illidurit (1643) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown with a handsome ecru head. Aroma is toasty and roasty, lots of breads and grains and coffee. Flavor is dark chocolate and black coffee with a medium roasted bitterness and a light acidity. Mouthfeel is light but moussey in texture, making it easy to drink.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: A decent brew, but I wasnít all that impressed. Pretty brew and nice roasted malts, prunes, licorice, some nuttiness and soy sauce. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A decent brew, but their double chocolate stout is much better.
curly (2395) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro-keg pour is solid black with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is hard to get through the thick creaminess but upon settling there is oat and chocolate malt. Taste is nut, oat, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Texture is thicker than a lot of nitrogen beers and taste is rich and full. Nutty malty finish.
KyotoLefty (4735) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with a tall, dark brown head. Fine and foamy. Slightly burnt, milky aroma. Very rich flavor, not overly burnt, but good roasted malt. Creamy, slightly milky but not sweet. A dry finish, though not at all overpowering. A good stout, but not really that interesting, especially compared to the double chocolate. It is smooth and easy to drink, though, with a decent balance.
njbfr (110) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is nice and toasty with a light malty backbone. Slight nuttiness as well. Roasted malt up front thatís not entirely pleasant but has a good creamy mouthfeel and a nutty finish which is nice. Solid but thereís better for the money.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasted malt and date aroma, not very strong. Black pour, thick tan head, good glass adherence. Dry, comfortable mouthfeel. Bland tasting. Bark and charcoal are barely discernible beyond midpalate and hints of cola are on the front. There is improvement as the glass warms, but it never quite does it for me.
tgncc (2296) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very nice, chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice, hops. The appearance is true to the style, dark brown, tan head. The flavor is a little dissapointing: raosted malts, soy, molasses. Unexpectedly thin mouthfeel, really detracts form the experience. The finish is non existent, just some fleeting roasty flavor. This beer started out strong when opened, and went downhill from there.
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and liqourice. Flavor is coffee, chocolate and oat.
drjay44 (2132) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml. bottle shared with peter. Pours a thin almost nonexistant head, over a clear albit with a number of floaters, very dark brown black body....nose is coffee,cocoa,soy sauce, beef......taste is of roasted malts, (coffee, cocoa), beef, bit of soy......mouth feel is light. Over all this is pleasant but not as rich in mouth feel as the usual Oatmeal Stout, The floaters may indicate a too old bottle.
exiledmsh (15) - , Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the Double Chocolate stout a lot better. But this is by no means anything bland.