papsdatank (47) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an extremely dark brown nearly black with a dark brown head, leaves some pretty good lacing. The aroma smells of rich dark chocolate and a strong roasty coffee malty scent with a very small amount of dark fruit.
Taste: They really got this one right, rich yet bitter chocolate and roast coffee dominate the taste with a tiny bit of dark fruit and a faint hoppiness to balance the beer, itís very malty but not too sweet.
Palate: Rich and somewhat creamy, the headís just not quite creamy enough so I couldnít give it a 5.
Overall: The original oatmeal stout was a bit weak but they really pulled out all the stops on this one, great job Black Lotus.