hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Cask… Tar black ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Aroma-wise, I notice absolutely no difference between this treatment and the base beer. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. Perfectly-balanced flavor - espresso and dark, unsweetened chocolate step forward. Roasty, dry finish. I’m disappointed that I was unable to detect any difference between this and regular Patio Tools. Still, a really good dry stout. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap Cigar City pouring deep dark mahogany with thin mocha head. The aroma is roasty and lactose as well as burnt to charred malts. The taste has a nice dark roasted and burnt maltiness that runs smack dab into spicy oak. It gets pretty burnt and almost ashy and mixing nicely with the spicy oak to midway and into the finish. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2011
32 oz growler. Pours a nice dark blackish hue, brownish edges, and a frothy light brown head dies to a decent ring. Aromas are decent wet oak, roasty malts, dry and inviting with touches of coffee, soda bread, and more dry roast and coffee. Touches of sweeter breads, light toffee, toast sneak in. Quite nice, oak shows up. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied with a healthy roast, coffee and earthy roasted malt. Some ash, peanuts, wet oak, dry ash, roasty malts, some coffee. The oak is tame, very light, maybe a touch of creamy vanilla, still very earthy and roasty and very nice. I love regular Patio/Hills, so this beer is no exception to that. Perhaps a touch sweeter, wet oak. Nice. burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a dark brown color from the Tap at CCB, with aromas of roast, light oak, some earth and a touch of ash. Flavors follow suit a dry roast with some oak, a decent beer overall, buti don’t know if this is what they expected. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
On draft at CCB. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is dry cocoa, earth, dark roasted coffee, ash, and a hint of dark fruit and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar with a lot of dry stout and the white oak taking a back seat. Finish lingers with dry roast, chocolate, and ash. Medium-bodied and very enjoyable.
jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
pours jet black with an offwhite head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, spicy oak and hops. Taste follows, a little too much white oak, it seems to overpower. glad to have tried but wont be having again chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Thanks to someone for this, Florida growler fill... black body with a light tan head... the nose is lots of coffee, roast and oak... the taste is sweeter then I was expecting, still shows lots of oak... didn’t leave much of an impression on me pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Cigar city white oaked patio tools. 32oz growler thanks to Justin...
Pours a deeper stouty pour with consistent edges and topped with a light beige head which retreats to a thin film... Aroma of fairly straight forward dry stout flavors, Somewhat milky with the oaked sweetness on the backend... Flavors are much of the same with a somewhat dry flavor with lightly roasted chocolate notes and a vanilla oaked addition. Light watery bodied with a lighter level of carbonation.
dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
Tap at Redlight. Pours a jet black with an off white head. Huge roasted grain, coffee, and spicy white oak in the aroma. Much of the same notes appear in the taste, with the oak blending nicely with the roasted grains. Tasty brew. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
On draft at Cigar City/Tequesta Brewing Tap Takeover at Coffee District. Much like the normal Patio Tools only with a tad bit of oakyness to it. Was a bit dryer this time around but still had a good amount of chocolate flavors mixed with malts.