mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at pub, chocolate aroma with American citrus/pine note. Chocolate and touch of dark fruit with piney (Columbus?) hop flavor, but very low, to no roast in flavor. Oatmeal duly noted in mouthfeel, what kmweaver dubs ’nougat’.
This was my third place choice (of four) in blind tasting for best stout in Sonoma County.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"very nice oatmeal stout here. quite smooth with a bitersweet roasted coffee and chocolate flavor and aroma. one of their better beers if not their best (the apa was quite good as well). "
Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is string chocolate and a moderate roast character. Some bitter chocolate. Stains shirts. Otherwise ok.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Third St Aleworks, Santa Rosa, 28/04/14.
Light black with a moderate tan swirl that clears to spotting.
Nose is roast malt, light coffee grinds, cocoa nibs, brown sugars.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, molasses, roasty tones, dark malts and toffee.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation over pitched in this respect.
Ok to middling stout, the carbonation certainly dropped it a few points for me.
BeerFunGuy (739) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color. Chocolate oatmeal flavor. This beer is rich but well balanced.
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Ferris (4972) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Roast notes and coffee. Jet black with a rich persistent brown head. Espresso, bittersweet chocolate, some dark fruit and an odd sourness. Something wrong with this recipe.
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap @ Third St Aleworks. Black pour with a khaki head. Aroma is pretty roasty and smokey. Some plastic, dirt, and cheese. Light ash. Meh. Flavor is bitter smoke and plastic. Lots of roast, coffee, and ash. Minimal, if any, sweetness. Not very pleasant.
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery.Chocolate, vanilla, coffee/mocha, very clean and well made.
BVery (6953) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Rich dark pour with a sticky off white head. Bitter chocolate and oat smoothness, nice palate, and a bit of bitter roast late.
hackobock (1713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub on 062013. Black with a tan head. Smooth roasted aroma of coffee, chocolate and oat. Taste follows aroma with a smooth texture (oat) and a light bitter chocolte finish.
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 On tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Roasty, chocolatey, vanilla, light oak, maple, and earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is chocolatey, earthy, espresso, slightly grassy, light vanilla, and oak with a slightly roasty finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Not bad.