fidemaster (286) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black color. rich pillowy head. Rich smell of coffee. It starts out with a great combination of coffee, chocolate, malts, and oatmeal. Finishes very bitter. Overall I feel it could be a top beer if it was a touch sweeter and creamier, but less bitter. The bitter finish is a bit too overpowering. Really a very good beer.
barbarino2000 (84) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The thin-ness and carbonation detracts from the taste. It's not terrible. It's just not what I was hoping for. Kinda plain, in my opinion.
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Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an inky, oily looking black with a minimal, although long lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, and just hints of licorice. The taste is plenty of malts, more earthy actually. There is still a healthy amount of chocolate, especially in the aftertaste. The chocolate aftertaste is rather subtle, but it does linger in your mouth. I still find very subtle impressions of licorice. This is a bit sweet as well. The body is medium, while it has a smooth, creamy texture. Carbonation is limited. Very easy drinking here, although I get the feeling it might be a bit stronger than I realize.
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin Fest 2013. Black of course. Thick. Some oak, and I think I taste a little whiskey. Rich, roasted malt. Solid
wlajwl (4430) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts, chocolate and a slight mustiness. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malts/bitter coffee and an acidic/tart finish.
ccex (1039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown/opaque black with small tan head and a few spots of lacing. Aroma is full of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of molasses. Taste is sweet but not too sweet, with some nuts in the finish. Body is medium to full, not as thich as I had expected. Has lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is slighly oily. A very good oatmeal stout I won’t hesitate to try again.
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, dark black pour with an perfect tan head. Roasty cocoa aroma with some nice dark chocolate notes in the flavor. Damn tasty.
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth oatmeal or milk stout. Nice sweetness, not too sweet tho. Nice flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, and vanilla. A very tasty brew indeed
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle via trade from madbeerbaron. It pours black with a huge, creamy, light tan head. The nose has nice roasted malt, dark chocolate, and light coffee notes. A little thinner on the tongue than I was expecting. A fair bit of roasted malt with light coffee and even lighter chocolate notes. Subtle earth comes out as it warms. A little slick on the tongue with a medium finish. Decent.
AirForceHops (4176) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle got in a trade with Queenholly. Dark brown, with some ruby highlights with fast fading, tan head. Taste is chocolate with a nice oat presence. Cocoa powder and coffee notes. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Light lactose sugar and a touch of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Somewhat dry on the palate. Really well-crafted brew.