GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016 bwa5879 (943) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Served in a 16oz imperial-like pint glass. Pour was completely black, head was white but not very substantial. Smells like oats and vanilla but very faint. Medium mouth feel with relatively low carbonation, and a bit tangy. Bitter oat-y taste with some malt and vanilla mixed in. Pretty low-key, nothing outstanding but solid and good. Finish is all vanilla.
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Black with light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roast, malt. Tastes of dark chocolate, licorice, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan head. Chocolate/espresso aromas. Tastes just like it smells, deep coffee and chocolate flavors. Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Bell’s rocks, and so does this beer that seems kind of intimidating to those who don’t typically drink stouts. It’s timid yet full of flavor. I’d drink it again and again. katrinaez (2021) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Very smoky scent and taste. Heavy and thick, like a fat black female NYC cab driver that’s smoking with window barely cracked. Perfumed to mask the smoke but not working. Like the style, but shocked that this is an oatmeal. Was thinking it would have a touch more sugar and less bitter. Still enjoyed, and think that Bells needs a better name on this baby. Maybe ABW Smoky. Tap VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Colour is black with brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very soft.
JStax (6506) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour at the source. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has that sweet oath, toasty taste I love in oatmeal stouts. Moderately sweet, but toasty. Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, and moderate carbonation.. CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On Draughttectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours basically black with a decent head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is roasty & chocolaty. It’s got some caramel and some light sweetness. Clean, inviting, and rich all around.
The flavor is rich & roasty with a nice mild sweetness. The bitterness is moderate and well employed giving a sensation of dark chocolate and coffee.
Just sort of real stouty. Simple and enjoyable.
Tap @ Bells: Deep, rich black color, almost oily with a foamy film that builds up on top with a nice chunky collar laced around the edges. Creamy oat forward aroma, light milk & cream sweetness with soft cocoa nibs, baker’s chocolate, & hints of caramel-like sweetness. Flavor contains a bit more roast & even some light coffee bean, although the presence of semi-sweet, creamy oats is still very much the front runner. Milk chocolate & oats play well with a leafy & lightly earthy hop profile. Finished with notes of chocolate covered burnt grains. A nice & easy drinking stout. Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Another A+++ stouty from this brewery....perfect aroma of coffee and roast. Flavor is so smooth and rich with carmel and malt expressions. Finishes not too malty, but awrae that its there. GREAT malkyore (377) - - JUN 26, 2014
Mmm stouty! I got this at a tap takeover because I had never heard of it before... It’s great, one of those stouts that has that stouty creamy attitude but still manages to be somewhat refreshing.