zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Opaque dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma is smoky, meaty, and coffee. Flavor is smoky, malty, roasted nuts, coffee--doesn’t have a pine bite. Excellent stout, nicely blended and it’s more refreshing than Black Strap. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From growler, courtesy of TJ. Roasted and smoky patent malts, chocolate, molasses, coffee; woody with vanilla. Mild acidic smoky notes. Dark black opaque with cocoa-colored foamy lacing head. Heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly dry with tons of roasted-bitter malt, chocolate, molasses sweetness and light acrid bitterness. Big rich bitter chocolate and smoky sweet finish with light bitter coffee after. Smooth. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Served from a growler.
4.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of creamy light brown head with average retention and leaves a good amount of lacing.
5.0 S: Awesome nose! Coffee is strongest, then roasted barley, oats, and bittersweet chocolate. Hops are a plenty with a decent amount of citrus (though not overbearing like many hoppy dark beers), grass, and earth. I not sure whether this is a coffee stout or not, but it sure as hell seems like it since the coffee is so strong.
4.0 T: Taste is also pretty damn good. Coffee is abundant again, roasted barley, moderate hop bitterness, general citrus flavor, earthy and grassy hoppiness. Oats are strong and well received.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, but a bit bity. Could be creamier, but other than that it’s just fine.
4.5 D: Really nice surprise offering from East End. This was listed as an oatmeal stout (black ipa) but it pretty much is just an oatmeal stout. It’s hoppier than a lot of straight up stouts, but it isn’t even close to black ipa hoppiness. Good roasty stout. douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Growler bought at the brewery. Listed as a Oatmeal Stout and a Black IPA, it is certainly only the former. Pours a jet black hue with a medium brown head. A very nice nose of roasted coffee, grains, a earthy ashy note. The flavor is a smooth rich Oatmeal Stout; sweet milky and roasted coffee, ash and almost smoke, light chocolate. Nice. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and some pine. Creamy mouthfeel with decent bitterness from roast malt and hops.
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Growler from East End Festival of Darkness. Smokey aroma. Pours black. Clean bitter finish. Thin mouth feel though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Courtesy Nate from growler. Pours black with brown head. Chocolate nose, roast and just a touch of dark fruit. Lots of roast, mild milk quality, sweet chocolate, some fruit. Pretty solid. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. Nose of chocolate. Medium plus bod shows the oatmeal. Flavor is roasted malts and a lot of chocolate. Finishes bitter. Quite nice. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2017
RBSG16 Grand Tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast, cocoa, chocolate, sweet roast. Medium bodied, roast, chocolate. Long roast on the finish, chocolate and cocoa.
JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Sample at the brewery. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is grassy and piney hop with some roast. Creamy malt and roast flavor with grassy hops and a roasty finish.