jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again. SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 21, 2013
from bottle. pours a dark black colour with a frothy brown head. pleasent but rather weak aroma of cereal, coffee, roasted malts, toffee and some cherries. average carbonation, light to medium body and kind of watery mouthfeel. flavours of roasted malts, nuts and toffee. interesting earthy hoppy aftertaste. all in all a drinkable stout that is worth being checked out. mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Can. This beer sets the standard, for not only the style but overall. A fantastic profile with yes, even a strong oatmeal presence. Slight coffee, molasses, toffee joins in the fun. One of my fave beers!
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Pretty good. Very rich flavor just as can be expected. Not terribly oatmealy, but good nonetheless. loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Appearance is black and nearly opaque with a beige head that disappears quickly. Nose of chocolate fudge, dark malts and coffee. Taste is rich roastiness, woody, chocolate with some sweetness in the finish. Mouth feel quite full for the percentage. Excellent stout.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Thick head. Drier than most oatmeal stouts. The oatmeal is present but is somewhat dominated by the dryness. Overall, not that bad. vanelst (155) - AUSTRIA - MAY 12, 2014
bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolade, brown sugar. Taste roasted coffeebeans, malts, hops. Drinkable but a tad boring. Also a bit thin. There´s more stout in the sea. DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer in San Antonio. A strong coffee aroma with a slight sweetness mixed with a little bit of raisin and a little dirty dog. Jet black with a light tan head and slight lacing on the glass. Smooth & velvety. Starts off sweet and ends strong coffee with slight alcohol. I almost taste a little whiskey, too. Yum! paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Aroma: little caramel, little licorice.
Appearance: Opaque, almost black. Little head.
Flavor: Chocolate bitterness combined with a sweet toasty flavor
Palate: Smooth, low carbonation but just enough to give a bite at the end.
This is my third review of a beer from Anderson Valley ("Boonville Beer") and they are quickly becoming a favorite brand. NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
I have grown to find other stouts, but this is the one that I grew up on. On tap at Father’s Office in Santa Monica circa 1995. Boontalicious!