jeremyh70 (914) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with two fingers oh khaki head that settles rather quickly to a light film and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is somewhat savory with some roast, a bit of sweet smoke and chocolate. Taste has some of that smokey sweetness with some roasty and coffee notes and dry cocoa. Finishes with some lingering sweetness, mild roasty bitterness and some savoriness. Mouthfeel is soft and semi creamy with a medium/full body and low/medium carbonation. Nice balance of flavors and good level of sweetness. Would be great with some barbecue or meat cooked over an open fire.
dinkle50 (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a thick double finger espresso head that fades quick. Aroma of roasted coffee and a little sweetness. Medium bodied. Sweet, almost like chocolate milk with a dry finish. Lots of bitter roasted malt. No lace.
emusche (107) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with frothy cream head. Aroma is dark chocolate, toffee, toasted malts. Taste is coffee, caramel, chocolate, malt. It's no Old Rasputin, but it's good.
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vikingguy (957) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with small brown head. Fragrant toasty sweet chocolate aroma. Taste- roasted malt, nutty, burnt toast and notes of both dark and milk chocolate. Nice balance of bitter and sweet. Thick mouthfeel. Nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bp (836) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, malty and smokey aroma, flavor is a bit sweet
thirdeye11 (5849) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle thanks to brystmar) deep espresso brown, 1/2 thick dark tan head that lasts a decent while. Nose is roasty, oatmeal, almond, nutty, dark chocolate, fairly one dimensional but very clean and a nice example of the style. Taste is roasty, a little sweet, nutty, medium dark chocolate though not bitter, touch of lactose, high carbonation that clears away the flavors on the palate, though some roastiness lingers. Smells amazing, tastes pretty good. Nice example of an oatmeal stout.
mathieuc (2359) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"I’ve been a wild rover for many a year
And I spent all my money on whiskey and beer,
And now I’m returning with gold in great store
And I never will play the wild rover no more"
Thanks to Minderbinder for the opportunity! Pours a very dark brown with a small roux head that disappears as fast as it appeared and leave no lacing. Nose is of chocolate and roasted malt. Slight alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet and offers coffe and chocolate with some faint ash. Still, really nice. Moderately bitter. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate. A really nice sweet stout, almost world class, would be if there was no ash at all!
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very solid, very smooth oatmeal stout. Mildly sweet. Dense roasty finish. Aroma of licorice and wood. Picked up with Jess in Des Moines in 2015.
kaser (4341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 12oz bottle thanks to christpuncher. Tobacco and toffee aroma. Taste is cocoa and sweet. Black licorice and malts. Not bad
ryanfolty (2141) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 11, 2015 - bottle from AV3. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma was roasty, chocolate and nutty. Taste was relatively mild with the same flavors in aroma.