ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Steamworks. Seems more dry stout-y. Very grainy. A bit astringent.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewpub. Deep black with pretty lacing. Coffee aroma has lots of acidity, signalling the same in the body. Tastes like a Guatemalan coffee, actually--fruity and red coffee cherries with natural acidity. I like it.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery, 7.1%. Pretty close to black. Sugary, sweetish and a little bit fudgey aroma - quite foreign. On the palate, however, it is not so much a foreign stout. It is thick and sweet, slightly fudgey...and not very nuanced. It’s ok.
ilovedarkbeer (2139) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark espresso color with a small light brown head. Notes of coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Really watery, slightly sweet, and generally boring.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Pitch black small tan head... roasty creamy mildly generic aroma... roasty, burnt in the finish dark fruits, licorice, not nearly creamy enough for an oatmeal stout... Decent, not great...
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Frank Smith’s. Pours very deep black with minimal off-khaki head. Nose is huge roasty dark malt, oats, cacao, molasses. Nice nose. Tastes roasty dark patent malty, oaty, with molasses, cacao, a rich, complex palate and flavor profile, and a sweetness from the oats matched by a very roasty and full bodied malt flavor, plus a nice dose of backup finishing hops. This one is very good, and at 5 bucks a bomber, worth a case buy.
coolpop (1284) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Magic City Brewfest. Pours very dark with a small beige head and some lacing. Very sweet, low hoppiness. Hints of coffee and chocolate. A bit thin and watery.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oats, slight cream, and some lactose. Poured dark brown in color with a small, beige, head that diminished but lasted throughout around the edges and as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, slight cream, oats, and a hint of lactose. Medium body. Lightly dry, slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, and slight oat finish is lightly dry.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head. Malted chocolate, light lactose tones, some light roasted notes, a bit thin and bittersweet. Oddly something about it seems lightly paper y or soapy just didn’t fit quite. Oh well a decent ale.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Rollinhard. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head and slight lacing. The aroma was moderately sweet with with dark fruits and a touch of roasted malt. The flavor is chocolate dipped dark fruits. I only picked up a slight amount of roast. The oatmeal brings a smoothness to this beer. Decent.