kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2006
22 oz bottle, via OhioDad. Black and white label, proclaiming that it is an "Export Stout". Completely opaque black pour, quite like motor oil, with a one inch chocolate brown head composed of fine bubbles. Sweet lactose and roast aroma, with some coffee and chocolate pudding, a bit on the lighter side overall. Rather sweet taste with roasted and chocolate malts, candied fruits, and a little black cherry on the finish. Full bodied with a thick and chewy mouthfeel. Nice fine bubbled moderate carbonation. A very solid Stout, not lacking in any aspect. Not sure why this is a Dry Stout, more of a Sweet Stout by my tastes. Very much worth seeking out all the same. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Sampled at the stout tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/13/08. Pours pitch black with a huge head. Strong coffee aroma with some malty quality. Flavor is an excellent dry balance with a coffee/chocolate finish. Wonderful stout. Between this and the 76 IPA, these guys are definitely an underrated brewery. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2011
pours black with a gigantic foamy tan head...excellent retention and lacing. aroma has some powdery cocoa, a wheaty, malty aroma like the aroma during sparging...faint hint of dark fruit...subtle milky sourness (the guy who rated this before me was spot on). flavor has coffee, dark fruit, and cocoa...roasty in the end. mouthfeel is super creamy and thick yet lively with a nice dry roasty finish...very nice beer! Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2002
This stout used to be seasonal, but now I find it all year long. Pours black with a chocolate head, decent lacing. The taste is like a sweetened espresso. Thick, chocolatey, very very roasty and nicely sweetened (must be the oatmeal). This beast is quite hopped - the finish is dry dry dry. I would describe this as a Dry (light)Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Strong and unforgettable. fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2004
You Ohions are very lucky to have such a great brewery if the few bottles I received are any example. This stout was GRAND. That I recall. Guess my dog ate my notes. (note to self: get a dog so that this might seem valid) I just recall enjoying this a lot and am waiting patiently for a bottle to miraculously reappear.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
22oz bottle pours black with a thick milk shake-like tan head that stays pretty well and laces a little on the sides of the galss. Aroma is light milk chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Somewhat earthy as well. Flavor is much the same. Smooth creamy and somewhat airy palate. An extremely drinkable stout with a nice earthy feel. Enjoyable.. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2006
2nd bottle of Buckeye from OhioDad and both have been winners! the bottle says foreign stout, its listed here as a dry stout and I thought it would have been better in the sweet stout catagory. oh well. great aroma of chocolate and some coffee. nice dark stout color with a generous tan head, settles to lace and eventually disappears as the beer warms. mild mix of flavors, including chocolate, coffee malt and dark fruits without a lot of carbonation. I really enjoyed this one, thanks Scott. a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 Pours a dark brown/black with a dark brown head that lasts longer than my last date. Has a nice chocolate start, and finishes with a very smooth really light hoppy flavor. Very surprising beer, my expectations were not really high based on the labeling and price. Will buy again. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Bottle... DLD06... Rating #1500... Pitch black ale with a fizzy, brown head. The nutty, roasty aroma is a cyclone of chocolate, hazelnut and smoke. Malty-rich flavor. Lightly sweet and silky smooth. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes smoky and dry. SpringsLicker (3664) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Opaque black pour with a tall, creamy, long lasting tan head.
Coffee, cocoa, dark roast malts in the aroma.
Sweet and roasty flavor. Some licorice in the finish. Bitterness is minimal.
Smooth body, creamy.