cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into glass. Pitch black color with a tannish orange head which dissipated to the edge of the glass. Aroma of caramel malts with a hint of chocolate or molasses. Fairly sweet in flavor which is surprising for a beer this dark, oaty aftertaste. Very rich and full on the palate. Little rough on the palate when compared side by side with Stone Russian Imperial Stout. Overall a really good sipping beer from Southern Tier.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a thick, rich, mocha colored head. Chocolate, spent coffee grounds, and date nose. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Taste approximates the nose. Nice bitterness seamlessly transitions from and balances the sweetness.
haukur (1203) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loads of oats and hops in the aroma. Pitch black. Incredibly drinkable for 11%. Fantastic balance. Very american! Awesome stuff
JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
If I had to, and I mean really had to like I was being strong armed and backed into a corner I could probably declare a favorite personal beer style. Though chances of that scenario playing out are slim to none thanks to the NSA having my back 365. Oatmeal Stouts, they are what’s up. I said it. Look at all the highest ratings… See a trend? You can do so much with a stout that you are unable to do with any other beer style period. Oatmeal Stout+ Southern Tier= Ungodly Fruit. Brew pours an oily abyss. Light brown copper where the liquid meets the glass. Decent khaki head that dissipates rapidly. Intense chocolate and raison on the aroma. Oatmeal is present on the pallet but accompanied by toasty malts and raison. This is a thick and hearty beer, it should be respected at 10.5 percent. The velvety smooth finish and texture work wonders hiding the otherwise austere alcohol percent. Again another example of an Oatmeal Stout that does work.
Beerhunter111 (5500) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - FEB 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout creamosa che avvolge la bocca e la travolge con un gusto complesso e goloso, di cioccolato, malti tostati, dolcezza di melassa. Si riconosce la punta acidula dell’avena, che accompagna il palato fino al finale. Gli undici gradi sono fantasmi invisibili. Eccezionale!
stravale (1895) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop, Canterbury 
Pitch black, no light through, dark tan head dissipates, some lacing
Aroma - soft roast, rich dark malts, very slight alcohol
Taste - Rich dark malts, mellow soft roast, chocolate, alcohol very well hidden, slight soy, yummy dark sweet malts, so mellow for the abv, soft bitter hops, yum yum malts
Palate - soft carb, full rich body, quite sweet but not too much. Finish very smooth, rich deep dark malts, chocolate, mellow roast, superb soft chocolate caramel malts
Overall - Fantastic impy, very smooth, booze well hidden...I’m liking it more than the Choklat
baraciisch (1523) - USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, thick pour... Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oats, coffee... Flavor is fairly sweet throughout, oats, chocolate, roasted malts... Lots of residual sugars, burnt malt notes... Solid
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txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Agradable olor a café, cacao, vainilla. Sabe a café fuerte y chocolate amargo, ligeramente a madera, muy negra, cremosa, da gusto beberla, va bien con muchas cosas
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful thick black pour. Aroma is fairly sweet and chocolatey. Taste is very smooth, chocolate, roasted malt, with some light bitterness in the finish. Very nice.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with mahogany edges and only a rim of tan foam. Licorice, molasses and dark fruits on the nose with a lower dose of sweetness in the nose than say, choklat or creme brulee. Flavor is of oats and molasses and dark malts with some nice soily character. The beer is chewy and resonant in finish with a moderate carb and has the potential to fill a belly. The 10.8% ABV doesn’t even shine whatsoever.
Serving type: bottle