fluffy (2306) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark ruby black with a cream colored head. aroma is dark malts, a bit of smoke. flavor is dark grains, a bit of coffee and cocoa. a fairly dry finish. pretty darn good.
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at redlight. Pours a dark brown almost black color topped by a small, bubbly tan colored head of foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, roasted barley, and loads of roasted coffee all atop a sweet chocolate malt backbone. The flavor follows with fresh roasted coffee up front, milk chocolate and roasted barley with an earthy hop bitterness on the back end. Pretty nice flavor between the dark chocolate and roasted coffee. On the thinner side of medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a lengthy roasty finish. Tons of coffee for sure, but I don’t get much in the way of oatmeal as the body was a touch thin. Still a nice drinking and solid coffee stout.
SHIG (4385) - 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!
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a mini growler. Pours black with a thin beige head. Nose is some coffee and smoke. Taste followed the nose but lacked any real punch. The mouthfeel was thin for a beer of this type. Pretty disappointing.
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee takes over everything else and pours black with a small cream head. Taste of coffee shines through strong. Easy to drink and tasty. Nice beer!
radio_nowhere (1378) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Mile Marker Brewery in St Augustine, FL. Black color with tan head. Aroma of coffee. Did these guys just serve me cold coffee?? Nope, taste reveals carbonation and notes of chocolate, bitter roasted malt and light earthy hops. Light body, medium carbonation, somewhat acidic with lingering roasty/coffee-like finish. A coffee smelling beer that actually had no coffee in it! Great stuff.
Criz (347) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz Draft. Pours a deep black, tan head, with lacing on the way down. Dry coffee notes, roasted malts, and bitter cocoa. Review from memory, decent pour.
SlovakSniper (4920) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beau visage noir. Belle tête de mousse. Ça sent la pipe, le café et le chocolat. Ça goûte l’avoine, les grains chocolatés et les fèves de café. C’est légèrement crémeux en bouche avec un pétillement bas. Ça finit avec une amertume et des notes faiblement acides. Stout qui manque un peu de corps et de magie noire. En fût au Riverside Market.
rondphoto (3884) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Swamp Head / Gainesville FL --- Opaque black with a thick brown rim head, lots of lace streaks. Good aroma of edgy malt. Taste is strong toasted malt that becomes a little bitter in the palate. The finish retains the malt, but becomes a little chalky and dry on the roof of the mouth. Otherwise, a solid brew.
jtclockwork (14617) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Need label. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, toasted oats, coffee. Taste is light and a bit lacking. Lighter medium body.