chinchill (2281) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.
This is "a traditional brown porter brewed with flaked oats for added smoothness, and infused with rum-soaked dark raisins, Indonesian cinnamon bark and a touch of vanilla to emulate a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie." The aroma lives up to the description remarkably well: this does indeed smell pretty much like an oatmeal raisin cookie. The flavor has more of a sense of dark bread but still carries the cookie properties of the aroma. Lightly sweet.
GTAEgeek (1321) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at ACAT. Black, with a thin, beige head. Nice, mild coffee up front, with a little cloves, coconut, and milk chocolate. Very sweet, with a touch of bitterness. Medium to heavy body, creamy, and a little sticky. Not bad, but could be a little better.
Cybercat (3575) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown just a few shades above sable - didn’t get much head, and lacing is minimal. Smoky aroma has hints of molasses, cinnamon and coffee. Flavor has a core of roast malt with notes of cinnamon, coffee, brown sugar and licorice. Texture has good firmness and fizz, leaving a smoky finish that has brown sugar and cinnamon hints.
deyholla (7156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy deep amber brown with a muddy brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a lot of brown sugar with backing notes of cinnamon, oats and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor has more oats up front with a hint of roast and the cinnamon and brown sugar coming out in the finish.