bth122 (1629) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Draft. Beernutz. Dark brown. Nice oak with some smoke flavor. Cocoa, coffee, some caramel. Creamy palate.
Cybercat (6036) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours a deep, oily sable with a thin but fairly persistent buttery-tan head. Smoky aroma has an overtone of miso and notes of molasses, quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate plus hints of caramel and wood - the latter definitely from the oaking. Flavor has a roast coffee core and subtle notes of caramel, chocolate and wood - typical of a good stout, and enjoyable. Just what I, a stoutie, like. Texture has firm body and just a little fizz. Though not an outstanding stout, definitely worthy of checking, especially if you love stouts and porters. pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
An OK stout, not the best, with an abundance of black and chocolate malts then aged on oak to add an earthy character. Obovoid is a rich, smooth stout with a creamy, off-white head. Koelschtrinker (21318) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
Herber, sehr weicher Malzbeginn mit kräftiger Röstigkeit. Auch im Mittelteil beeindrucken die wechen Malznoten, die einen feinen aber nicht zu übersehenden Hoppfenton beinhalten. Später wird das Bier fast etwas wässrig. Insgesamt ein rundes, sehr sehr weiches Bier. 12/11/12/11/8/12
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
23-Jun-09 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 18-Jun-09 for $5.99 at O’Bryan’s Wine and State Liquor Agency in Loveland, OH)
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2012
This beer pours dark brown with good clarity at the edges, while the light-tan head rises to only a quarter inch before settling quickly to a thin sheet and large-bubbled, wide ring. Wood and earth dominate the nose, with slightly sweet, roasted malts in the background. Not especially complex, but very aromatic and enticing. On the palate, oatmeal, slightly sweet roast, and chocolate are all prominent, along with notes of coffee and molasses. The beer also tastes woodsy and earthy, and these flavors are nicely balanced against the strong maltiness. The bitterness is only light to medium and it’s quite smooth, though there is some ashiness in the finish. It’s full bodied, chewy, slightly sticky, and smooth, with gentle carbonation. Spotty lace remains on the glass. Overall, a really nice oatmeal stout, flavorful, complex, well crafted, a beer I’ve enjoyed drinking and would purchase again.
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a dark amber color with an off white foam head. Aroma of vanilla roast and chocolate. Light sweet vanilla taste, vanilla almost fake. Some caramel and coffee mixed in. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Poured into an English pint glass from a 650ml bottle with no date.dnstone (3490) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2012
A: Nearly pitch black though it shows a clear garnet through the light with a thick rocky head that clings to the glass.
S: Huge blend of oak, chocolate and roasted malts. Reminds me a bit of tobacco even.
T: Bitter roasted malts, dark chocolate, and oak right away reminding me a bit of fresh tobacco. Decent beer.
M: A bit thin and watery at first, but fills out towards the end. Really light, almost non-existent, carbonation.
O: Solid option for the price, at times it reminds me of a poor mans Firestone Walker Parabola.
Charred-like aroma. Poured black in color with a nice tan head. Super chocolatey in taste, slight oak character. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From Beerlicious iPhone app: dark chocolate with roasty aromas. Black and hazy with a frothy brown head. Light bitterness to a more medium bitterness finish. Short. Medium body, creamy texture. Lively carbonation with an abrupt finish cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich oaty, roasty dark malty, slightly woody, a touch grainy aroma. Sweet dark chocolate malty, rich caramel, tasty oaky, rich oaty flavor. Nice brew.