daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. almost a black pour. aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some roated malt. Flavor is pretty nice and would be really great if it wasn’t for a bit of odd sourness. Some good chocolate and fruit notes.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit aged, 9 months past expiry. Good brown mollasses and chocolate, not too much lasting head. Smooth and drinkable with some astringency mid-sip. Toasty,variety of malts, and in the background, 3 hops. some creaminess. In the genre as St. Ambroise, though on a lesser and different plateau.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old and musty aroma of grass and yeast. Smooth in the mouth but with a butter candy flavor... also some pencil shaving flavor. I don't know why, it really does taste like a just-sharpened pencil smells, don't ask me why. The finish is full of smoky grass and wood.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber/brown, with a medium white head and lace. Aroma of coffee, malt, oats, caramel. Tastes malty, with some coffee, vanilla, sweetness, and slight hops at the finish. Pretty good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and black with a full cream colored head. Smooth milk chocolatey coffee aroma. Palate is sweet and thick with some earthiness and a pleasant roasted bitter finish. A good oatmeal stout.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown, almost black pour with just about zero head. Poured with a cola-like consistency. Aroma was pleasant, but weak... with light oats and roasted chocolate malts mostly. Some barley, oats, chocolate, and other roasted flavors were picked up in the mouth. Not overly complex, but tasty. Quite light a tad watery on the palate. Finish had a nice array of higher-Alpha hops... and a bit of caramelly sweetness.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found at Jungle Jim’s in Fairlfield, OH. Almost black with no discernible head and minimal lacing. Creamy coffee aroma. Nice toasty flavor of coffee, nuts and some chocolate. Sweet and creamy finish. Rather enjoyable in my humble opinion.
shrubber85 (6508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light cocoa aroma. Dark black-brown color with small film of a head. Lightly sweet black coffee flavor initially with a chocolate/oatmeal finish. Moderate carbonation. A nice tasting beer - would be better with a more pronounce aroma and flavor as it came across kind of weak for me.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Ruby brown with porous tanned ring around..
Nose : Strong nose : plums , sweet malt , bubble gum with roasty malting on side. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , cleanly executed toasty malts . Fruit flavored coffee . Milder at finish . Simple , straightforward ale that was pleasure to have.
Cletus (6250) - 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.