VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a growler into a snifter glass.
Aroma- Chocolate, oak/wood, and nuts.
Appearance- Dark brown, coffee like head. Great retention with a nice lacing at the top.
T - Similar to the nose but slightly sweeter. Some toffee and brown sugar hints. Subtle coffee notes that mix well with the chocolate/cocoa. A nice roasty malt flavor with a strong roasted nuttiness. Well balanced sweet and bitterness.
Palate - Medium body with some carbonation. Very smooth, creamy, and sweet. Good mouthfeel that you expect from an oatmeal stout.
Overall- Well balanced stout with a very smooth sweet finish. The malts and hops blend well together. A nice balance between sweet and bitter with a nice chocolate milk.
pepsican (1454) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty dark gold ale, almost black with a light tan head. Notes of chocolate (bitter), just a touch of hop fruitness, roasty, a bit of coffee. Much drier than expected, just a touch of sugar hanging out to stop this one from being too dry for the style. Earthy hop notes, toasty grains. This is quite nice. Carbonation lower medium. Pretty clean, mildly bitter finish. Quite tame.
rxeight (1573) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pour at the post DLD hotel bottle share. Light oatmeal stout. Mostly roast, some chocolate. Had that light stout over carbonation. Felt lighter than the claimed 6.6%.
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma is roasty and ashy with a little caramel influence. Medium body and low carbonation.
arnold931 (662) - Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toppling Goliath. Pours dark black with good brown head. Nose is nice big roast and chocolate. Some malt sweetness. Very smooth.
mnmike (1051) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pour. Good and dry stout here with some subtle chocolate roast and oats on the back. Slightly thin, but in an OK way.
jcnielsen (2326) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Casanova’s. Pours a black color with tan head. Oatmeal, roasty, malty, chocolate flavors. Very good.
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a very dark brown nearly black with a light tan head, the aroma is pretty toasty with a little bit of chocolate, kind of toned down from the last ones I’ve tried, the flavor has a sweet front end with quite a bit of the chocolate coming through in the finish, good, just not mind blowing like the past few I’ve tried.
Atom (1484) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Nova, pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt and roasted malts. Taste of slick chocolate with slight licorice, oats, sweet, finishing with bitter coffee and slight hop bitterness. A nice well balanced drinkable stout.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Coopers Tavern. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal and a hint of nuts. Creamy body tastes of chocolate, dark malts and mild coffee.