Radek Kliber (6386) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance :Rusty brown with red tinted creamy , beige top 3+.
Nose :Green-citric hops with light brown malty side 7+
Flavour/Palate :Medium full bodied , dark chocolate with vine like green side. Warmth of alcohol is smooth and fairly pleasant. Dry finishing notes. Solid brew.
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 7. Pours dark brown to black with a diminished light brown head. Breadish and roasted dark malty aroma, has a dried fruit note too. Chocolate flavoured with a distinct liqourice in the finish. Gives a smooth chocolate flavour along the way and slowly leading into a nice finish with a distinct liqourice note.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles thanks to Beastiefan2k and WeeheavySD: Pours black with 1 finger tan head. Aroma of toasty oats and light chocolate. Flavor is malty and oaty whatever that is, notes of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Very light bitterness, the emphasis is on the oats and the malt. Alcohol is completely hidden in the flavor but you feel it afterwards! Body is super creamy in milky. The best Oatmeal Stout i have had yet!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 mesa gathering. thanks footy! viscous pour is nearly black with mahogany edges and a tiny tan head. wet musty horse feed aroma (that’d be the oats), chocolate, heavily roasted malts and stinging alcohol. flavor is surely oaty, molasses, brown sugar, dark dried fruits and some chocolate. it leaves an ashiness on the back of my throat in the finish. super rich creamy oat texture. full bodied and cloyingly sweet. a headache in a bottle!!!8/4/6/4/16/3.8
can’t do it... it is way too sweet. 8/4/5/2/14/3.3
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle-pours a thick black sludge, then with pouring straight in , finally a thin brown head. Aroma is dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Taste is very sweet dark malt-molasses/licorice, dark fruit, oatmeal, some acidity (from hops). A dessert beer for sipping. Good for style. Occasional. Full body, syrupy. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy my brother. Magnificent creamy brown head slowly builds from a blacker than black pour. Sheets of creamy lace add to the picture. Fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, and some pepper combine for an intoxicationg aroma. Full body, light carbonation, smooth, rich, creamy mouthfeel, and a palate coating quality all come together perfectly. Balanced flavor with a treacle sweetness and just enough bitterness to dry out the finish without even a hint of harshness. What a phenomenal offering from a brewer that is largely unrecognized, and perhaps under appreciated.
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #5000. Bottle.
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma of cocoa, chocolate and dried fruits.
Roasted flavour of cocoa, chocolate, dried fruits, rye bread and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black in color, tight dark khaki head. Rousing elicits a 2-cm head that slowly regresses to the edges of the glass. Aroma is heavy cocoa, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Dark bitter malts with chocolate undertones and a slightly astringent harsh finish. May need some time to even out a bit, but still well put together.
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours jet black with a light to medium brown head that sticks around for a while and laces well. strong coffee and chocolate milkshake malts in the smell, with a hint of oatmeal cookie, complete with raisins in it. tastes like it smells with the oatmeal coming out a bit more. slightly bitter and quite sweet, but never cloying, and the sweetness just helps to bring out the flavors more. very tasty. a great silky mouthfeel with a good carbonation finishes it off. this is really good.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Nearly black, moderate to thin spritzy beige head, dies rather quickly, leaving very little lacing.   Heaps of chocolate
and roated malts on the nose.   Much stronger than most I have had.   A bit of alcohol is noticeable as well.   Big rich malt
forward flavors, chocolate, black, and roasty, all come together to make this a big beer.   Very warming, the alcohol is there.   Hop
profile is minor, albeit does have a good presense.   Semi-sweet, somewhat like Dark Chocolate.   This one is hot, quite hot.
Age should do this well.   Quite drinkable as is, but guessing it will be phenominal in a year or two.   Finish is a little carob
like, with quite a bit of alcohol.   This one definitely needs time to settle down.   Although it is hot, it is very quaffable.
Lingering cocoa and carob, along with the alcohol.   Southern Tier continues to impress me with these 22oz bombers.   I think in tmie
this beer will only get better.   As is I would say this beer has a big chocolate malt base, assertive alcohol presense, with a moderate
hop bite.   Thanks goes out to Jah Noth and eaglefan538 for sending me bottles of the stuff!