yespr (29416) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with chocolate brown head. Aroma of mild roasted malt, a hint of toffee and chocolate and mild coffee. Flavour is soft malty dark, slight coffee. Slight citric note, but it goes down in a soft malty dark blend. Mild malty finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft) Pours a black body with an average brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roastiness, and lactose.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark cola body with creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, mildly sweet. Taste is coffee, mildly sweet. Creamy smooth body. Maybe I've gotten so used to coffee beers that I need something more, but to me this beer seemed to just sit there.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
black, fine tan head, drippy lace,
sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma,
lots of roasted flavor, sweet dark chocolate comes in the second wave,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Jet black with a creamy, light brown head. Lots of used coffee grounds in both the nose and flavor. Also notes of bitter-sweet chocolate and tawny port. Lightly sweet at first, but then balanced out by the burnt, roasted flavors. Medium-bodied with a thin, watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Textbook oatmeal stout. Quality beer! Thanks to robertsreality for the growler!
hopdog (8443) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from Growler acquired in trade with kms399 (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas, which increased in coplexity as the beer warmed, of tobacco, smoke, light oatmeal, chocolate, some dark fruits and roasted malts. I got something different everytime I smelled this one. Tastes of chocolate, raisins, and oatmeal. I found the tastes not as complex as the aromas. Smooth body with some lacing.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
JW77 with another great beer he brought to Cigar City. This one was really delicious. Almost a black pour with a rich tan head. Chocolate, coffee and some light molasses on the nose. Flavor is roasted and very smooth(oatmeal)...creamy as hell. Chocolate and coffee. Very good.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 On tap at MTHB. Dark black appearance with a brown head. Oatmeal and dark raosty chocolate malts in the nose. Roasty dark chocolate malty flavor with some espresso.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well they took this off nitro I am told,though it had the characteristics of a nitro, but more the taste of a tap. The carbonation is good at the Hall. Roasted barley and chocolate smell. It is dark and lacey. An above average mouthfeel, not as creamy as a nitro - chocolate rich. A good stout.