Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty with lots of cocoa powder and caramel along with some earth and dark fruits. Flavor is similar. Lots of roast, chocolate, caramel, and earth before this finishes with a light bitterness from the roasts and hops. Lots of caramel and cocoa in the aftertaste as this slowly dries with a medium length duration. Medium, creamy body and a light carbonation. Overall, a pretty flavorful oatmeal stout. Lots of caramel with a nice, sweet, dark chocolate and a solid earthy roast. Good beer.
Goodgrief (1839) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Typical effort. Lots of roasted flavors, not much oatmeal noticeable. Slightly astringent and thin. Not really great. Oh, and it was overly carbonated, too.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Jet black pour with a thick brown head that eventually settles down into a ring around the glass. Big roasty nose, burnt oak and Italian roast coffee. Taste is all roast at first but then fades into vanilla beans and whipped cream. It is silky smooth in the mouth. Amazing -- like velvet on the palate. I would love to try an imperial version of this. Great stout.
jake65 (2850) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At brewpub: Near black with a finger of creamy brown head. Nose is moderate roast and light coffee. Very little sweetness. The taste is what sells me on this brew... Solid roast, some burnt malt and smokiness, espresso, and very light chocolate tones. A little bit of bittersweetness along the way. This is the beer that deserves all the hype/acclaim that Guinness gets. Well done Town Hall!
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a thin brown head. Aroma very much of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Tastes very roasty with more chocolate, coffee, caramel, nuts, licorice, and vanilla. Medium bodied with low carbonation levels. Very good overall.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick black with deep tan head, smell is roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste upfront is coffee and bitter chocolate, really creamy mouth feel from the oatmeal, and ends nicely with smooth roasted/smoky malts. Excellent beer!
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, at brewpub. Flat black pour with a creamy brown head that had decent retention. The nose is big coffee and oatmeal with dark chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is nicely bitter and roasty with the coffee coming out on the finish. Very smooth and drinkable. Dries out on the finish nicely. Smooth and creamy mouth feel with just a touch of fizziness. Very nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@RLRL with Orlando group-thanks to GoT/4.4-40-growler-pours a tight thin brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate-dark malt. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate-dark malt, some hops bite.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler shared by godofthunder. Nice roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Pours dark brown black with a thin tan head. Smooth dark flavors, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla. Very smooth. Nice.
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful, almost black color, but there is certainly a brown hue. Toasted oat aroma. Coffee flavored -- like a strong dark roast bean prepared in a French Press. I tasted some chocolate as well. Nice "warm" feeling on the palate.