KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a non transparent very dark brown almost black with an average sized (1-2 finger) thick creamy head and had decent retention which diminished down to a spotty residue. This allowed for some excellent sheets of lacing that coated the glass rather nicely.
The aroma was of a burnt chocolate malt and the moderate odor of a leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and molasses and a decent scent of alcohol towards the end.
The taste was very malty and bold with a nice note of chocolate and a hint of molasses in the beginning and finished with a nice bitter coffee flavor that had a mild alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lingered for a real long time which allowed the bold alcohol coffee flavor to settle nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was quite full in body with the texture being nice and creamy, and yet a little dry with the carbonation being a tad on the mild side.
Overall an exceptional Imperial Stout that had an explosion of flavor and a nice dose of alcohol that worked very well together.
MarkSachon (936) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2915 vintage. A good imperial stout just short of extraordinary. One is probably enough.
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at "The Pub" in Gettysburg, PA. This beer is a pitch black offering with a nice tan head. The aromas is full of roasted grains and cocoa. the taste is a lot like the aroma with some cocoa, coffee and malt blended well for a flavorful event. My favorite Imperial Oatmeal Stout to date.
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice stout has all the flavors you would hope for. Toasty malty enjoyable in most every way. A bit thin on the tongue though.
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown thin rimming tan head; aroma is slight chocolate; flava is ice malty with hints of choc and tangy malt; feels medium slight zingyness; finishes dry roasty malty
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz brown bottle; Lot #721; Bottled date of August 2014..
Pours dark brown, looking black in the snifter. The light brown head has a creamy look and good retention. This has a full and very smooth mouthfeel, but with some light heat fro alcohol.
The aroma carries the usual mix of dark malts and oats,with little in the way of alcohol esters, but with a touch of spiciness (hops?). The flavor also reflects some spicy hops but is dominated by dark roasted grains. Minimal sourness. Mildly bitter. Some chocolate with only faint raisins and vague dark fruit in the flavor.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pitch black, inky body with a light-tan creamy head that doesnít last. Aroma of bakerís chocolate, bitter cocoa dust, licorice, creamy oatmeal, a small hint of brown sugar, & mild coffee beans. Flavor is smooth, good balance of bitter & sweet. Oatmeal, chocolate, hints of coffee, faint anise, a touch of roast & char nearing the finish. Body could be a little thicker, but overall this was pretty tasty.
Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown color with no head and no lacing.
The smell had a nice sweet milk chocolate and dark choclate with roasty coffee tones roaming around the beer.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors to combine. Sweet gentle tones. A nice sweet rolling roasty aftertaste leads to a quick dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonated nicely, the oatmeal helps to balance to a decent grainy feel.
Overall, Iím quite pleased with this beer and would have it again.
Jabah (385) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, what can I say! Donít know if I have tried a better oatmeal stout yet. Has an off-black, thick appearance. Medium-heavy carbonation to bring out a frothy mocha-white head. Taste of oats, chocolate malts, hops, and all sorts of other goodies. Canít wait to buy more.
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black color. Brief beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma has a boozy sweet oatmeal note. Tangy roasted malt flavor has hints of cocoa and earthy coffee notes. Bold and rich with dark malt flavors. Chewy, dark dried fruit finish.
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee, caramel, malt, vanilla, oatmeal, light on the palate, hides abv extremely well, dry. This would be a great intro into stouts beer if you donít like sweet. Would buy again as a delicious easy drinker