carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2008
V - black with a big lacy frothy tan head
A - deep dark chocolate and coffee. overtones of malt and just a hint of oats.
T - milk, chocolate, latte-like coffee with smooth malts and a little stronger oat taste. Touch of vanilla.
P - creamy timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Poured black, light head. Good roasted nose. Roasty coffee, malt, very slight dark chocolate as it goes down. Pretty straight forward but solid, good version of an oatmeal stout. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown and sits black in glass with tan head that disapates to thin film. Aroma is roasted malts, oat, chocolate and some hops. Flavor is rich and creamy with roasted malts, chocolate and some oat. I let it warm up and it gets more complex as some coffee comes out in flavor. Rich and complex. A nice suprise. RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
22 oz bottle purchased at BevMo. Poured a jet black colr with a thick tan head. Nice roasty, coffee and chocolate aroma. Dense, roasted flavor with coffee and chocolate bitterness. Just a little hops presence at the end. No sweetness to speak of in the taste, which isn’t a bad thing. Silky mouthfeel. Really enjoyed drinking this one. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle purchased at Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Pours jet black with a dense, creamy, khaki head and sheeting lace. The nose is a muted blend of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium-bodied and silky-soft with a lightly bitter-roasted finish. Nice. The flavor expands upon the nose with sweet, almost lactic chocolate up front, dark roasted malt and just a touch of hop bitterness to finish off the flavor profile. This is a fine beer and one that I would buy regularly if it were available locally.
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle... Poured black with a light brown head. This is a great stout! Aroma of oatmeal cookies. Really smooth silky palate, a nice contrast of heavy and light. The roasted malt flavors dominate while sweet, oatmeal and chocolate notes rise in the background. Finishes sweet and robust. cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Nice deep brown/black pour with thinning head. Oaty, nice robust chocolate malts come off the nose. Nice toasted aromas. Well-bodied, oaty, chewy, almost tooth coating iwth a nice light coffee maltiness with a solid hop backbone. Well done. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2008
You know I’ve never been crazy about this beer. It was always just a bit too overdone for me. Graham cracker maltiness, with some chocolate, and a oily mouthfeel, that almost has a milky sweetness in the finish. Finishes rich and dry. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2008
22 ounce bottle from Johns Marketplace in PDX--Poured a brown-black blody with a thin tan head. Nose of bitter hops and chocolate malts. Creamy, slick mouthfeel, almost oily. Milky, smooth, and thick. Very nice. Finished dry and rich with a bit of lingering bitterness. joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
super dark lots of creamy off white head easy drinker toasted bitter sweet chocolate with a nice dry finish