Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of sloth. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of molasses, cherries, chocolate. Tastes earthy and chocolatey with a semi-sweet finish.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a coffee brown/black color with not much head at all. The aroma was toasted walnuts and malt. The flavor was somewhat bitter with hints of nuts and coffee present. Overall, a decent brew.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head which dissipated. Nose was of cigarette tobacco. taste was of some coffee. Mouthfeel was thin for a stout. Not impressed.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, coffee brown. Aroma is rich and woody. A little toasty nut hint. Flavor is warm....sweet...good roasty malt flavor. Also a bit of dark chocolate on the back of the tongue. A little bit thin though. Overall, pretty solid brew.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with a fully receding tan ehad. Aroma of oatmeal, sweet chocolate malt, toasted malt. Tastes of mild chocolate, light sweetness, smoothness lended by oatmeal. Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation.
KyotoLefty (8847) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich aroma: malt, oats, nuts, chocolate, roasted barley. Sweet and slightly acidic. Rich, smooth malt and oat taste. Sweet and creamy, with the burnt flavor kicking in a bit later and lasting a long time. Long finish of burnt wood and roasted nuts. Thick palate, creamy and smooth. Very nice all around with great balance and pretty good complexity. Slightly too sweet and acidic for me.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque thin light brown head. Aroma is toasted malt. Fairly thin light palate mild roasty flavor. Quaffable but a little lacking in body and character.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly metallic hazelnut caramel aroma. The flavor echoes the aroma pretty closely. A bit thin, but not bad.
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, toast, and caramel. Medium body. Flavor is similar to the aroma, but with a bit more coffee present. A very average stout.
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It had a good stout flavor but not even a slight hint of oatmeal flavor. Has a good dark color and good body but just doesn’t REALLY impress.