rxeight (2319) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Nose is bitter chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee forward, mocha chocolate. Slight touch of orange chocolate at the end. This was surprisingly good considering I haven’t had a good beer from SOB before.
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic brew. Poured from draft at Trellis. Massive cocoa and milky nose. Black with very fluffy brown head. Massive chocolate flavor with a good coffee taste at the end. Marshmallow and milky. Delicious like a milkshake.
zebra (1543) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ kaseystavern. remembered more sweetness than coffee. maybe i wasn’t paying attention. whatever, i agree, a big step in the right direction for Solemn Oath.
napdynmite (90) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious with strong coffee flavor. Sweeter than bitter but enough edge to hit the throat just right. This is up there with the best coffee stouts and is a big step in the right direction for Solemn Oath.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Tap] Draught at the taproom. Jet black in color. Compact but dense brown head. Heavy coffee and mocha aroma. Taste is of bitter chocolate, blood orange notes, roasted/charred malts and light wooden notes. Oily and coating mouthfeel. Dry, and not as sweet as expected. (That’s a good thing.) Another high quality brew from these guys.
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with good, creamy, chocolate shake head, wet light lacing / Rich nose of cigar box, roast coffee, citrus, dark fruit / Medium to full body, creamy, acidic, moderately sweet, good fruit and lightly inky, lots of bitterness but excellent balance / Flavors of prune, licorice, molasses, dark roast coffee, grapefruit, semisweet chocolate, grass, lemon / A superb sweet stout.
charule (2047) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stoutfest. 2014. Black pour with light tan ring. Aroma of straight coffee with some citrus. Complex choc coffee flavors. Nice
Art (2838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GI Stout Fest. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Big roasted coffee/espresso aroma. Some orange/citrus and dark chocolate. Taste follows the aroma, bitter black coffee is balanced by sweet citrus orange. Dry-ish finish. Medium light body. Very easy drinking.
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Pour is black with a small beige head. Aroma is of roasted coffee, brownies, and earth. Flavor is similar with noticeable citrus qualities - orange peel, caramel, milk chocolate, roast. Great.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SO, a pretty pour black with creamy tan head. Big coffee nose that’s nice but has a touch of green pepper. Green pepper was stronger in the flavor, lacks some roast to this stout but solid. Nice full mouthfeel.