katrinaez (2177) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Transferring from old rating system. Not exciting. Classic style with some over the top oatmeal stuff. bottle superspak (5883) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a small dense light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Good appearance. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, caramel, toasted oats, and dark bread; with light nuttiness, vanilla, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, caramel, toasted oats, and dark bread; with light nuttiness, vanilla, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, caramel, toasted oats, dark bread, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 6.9%. Overall this is a nice oatmeal stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. mike5326 (1780) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Sweet peppery malt. Medium body with a slight watery sweet malt flavor and a nice finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Serving: Bottle via trade. It pours almost black with a decent light tan head. Weak nose with a light roastiness and a slight burnt note. Sweet on the tongue with a little roast, light cocoa, and mineral notes. Flabby body. Reminds me of extract brews I used to do. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Dark brown-black body, thin light tan head, minimal lacing. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, light char, subtle fruitiness creeping in. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, moderate sweetness, lingering, muddled finish.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUN 21, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown, nearly black, color with a one finger head of tan foam. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of chocolate and coffee with some other lighter notes of oat. A little bit of a vanilla smell as well as some notes of a slightly burnt and caramel aroma are there as well, producing a rather pleasant smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth and sweet chocolate flavor mixed with a nice oatmeal base. As the taste advances it initially loses a bit of the sweetness with it gaining more coffee and a bit more roast to the middle of the flavor profile. This however changes later on as more oats and some vanilla comes to the tongue, with the coffee fading from the picture. With these transitions that occur toward the end, a very smooth and moderately roasted and sweeter flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on slightly thinner side for an oatmeal stout with a carbonation level that is rather light overall. The light carbonation was spot on for the style, but the thinner body could have used a bit of a boost as it would have nicely accentuated the sweeter chocolate and oatmeal flavors of the brew quite a bit better.
Overall – A very tasty and smooth oatmeal stout. A little on the more sweet chocolate side, but a very fine drinker overall.
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Dark brown pour. Not dark enough. Small couple of off white bubble islands float on the non-black liquid. Minerally malt aroma. Roasted malt and iron blood taste. Sweet. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Dark brown min tan head. Sweet, earthy, nutty, roAst. Pretty tame and slightly thin palate. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
this beer was a little thin. Palate was light, though the body was dark. Not the best oatmeal stout out there Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a dark black. Aroma is thick roasted malt. Taste is crisp yet thick. Finish is a wash of malt.