Bov (10941) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark colour, fine lace, toasted, coffee aroma, smooth, full-bodied, nice bitterness
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010
Date: July 06, 1996
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Aroma: roasted oat aroma
Flavor: rich roasted oat flavor with a touch of chocolate
Date: December 01, 1997
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Score: iii to iiii
Appearance: black, big nitro dark tan head
Aroma: strong sweet roasted chocolate aroma
Flavor: big rich sweet chocolate flavor, just a hint of bitterness
Date: October 06, 2008
Source: Bruisin Ales
Score: iiii to iii
Appearance: black, thin tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate aroma, dark caramel sweetness, touch of vanilla
Body: creamy body with an oily oatmeal character
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, roasted malt brings in lots of bitterness, caramel sweetness brings it back in more balance, long bitter finish
Date: March 06, 2010
Appearance: black, dark beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Body: creamy velvet nitro body
Flavor: big roasted flavor, lots of bitter dark chocolate, dark caramel sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
mcberko (10585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 From a bottle and on tap, many times. Pours jet black with a frothy cascading brown head. Nose is full of oats, some burnt unsweetened cocoa and maybe a touch of coffee. Flavour is full of oatmeal, some metallic tinges, dry bitter cocoa and some roasted coffee beans. Palate is thick, heavy on oatmeal, leaving a fairly astringent finish. Highly drinkable and one of the better Canadian stouts out there.
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with huge light brown head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor has good complexity and goes the same way.
daknole (10350) - 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!!
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a nice big creamy rocky light brown well lasting head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, biter chocolate, coffe and some liquorice. Good mouthfeel though I suspected a more creamy one. The flavour has a very pleasant roastiness with chocolate, coffee, oat, some smoke and dark fruits, The finish is quite roasty with some bitterness and coffee. A good stout but rather thin. It needs more body.
hopdog (10284) - 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.
hopscotch (10265) - 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.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of weihenweizen. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Anise, earthy, dark chocolate, mild coffee, a bit raisin aroma. Fairly roasty, moderately smoky, burnt chocolate malty, milk sugar, ashy, mild coffee flavor. A lot of ash and anise notes. Finishes fairly dry. Doesn’t blow my mind but pretty good.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s a pitch black beer with a huge, creamy and light brown head. The aroma has lots of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The flavour is smooth and round, but it also has a bitterness from the hard roasted malt, a light sourness from the oats and notes of chocolate and coffee. The finish is incredibly long and the flavour is developing from start to the end. It’s impressive that all that taste can be found in a beer with only 5% - well done!!! 1719