Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Nice creamy head from the pour. Head didn’t last long. Nice aroma of the barley and outs. Body was dark and usually I don’t care to much for really dark beers but this one went down good with little aftertaste. Crockett (1120) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
Pours opaque black except for some red hues at the bottom. Thick tan head slowly disipated. Chocolate, oatmeal, cereal aroma. Meaty, pretty thick stuff. Minerals and herbal licorice notes. Coffee and very even roasted cookie malts. Finish is long and toasty. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Deep dark brown, tan head. Roasty aroma, slight hop. Roasty light flavorwith some bitterness from the roasted barley, some from hops. Slight tartness. Thought the malt character was slightly watery. Not bad overall. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a tan head. Roasty aroma with a slight hop presence. Flavor is light and roasty. Not a bad beer, ABUSEDGOAT (2828) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
Pretty good oatmeal stout. If I remember correctly this is relatively cheap. Got it in Cali at some gourmet foods store that had beers from around the world. Why I picked this one out of the other 10 or so is beyond me.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 27, 2006
A midnight-black appearance with a nice, thick off-white/grey head. Aroma was bittersweet chocolate of course, but I thought it lacked compared to the truly great oatmeal stouts. It just didn’t have that incredible aroma Young’s has or Samuel Smith’s. I thought the flavor was strong on the bitter chocolate side, which was good but there wasn’t much in the oatmeal side. I thought it wasn’t very complex and let it warm a bit with hoping more flavor would shine thru. Much to my displeasure, it didn’t. Minimal hop finish. I would have to rate this as a nice stout, but nothing extraordinary. Ron (4110) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2006
One bottle from BOTW. Poured a very thick dark body that thick tan head that stayed around. Aroma of roasted chocolate. Sweet palate with some hops. Very enjoyable. scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2006
first thing i noticed when opening this bottle was that it smelled like hops. a pleasant surprise to say the least. i was a little disappointed that it poured a bit thin with a minimal head. on first taste, your tastebuds are drawn in by hops and soothed by a smooth dark chocolate and malt aftertaste that lingers brstp (201) - - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle. Dark, dark brown color, brown/beige head that dissipates pretty quickly. Some cocoa, coffee, nice spicy dry bite at the finish. Another great Anderson Valley beer! joergen (28991) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Dark brown coloured with a beige head.
Light roasted aroma of malts and liquorice.
Roasted flavour of liquorice and caramel.