elihapa (1519) - 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 Cannonís. 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 wasnít into this beer. The carbonation was low, with accentuated the wateriness of the palate, and the flavors werenít much better.
altonbrownd (4489) - 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 (279) - 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 Iíve ever had. This brewery really needs to spend more time on the development process and hire some better brewers, because frankly theyíre not going to be very successful if they keep releasing beers like this.
BroSpud (1525) - , 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".
thornecb (3978) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown into a shaker. No head. Aroma leans toward powdered chocolate. Thin and metallic with a slight chocolate finish.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, this one I liked. Dark brown pour wtih a beige head. Aroma is chocolate dominated and small hints of coffee. I get a sweet start with some chocolate and dried fruit. Taste is nice, body is a tad watery. Still this one tasted good.