KEHOE (2) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a wonderful new romantic flavor, complex aroma, with a hint of chocolate perhaps, but more of a coffee malt. Medium size brown head, thin, not too frothy. My first pint was enjoyed at The WAREHOUSE of Gainesville, Florida... as was my second, third, and fourth. This Stout was delicious, glass after glass, and it didn’t make me feel full or bloated. I was pleased with it’s rich dark color, it’s full body and flavor. Great drinkability. Went down very smooth, as I was a bit nervous when I saw the word oil in it’s name. I highly recommend this beer to all of the Stout lovers out there. Currently available in kegs, soon to be bottled in a new bottling plant in the Gainesville, Florida area, as I was informed by the owner of The WAREHOUSE RESTUARANT.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/12/10. Black pour, not much brown head. Aroma is definite coffee and chocolate - promising. Very disappointing flavor... sour, plain, and burnt. Not distinctly coffee, and barely any chocolate or anything going on in it. Meh.
Suttree (4867) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off, if you been paying attention to my ratings (and I hope you have, there is a test), you have probably deduced that I love coffee stouts. Some might even call me a sucker for ’em. So this was right in my wheelhouse. Great coffee aroma and flavor, maybe a hint of chocolate in the background. Thinner bodied, so it’s easy to drink. Really tasty brew.
FrankStallone (13) - , Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this at Tipple’s in Gainesville, FL. Very strong coffee flavor overpowers any other layers to the beer. If you like this, you will like this beer. I expected a little more oil like texture to it, but it had none, and really did not sit very heavy on me. I would play $1.50 for a draft, and drink it all night long.
mufasa (11) - USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark black, not as thick as a beer named midnight oil should appear. Aroma of light coffee and chocolate. Taste seemed watered down and bitter.
Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a nice smooth chocolate with light burned wood, some fusel alcohol, really nice. In mouth, a light and smooth chocolate with light peated notes, not bad but overall, a bit light. On tap at Dunedin House of Beer, May 23 2010.
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CCB: Poured a black color with a tan head. Aroma is light coffee bean and roasted malts/barley. The taste is watery thin espresso coffee. I expected it to be a little thicker with a name like midnight oil!
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Cigar City. Pours black with tan head. Coffee and roasted malt aromas with some chocolate. Coffee flavor is most prominent with roasted malts, chocolate and some ashyness. Medium body with mild carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour, thin light tan head. Moderate coffee aroma, mild roast in back. Light body. More coffee on taste than roast. Kind of on the lighter side.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft… Pours midnight black with a small, wispy, beige head. The nose is acrid and dark with notes of espresso and dark chocolate really standing out… more-so the espresso. Medium-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. Acrid, bitter flavors of espresso and unsweetened cocoa accompanied by light acidity. Finished burnt and moderately bitter. Needs more malt and more body to be a real hit.