brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Slight roasted malt and chocolate aroma, chocolate roasted coffee taste with a little licorice note,sweetness soon overpowers roastedness, a little on the watery side,didn’t really experience the smooth oatmeal texure. luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Draught at the brewery. Beer poured an extra-dark, nearly opaque, brown color with a small, creamy, off-white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was moderately malty with notes of toasted grain, dark coffee and a creamy nuttiness. There’s also a yummy, wholesome creamy note of oatmeal—the first time I’ve actually smelled it in a brew—neat! And a trace of tobacco. The flavor was lightly sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter with a long, lingering, heavy-to-harshly bitter and back again finish with a slightly unclean tang. The body was medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively. Unfortunately, there was a pretty pronounced metallic taste in the finish. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2006
nothing remarkable or special here; pours dark brown with large brown head....aroma is somewhat muted, but has some chocolate and coffee notes, as well as some must...flavor is somewhat weak as well, and has the typical coffee and chocolate notes as well, and has some sort of roasted tinny taste to its finish...palate is nice though MrBunn (2838) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Color is nice and dark, head is soapy and looks like root beer. Aroma is very chocolatey but not very complex. Flavor is watery at first, then gives way to burnt malt, chocolate and finally oatmeal. I thought the overwhelming flavor was chocolate, rather than coffee... maybe an espresso aftertaste that develops well after tasting. This has some pretty good flavors, but really lacks a solid structure a good body and a palate that comes together. Dissappointing for a stout and for Breckenridge. Brigadier (3700) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Deep cherry in apppearance and total opaque. Picked up hints of roasted malt and coffee with a very slight hint of oatmeal in the aroma. Once I tasted it, the dominant feature was the coffee. If you could ferment black coffee, this might be what it would taste like. The flavor was pretty thin and dry - almost watery. For an oatmeal stout, I am suprised at the lack of oatmeal. It might be there, but is overwhelmed by other things. Overall not particularly bad, but not outstanding either.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Very unique, but not uniquely good. Not much in the aroma, dark black body with a very small tan head. Too much coffee and semi-sweet chocolate in this one. Taste that usually goes along with oatmeal stouts wasnt there. It wasnt that I hated this beer, but it is definantly classified in the wrong section. Perhaps Breckenridge needs to rethink this one a bit. PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Poured with avergae light brown head that quickly diminished. Lacing was fair, color a dark muddy black. A moderately sweet flavor, average in duration, with a light hop ending. Aromas of malt, average feel in terms of palate. radagast83 (8141) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bottle. Aroma was alright. Appearance was midnight black, with dark tan head. Smokey and coffee flavor. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Courtesy of Duane.
Aroma is of burnt grains/malt and mildly plastic-y. So dark plack it almost has a purple hue to it. Head is a compreseed pinky finger sized affair. Fore is somewhat smokey and toasty. Not at all to style. Palate gets thin and the flavor is watery with a mish mash of weak chocolate, tone down vanilla, cream and coffee. Just doesn’t get it right. cweston (11) - Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2006
The best beer I’ve tasted from this brewer. less bread-like, more complex than I expected. Strong roasted coffee aroma and flavor.