mansquito (6488) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 650ml ($5): Pours black with creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark, bitter chocolate, along with a bit of dark roast coffee. Taste is somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel is pretty thick. Leaves a rather sticky taste in the mouth. Some amount of bitterness. This is a pretty good stout, which is more like an imperial stout. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Nitro tap at Boulder Beer. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a finger of creamy tan head. Great retention and nice lacing. Malty, roasted, chocolate, nutty aroma. Roasty oatmeal, chocolate, caramel, and malt flavors, with a mildly bitter malt finish that becomes more noticeable as you drink it. Nitro tap gives it an incredibly smooth mouthfeel with medium body. Mild, slightly bitter finish that lingers. An excellent oatmeal stout. OldMrCrow (2443) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2007 bottle in October 2012.
italarican (1549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
This was a silly one to age, but general disinterest and apathy took there toll and five years later there it was in the closet. I opened it without high hopes whatsoever. And indeed it may have been a little stale, a little chalky, but by and large it help up very well, Soy aroma that mellows with time replaced by milky hot cocoa. A pleasant surprise.
On tap at Beer Authority. Coffee and moderate nut aroma. Slight tar flavor but heavy of bitter chocolate and coffee grounds. Slightly silk mouthfeel with coffee grounds finish. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap at Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma and flavor of oaked chocolate malts. Somewhat roasty, this one has subtle brightness in palate; finishes light bitter. This one is nice and thick without being sweet. Very good beer.
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ads135 (4717) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2012
A nice oatmeal stout and the oak really comes out in the flavor and palate. Smooth and rich in chocolate and earthy textures. Dirt, coffee, and toffee. BREWMUSKCLES (2696) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2012
milky, creamy and sweet. the sweetness is almost cloying were it not far enough in the backround pushed back by a bit of caramel in chocolate and a touch of smoke. quickly dissapating cabonation leaves just a passing tingle on the gums. Chudwick (3237) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
double deuce (2011) - pours black with tan head and thin lacing. Very fragrant. Nose is roasted, caramel and dark chocolate, .Flavor adds light smoke, wood and toffee. Sweet and bitter on the back-end thanks to the roast. Slight burn on the gums. Dry finish with light to medium body. Thin texture. Alcohol aftertaste. Would be a fine beer if it could deliver better on the palate. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2012
22 ounce bottle, date stamped on bottle of Jan 18 2011. I’d guess that was why it was on sale for $2.99 a bottle! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Both the head retention and lacing are good. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and some oats. Luckily, the taste is stronger. The brew tastes like roasted malt, oats, dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, caramel and oak. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. It’s also very smooth and easy to drink. I don’t think the age has hurt this beer at all. I’d buy this again in the future, even though I know I got this bottle at a great price! superspak (5675) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, chocolate, oak, roasted malt, oats, earth, caramel, toast, and some chemical alcohol-like aromas. Unimpressive aromas; the phenols are pretty bad, and throws off the balance. Age is probably a factor here, and it also feels a bit stale. Taste is pretty good: chocolate, roasted malt, oats, caramel, toast, earth, light dark fruit, light oak, and herbal hops. Lingering notes of roasted malt, chocolate, toast, oak, earth, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Pretty nice flavor balance, with fairly robust flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an ok oatmeal stout. The age was definitely not friendly to this one, and I remember enjoying this more the last time I had it(which was likely much fresher).