DuffMan (10773) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2008
Very dark walnut brown, surprisingly lively bubbly head that requires three installments in the pour to avoid spillage. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy despite such an effervescent intro. Aroma is of rich roast with elements of chocolate and coffee, and a hint of smoke. The palate has no smoke at all, with a sweet roasted character and soundly bitter finish. Very nice. DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Poured a black color with a tan head. Smelled of sweet chocolate and coffee. If you like sweet this beer it for you. Sweet chocolate and oatmeal dominated the flavor. A smooth medium-bodied beer. WOW!! patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
aroma is sweet, pours black with light brown head, flavor is chocolate, hints of oatmeal, balanced flavor of hops and malt, very good timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
I had this pegged for a sweet stout. I could taste the sweet chocolate and hints of oatmeal. Very nice flavor and excellent palate. This is a smooth drinking, light stout. I don’t usually dig the thinner stouts, but this one was great. NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Tasted somewhere along my trip through the States.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Brown/black colored. Chocolate, malty, creamy and a bit roasted oats. Nice.
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 very very dark brown with a big tan head on it. semi sweet, not too bitter. goes down smooth but still has enough carbonation, it isn’t flat at all. i hate flat stouts! nice roasted flavor. very solid beer from a good brewery. i still need to try their ESB!
malrubius (3090) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Black with lasting tan ring (not sure about my glasses right now). Nice tangy oatmeal and chocolate aroma. Roasted chocolate and tangy dark fruit with medium bitterness lingering. Medium body and medium carbo. Could use a little less carbo. Stlll, very tasty. Better than I remembered. carruthm (1400) - 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 (2244) - 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.