bluesandbarbq (33) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2011
On tap @ Downtown Grill & Brewery. Near black/darkest brown pour with an ample creamy tan head and very good lacing. Roasted malt aroma with a light cocoa and very light coffee. Taste is very smooth, from the oats addition, with a toasted bread and malts flavor, not strong, and cocoa and light coffee. Nice stout, not overly astringent. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Draft at brwer. Pours a jet black with a tan head. Scent is roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is big coffee with roasted malt. Drawback was the water like feel.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
On draught at Downtown Grille, Knoxville on 8 July 2006. Black. Quite light bodied. Smooth, creamy oat character comes through strongly. Not that sweet. Pleasant but seemed a little underpowered to me.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Dry bitter coffee-like taste with a roasty finish. A little thin. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Growler sample at Noogfest High 5. Poured black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor is much the same with some roastiness. Medium body.
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
sample at Downtown Grill, Knoxville, TN.
pours black with beige/mocha head.
aroma and taste some spices, caramel malts, chocolate and possible toffee. Light roastiness with a small bitter hoppy finish. Light notes of coffee and grains in the finish. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was black with a light brown head. The aroma was coffee and molasses. The taste was lightly tart coffee with some blueberries. I found this one to be a pleasure. furious (9) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2009 does not count
Had this with the Downtown Grill & Brewery sampler. It was good but compared to the others, it was a step down. A little to strong for my tastes. But certainly not bad. AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
looks like a menace, black coal body with a dark brown head, roasty flavors of chocolate and mocha, slightly off sourness toward the end of the flavor, chalky black roast finish, a nice stout Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Stopped in after the Xmas Eve^3 at tronraner’s. Very dark brown pour with garnet highlights and creamy brown head. Dark roasted malt nose. Lactic flavor and coffee with a bitter chocolate finish. Creamy soft body, but has a chalky dry finish which I didn’t care for too much, but pretty damn good for a brewpub stout.