craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma is not impressive, with a bit of chocolate, roasted malt, and oats, but nothing strong. Flavor is also pretty weak- mostly bitter due to the oats, with nothing much to balance that out or give it a good name. Palate was quite thin. Not a great stout.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of chocolate. Pours dark dark brown with fast fading head. Taste has a bit of chocolate with a distinctive bitterness that I’ll attribute to oats.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, Eli Cannon’s. Pours jet black with little head. Palate is quite thin, surprising and alarming for an oatmeal stout. Flavors are dark chocolate, the essence of coffee, and some metallic flavor. Overall, I just wasn’t into this beer. The carbonation was low, with accentuated the wateriness of the palate, and the flavors weren’t much better.
altonbrownd (3735) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From Brattleboro Food Co-Op. Dark brown body with fuzzy head. Not much taste to it, watery, and then a partly chocolate, partly sour flavour kicks in. Light-bodied and not well done.
fishonmyplane (421) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer tastes very watered-down and slightly sour. It reminds me of a poorly-executed homebrew more than any professional beer I’ve ever had. This brewery really needs to spend more time on the development process and hire some better brewers, because frankly they’re not going to be very successful if they keep releasing beers like this.
BroSpud (1679) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Not impressed with this one. Cannot remember the specifics other than being dissapointed. Actually liked their River Red better for what it was.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle courtesy of ClockworkOrange poured into a pint glass.
Pours dark, dark brown with a small off-white head that lingers as a ring for a while leaving no lacing.
The aroma is pretty strong with lactose, chocolate and some roasted coffee. The dark malts are also very evident in the nose, but it is overall an unappetizing smell.
The taste is pretty bland for a stout with dark malts and faint hints of coffee and chocolate. Not a lot going on in the taste honestly.
The mouthfeel is watery for a stout and lacks the body to be much better than an average beer.
Overall, I was not overly impressed with this beer but being some light-bodied did make it drinkable.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to John. Deep dark brown pour, nearly black, with tan head. Looks and smells promising... not-too-sweet chocolate and oatmeal on the nose and a little bit of nuttiness. Hits up with strong metallic and cola notes on the palate though. Just kind of weird. Way over-carbonated. Hard to drink for that reason.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted and burnt malts, creme, and some oats. Poured dark black/brown in color with a small, fizzy, brown head that disappeared immediately. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of acid, balsamic vinegar, roasted malts, chocolate, oats, and cream. Light to medium body. Watery, thin texture. Lively carbonation. Roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate finish.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 5, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottle). Cardboard aroma. Reddish black color, small light tan head. Flavor is cardboard and a bit of roast, along with oatmeal. You have to search diligently to find any chocolate. This is a brew that does not scream "quality".