CanIHave4Beers (2865) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium light brown head that sticks to the side of the glass and leaves a nice lace.
The aroma is very mild, very clean, & nicely roasty. There is a bit of the mocha coffee on chocolate thing going on. This beer smells nice, but it doesnít smell of much, it could stand to be a little more pungent.
The flavor is fairly dry, roasty and bitter with a touch of that black patent "burnt" kind of flavor just in the back. There is a mild coffee flavor but this is much more centered around dark chocolate.
The light carbonation on this is nice, but the beer is a little bit thin, that mixed with the low carbonation give it a bit of a watery sensation.
This is perfectly enjoyable beer!
I sure didnít find it to be very sweet, which is not a problem really.
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, and light roasted malt. Flavor is sweet, perhaps a touch medicinal too. Just ok, certainly has its flaws.
steve1966 (85) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich smooth , sweet. Taste the chocolate notes in there.Not my favorite style of beer but this is certainly enjoyable. Wouldnít pass up another one.
DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from build-a-six at Binnyís. Hey, nice smell right out of the can, hearty roast grains without the usual burn or astringency. Rich chocolate notes. Pours a solid black body, head is foamy since itís still canned with CO2, but hey. Taste does offer creamy texture of an oatmeal stout. More dry than sweet. Some coffee bitterness once I get more tasted. Very slight citrus edge, perhaps some PNW hops in there. I note that the can currently reads 6% abv.
Krotkruton (7) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, but thatís the best compliment I can make. Very flat, more like flat soda than creamy beer. Nothing special about the taste; not strong, almost as if itís a light beer.
troyc (2014) - Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Can] Pours a very dark shade of brown with virtually no head on it. Strange aroma is of dark malts, residual sugars, metal and hints of vanilla. The taste is distinctive of íhomebrew twangí. Tastes like stale malt extract, soured grains, light ash, metal and brown sugar. Very low carbonation levels make this one a bit flat. I didnít care for this particular brew.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ported from BA.
Pretty much no head. Half a finger at most, and it goes south pretty quickly. Not quite black, but an opaque dark dark brown, and a dark khaki tan around the edges when held up to the light.
Malty, milky, and mild. Thereís also a tinge of tinny scent in there too. No bitterness at all. Itís has a cold latte feeling to it.
It tastes milky, malty and surprisingly bitter, but not like hops. More like espresso, or baking chocolate. Iím not really getting any oatmeal taste in it though.
Medium body, and feels kind of awkwardly metallic. Unfortunately, the metal flavor of it is the only thing that really sticks around for long. Above average carbonation for a stout.
Reminds me of a stout I made once. It was okay. This one is too. I donít know if I would buy it much unless it were cheap, and Iím not sure if it is since itís from a trade.
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour tan head sticky lacing nice looking brew ... sweet and roasted aroma little chocolatey .... taste is sweet and roasted with a little creamy chocolately feel and some caramel malts ... not bad almost coke like but with a roasted taste and a dry sweet roasted finish
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thin black with an off white head. At 6.5% this is a very easy drinking oatmeal stout. Nice balance in the malt profile little to no hop flavor. A nice beer to be certain!
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Pours a black body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a very thin covering. The nose is really roasty with a touch of burnt malt smokiness. A little sweetness and a little coffee. The flavor has just the right amount of sweetness mixed with some roast and burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is fairly thick with a bit of clinginess on the back end. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Not the best Sweet Stout, but itís drinkable for 12 ounces worth.