shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black stout with a nice dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, some licorice, very roasty. Medium bodied, creamy but with quite a fizzy carbonation. Not too much sweetness in this one, has a nice dark chocolate flavor with some hints of black coffee, this bitterness is very present as well. Very good stout, for any time.
CRock (94) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was looking for this for a while. Definitely worth the wait. Very smooth and flavourful. One of the best I’ve had in the style.
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Beer Temple in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a cold Tuesday night at home. Appearance is a moderately thick pitch black with a nice light tan head. Aroma has a lot going on - roasted chocolate, licorice, oat, coffee, cocoa, very nice. Taste is real good. Equal parts licorice, chocolate, and coffee, finishes lightly bitter and rather dry, fantastic. One of the best balanced stouts I’ve had yet.
BrewHaMeister (227) - - OCT 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours like black coffee with a medium mocha head and slightly oily lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, caramel and leather. Flavor is mild to medium bitter with a slight sweetness in the finish. Tasty!
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stout à l’avoine.mousse moka, effluves de doux chocolat,noisettes ,caramel et vanille. tres onctueuse,c’est crèmeux léger pétillement,malt grillés chocolat mi amère, expresso mais pas agressif , douce amertume en final. délicieux!!!
aumax1 (284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannette de 473ml de stout. Arôme intense de torréfaction et notes chocolaté. Au gout on a une certaine acidité une belle torréfaction et des notes de fer. Meilleure de gorgée en gorgée
Metalflake (31) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Still my favourite stout, of any variety. Rated from a bottle, poured into an english pint glass. Pitch black in colour, with a thin, café-au-lait head and slight lacing on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, toasted wheat and coffee. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, not quite as heavy as some Imperials I’ve had but more substantial than the Guinness yardstick and most other Irish stouts. Flavours of strong black coffee and bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla and sweet caramel hiding in the background. Hops show up late in the tasting game, almost there just to cleanse the palate. Low alcohol makes it very approachable. Really a wonderful stout, right up there with the best of the rest.
Speedy_Charly (124) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Robe de veuve avec un mince col de mousse moka très durable, à bulles de tailles variées. Arôme de cacao et de café torréfié, on sent aussi la céréale. Très crémeuse en bouche, elle ouvre sur une puissante note d’expresso pour finir sur une note de chocolat noir, amer, le tout sans jamais être agressive. C’est rare, une noire si sessionable.
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb oatmeal stout. Dark and rich with a creamy mouthfeel. Plenty of roasted coffee character and a touch of sweet chocolate.
Runningonempty (14) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Silky smooth and inky black full bodied and just a bit earthy. This is an enticing Oatmeal Stout that i’ll come back to again and again. The aroma is more cocoa but the palate has a rich coffee roasty thing going on. The only hops I notice are hanging out in the background with just a touch of citrus/herbs.
It has a sweet/bitter balance on the palate that reminds me of a Moroccan sidewalk cafe I hung out at in a previous life. My little boy loved to tag along and dip the over-sized sugar cubes in my shot of undiluted Moroccan style espresso. Don’t know if that helps, but its sorta like that.
And if you’re wondering what a coffee saturated block of sugar looks like -- its the exact color of the frothy head on this wonderful oatmeal stout.