Garrold (4947) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Label States 6.2%. Clear, dark, chestnut brown. Halo of tan head. Light coffee. Milk chocolate. Oaty, milky sweetness. Drinks milky sweet. Light dry. Smooth palate. Soft carbonation to match. Ends light sweet. Easy drinking, albeit a bit one dimensional.
superspak (5306) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/12/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light smoke, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light smoke, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, light smoke/dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oatmeal stout style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
WABeerFiend (411) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by date of 08.12.14.
Poured from a 12 oz into a tumbler on 05.23.14.
A: Midnight black with some red. It has no head but some fizziness when pouring.
S: Roasty chocolate. Sweet smelling.
T: Chocolate, caramel, and raisin are dominant. Char, apple, vanilla, and oak are subtle.
M: Creamy. Has maybe too much carbonation for a stout.
O: The roastiness is not overpowering. The oak quality was surprising. This is a go-to stout.
fidelis83 (2359) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black pour with a one finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, wet campfire char, a little spice and Riesens candy. Flavor is roast, roasted nuts, cardboard, dark toasted granola, caramel, cocoa, dark fruity esters, a hint of dark roast coffee and a sort of weird tart, electrolytic finish. Light, thin and dry body, medium to heavy, sharp and blanketing carbonation, dry, thin, chalky and slightly acidic finish. It is still pretty good despite many flaws, but due to being crazy thin, oxidized and oddly sour I think it is probably pretty old and possibly infected.... After checking the best by date it is nearly two months beyond that date, so I will revisit this one.
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark malts, acidic fruit and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate, mild coffee notes, fruit and a long and very acidic finish.
slowrunner77 (11472) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"as stouts go, this one is just ok...but i still like stouts. nice, roasted aroma. you have to work a little too hard to get to it though. medium bodied dry finish."
decaturstevo (6121) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate and a hinto coffee. Flavor is semi sweet chocolate a touch of coffee with a good malt bitter finish. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Pretty nice
chinchill (4751) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alaskan Stout (oatmeal stout); 6.2%; 12 oz bottle consumed in Redwoods Park.
Opaque black-brown; weak tan head that leaves spotty lacing.
Aroma: dark bread with hints of molasses, coffee and dark fruits
Flavor: Does not deliver on the promise of the aroma. Moderate level of dark roasted malts flavor. Tame. Coffee. Faint, roasty aftertaste.
Feel: medium-light carbonation. Medium-light body.
O: OK for style.
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle...pour is black with very minimal head....nose is smoke malt and anise....taste is smoke and malt....no real sweetness to this one...i get a light berry flavor at the finish....beer is nothing special....its not great...its not bad....very average in my opinion.
Patrick_Wolf (2) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smokey and complex with a smooth finish. This is a meaty brew that makes for a very drinkable dessert