egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, oaks, roast, cocoa, and some smoked wood. Taste of roast, cocoa, oatmeal, vanilla, and a dry finish.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Triumph. Pours a deep dark brown to black, with a medium to large tan head, which stays around for a while. Very pretty. Faint roast with a touch of oatmeal sweetness. Lighter in body than I’d think, almost watery, lightly sweet, little roast. Light roast finish. Ok session stout but could use more body and character.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Malty chocolate, roasted malt, light peat tones, coco, and some lighter vanilla chalky tones. Slick and smooth. A Great stout.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque brown pour with a thick tan head, malty molasses nose, a bit of smoke, chocolate, and malt, with a weak finish.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in philly. nitro actually. Pours brownish black with a 1 finger creamy tan head. Nose is sweet with bitter malts, coffee. Taste is sweet, bitter little metallic.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Princeton. Pour is oily black with a 1 finger tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, oats, and some coffee. Flavor is coffee, caramel, vanilla, and finishing full with tons of roastyness. Nicely done here.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(11/10/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Philadelphia. Black but not opaque with a light brown head. Roasty aroma with some coffee and caramel. Sweet flavor with some coffee with milk and chocolate hints. Medium-bodied. Maybe slightly too light in body.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/15/08 notes: on tap, at Brewery. Pours dark brown with a nitro-creamy tan head. First time I’ve ever seen an oatmeal look like that! Aroma is soft, with roasts, brown sugar and chocolate. Palate is smooth, a bit light, and leans dry. This stout featured mild sweetness, complemented by roastiness. Overall, I’d say this is a fairly average oatmeal stout. Just too tame and too watery for me, but decent nonetheless.
bp (888) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Philly: dark black with a thick creamy head, aroma of roasted malts, taste is malt, coffee, some chocolate. Nice stuff.
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft at Princeton. Pours a deep dark solid black with a creamy beige head. Aroma took a little while to liven up but the usual roasty coffee and chocolate notes showed up strong. Body on this one is very smooth from the nitro and to be quite honest that really hasn’t been my thing lately. Flavor is fantastic with lots of rasted coffee, slight chocolate and a very slight touch of sweetness that makes this highly drinkable. I would really like to try this wihout the nitro pour to see how the carbonation effects the palate.