Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma= light toast/roast no hops
Appearance= Dark brown to dark garnet, nice thick lt. brown head
Flavor= Well Balanced, touch of carmel sweetness moving into a mild roast and finishes with a light toast flavor...great
Palate= overall pretty light for a stout very drinkable some silkiness to start but carbonation tickles near end
OverAll= A very very good Oatmeal stout. Exceptionally balanced, complex malt overtones yet simple flavors. Great beer
klm1 (476) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, almost black opaque colour with creamy light brown head.
Aroma without notice of an alcohol, but with notice of toffee, milk chocolate, coffee.
Taste is similar: with slight or poor notice of an alcohol, and dominant notes of oat, milk chocolate and toffee. You can detect also little roasted.
Malt sweetness is medium, also hop bitterness. Finish is dry and slightly bitter .
Body is mouth-coating.
didierlewallon (229) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cerveza de color negro con una cabeza de color marrón claro. Aroma a malta tostada con notas de regaliz y malta chocolate. Sabor tostado con toque de café. cerveza muy agradable.
willisread (834) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Solid bready aromas with hints of grain and toasted malt. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. A heavy beer for sure. Nice sweet grains and toasted malts. Smooth finish.
vinivini (714) - BELARUS - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black, one finger thick creamy head. Aroma of bread and coffee. Medium body. The taste is dry with some sweet chocolate notes. Decent.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and smooth.
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the riverside. Opaque black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy head. Aroma is soft roast, choc and light berry. Palate is smooth and somewhat creamy. Flavour is milky choc, lactose sugar, soft roast. OK
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i’m grading this half way between what i’d give the bottle (better) and the can (worse). the flavor is nice, but like a Guiness, when it’s on nitro, it’s too unassuming. kinda boring, but smooth. the flavor comes out a little more in the bottle. the double chocolate, on the other hand, is better in the can...and better period."
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical representative of the oatmeal stout style revived by Samuel Smith in the seventies. Loose, irregular, yellowish beige head, colour near black with reddish hue, clear. Strong malty aroma, roasted grains, caramel, coffee, toasted bread, dried plums, candied dates, raisins, subtle spicy hops. Mellow, creamy and velvety palate, very soft, fruity with a gentle, not too sharp roasted bitterness, dryish but not so much as an actual dry stout, long finish with elegant spicy hoppiness, subtle.
GuideDogSaint (812) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/7/14 Keg on tap at Moscow Airport, TGI Fridays. Labelled as Youngs London stout 5.2%.
Almost black with a creamy white head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt malt. Very smooth.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted and sweet malts, chocolate, decent flavor, mild bitterness with good mouthfeel.