hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was black in color with some nice light brown tinges around the edges. There was a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated into the darkness of the beer. The lacing that was there was light and stringy.
The smell was roasty and had a nice element of bitter coffee and a decent layer of oatmeal balancing it all out. It kinda smells very similar to their Dead Reckoning. No worries as that’s just as good a beer if anything.
The taste was sweet, bitter and roasty all blending well and leads into a very dry coffee and slightly oatmeal-like aftertaste. There was a dry sweet finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium in body with a quality that wants to be sessionable but isn’t as much as one may want. The carbonation is smooth and rolls over my mouth and tongue very nicely.
Overeall, I say this is a good oatmeal stout well worthy of having again.
zvsn (551) - ISRAEL - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Bottle at oatmeal stouts tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Dark brown-black with a nice beige creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and grassy hops. Taste - sweet, roasted malts, coffee, straw, low-medium bitterness, quite tasty. Medium-bodied, creamy texture. Easy drinking. Nice.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Black opaque pour, with a sticky tan head. Aroma is rating coffee, bitter chocolate and hops. Taste is similar, nice coffee/ chocolate bomb with an ending hop note. Chocolate lingers a bit at the end along with some dryness and a touch of booze.
Jimsal27 (232) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice stout. Didn’t get much coffee but overall a good stout. Definetly a stout you can drink more than one of.
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to growler. Poured into a snifter. Medium light brown head. Nose is full of milk chocolate with a touch of dark coffee, but not too much to be overpowering. Taste is decadent dark chocolate covered coffee beans. a full, thick, and chewy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, slightly silky on the palate as well. wow, this is very nice. Not too astringent, thin, or acrid like a lot of bad coffee beers. This could be one of the better straight up coffee stouts I have had in a while. Thanks, Scott
mstrcrwly (256) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into snifter..dark brown with 2 finger tan head..strong coffee,espresso, oatmeal aroma..tastes exactly as it smells..not too carbonated..dry..very good.
beerandbeyond (673) - ISRAEL - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Dark brown, opaque, with a decent and lacy mocha head.
Rich coffee nose, roasted malt, some dark chocolate and faint ash.
Intense coffee flavors, highly roasted malts, grassy hops, medium bitterness, faint anise notes and some alcohol.
Medium bodied, quite flavorful, somewhat creamy but a bit solvent. Cool
oOJUXEOo (271) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable stout! On tasting tour at Troegs. Dark brown and small head appearance. Roasted malt gives tastes of chocolate and coffee. Minimal hop presence, hearty but not overbearing mouthfeel.
BMMillsy (1320) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in trade as an extra. Big thanks! Pours black with a two finger head that is brown looks super creamy and rich. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, a little booze, a little chocolate, and coffee that is somewhat subdued for the name. Flavor follows with earthy coffee though, then comes sweet chocolate covered fruits, some nice roasted grains in the finish. Still light on the coffee for a brew called Java Head, but very nice nonetheless. Lingering sweetness left on the palate with the roast. Mouthfeel is medium heavy and pretty rich for a non-impy stout. Nice beer overall and something I could see being a nice go-to for a rich beer on a week night.
joejames (123) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to Shaker Glass. Pour very dark, light barely shines through. Nice coffee/chocolate aroma. Slightly hoppy taste. Bittersweet finish. Nice.