Medium-bodied for this style, fizzy, with a long finish. Some creamy notes.
Overall: This beer surprised me. It’s a decent representation of the style. I would buy this year round if it was offered. Worth seeking out if you enjoy the style.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a mocha head. Nose is very big with chocolate malty notes. Palate is very thick and velvety. Flavors of oils, chocolate, licorice.
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vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a thick dark burnt orange head. The aroma has roasted malt, tart apples, cocoa, cream and smooth richness. The body is thick, full and on the rough side with frothy smooth carbonation. The flavor starts with roasted smooth bitter malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, earthy / piny hops and some oatmeal smoothness. The finish is a bit harsh and earthy hops are prominent. Really nice. Beer Camp was a really nice collection this year.
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mostly black in color with some light coming through a shot glass full with a head that seems like it will stay forever. Aromas of burnt roasted malts, cocoa, licorice, floral hops, and bread. Flavors of big roasted almost burnt malts, wood, slight licorice, coffee, caramel and undertones of the sprucey grassy hops. Silky almost milky texture from the proteins, medium sweet, leaving a roasted malt aftertaste a bitter sting. The alcohol is noticed only slightly through the nose. Well done.
csaso (1291) - Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - very small foamy head, black color, roasted malt and coffe aroma and flavor, smooth and silky finish from the oats - very good for what it is, just not a big stout fan