pineypower (2547) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Zathrus13 for this one. Black on the pour with a small lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruits and some chocolate. Taste is complex with a very full mouthfeel, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, sweet oats. Dry alcoholic finish, very solid once again.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this rocked. lots of thick oatmeal, milk chocolate, peanut, dark roast espresso, butterscotch and marshmellows.
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought this over a month ago to be my 1000th rating because it was the highest rated beer I could find. At that time it was in the top 20, now it’s on its way to below a 4.0. Aroma: Chocolate, pine, chalk, and booze. Pour is super thick black. Delayed dark brown head. Wow, the body on this is ridiculously thick. Totally opposite the Storm King I had last night. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors. An off putting chalky bitterness on the finish, and a lingering alcohol presence. Very syrupy sweet. I still have no idea what oatmeal tastes like in a beer. Some soy sauce flavors, too. Burps are full of alcohol. Good, but not #1000 good. Not sure why Southern Tier needs this and Jah-va. I think that might be better than this.
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fading dark tan head over the deepest brown body. Aie! How can people dig this stuff so much? It smells like malt syrup and molasses and dominatingly so. Immensely sugary from start to finish. Chocolate, marshmallows and all those candies you loved when you were young and try to avoid to keep a guiltless conscience nowadays? Well this beer is liquid candy stock and I’m sorry, but it quickly becomes a burden to keep drinking. Pure syrup mouthfeel, oily sensation never kept at bay by the incompetent (or absent) carbonation. I’m impressed on how low-profile the hops are. Did they judge them unnecessary or are they just hidden beneath the black hole? It matters not since the heavy roast of bitter chocolate nature kicks off the sweets with hard burnt flavours and sets the table for a very dry and bordering chalky finish. You really, really must be in the mood to appreciate its syrupy lack of subtlety and as far as I’m concerned, I simply don’t get such moods anymore.
Radek Kliber (6519) - 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 (32033) - 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 (11227) - 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.