Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, licorice, roastiness, coffee, plum, fig and a hint of smoke. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasated malt, bakers cocoa, licorice, light coffee and light plum with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
rlgk (8478) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Black, creamy brown head. Malty, vinous chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor, vinous, some tar and vinegar.
BeerandBlues2 (8468) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of boutip. Pours opaque with an average brown fizzy head, diminishes, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, nutty, roasted), light hops (flowers), heavy yeast (dough, leather) with notes of oats and sour milk. Light sweetness, heavy bitterness, moderate acidity, heavy roasted coffee malt and sour yeast. Full bodied, spicy texture, minerals at the end.
pivnizub (8379) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pitch black, lacing tanned head; roast malt and some slightly sourish fruitiness in the nose, hints of liquorice and coffee; dry bitter flavour; coffee, roast malt, dark fruits in the dry, lingering finish, light bodied. A satisfying, moreish stuff ! Danke vielmals, Jonas !
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
The aroma holds huge notes of milk chocolate and hickory smoke with lesser notes of vanilla, dark coffee, cinnamon and toasted nuts.
This stout pours thick and black. Even when held up to extremely bright light, this beer is black, black, black! A lazer beam shot from the head of a "frickin’ shark" couldn’t pass through this glass of liquid fudge. Large, rocky, deeply tanned head. Mostly diminishing with excellent lacing.
The flavor is extremely well balanced. Bursts of smoke, espresso and dark chocolate up front. Excellent blend of acidity, mild bitterness and a light tartness on the backside. Just a hint of vanilla on the tongue.
Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation and a short crisp, clean, dry finish.
This gem has a balanced flavor rarely found in an Oatmeal Stout. Sweet Stout??? I don’t think so.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle acquired in trade with beerhugger (thanks!). Poured a dark black with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and coffe. Additional flavors of light oatmeal. A little smoky as well. Smooth body and very easy to drink.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Bottled - Smokeless Joes Toronto. Aroma has some roastiness but is not particularly pronounced. The colour is a fantastic black with a good head. The flavour also has some roasty notes but not enough for me for a stout. I was suprised to see it is a top 50 beer as I found it quite thin.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2005 Pours a beautiful jet-black colour with a dark brown head. Leaves a bit of nice lacing on the glass. Great nose of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Very rich and chocolatey in the mouth with a nice bitter finish. This is a great one... puts Guinness to shame!
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks so much to robinvboyer! DELICIOUS! Pours dark black and nice and viscous. Nice brown and creamy head. Lacing is phenomenal. Smell is nice with tons of chocolate flavor. Tongue is chocolate, sweet coffee, oats, wood, and some nice residual sweetness and a good balance of hops. I even notice some hints of smoke. Great stout. I want more!!
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 nice chocolate lack color and taste. Thick consistency. Nice bittersweet chocolate/expresso aftertaste with a tad of sweetness.. Can sip and enjoy.
Had later on draft-very smooth