john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in May 2010 - Black in colour; Red against light. Very malty; roasty malts (incl. wheat and oats), caramel, dark chocolate, coffee. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Roast malty with mildly bitter hops/fruit. Dry finish. Very drinkable. Nice Stout! (2010-05)
drpimento (3734) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Damn close to a dry stout. Really good. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, leather, tobacco, earth, black malt, roast. Flavor’s like nose, plus a little tang, hint a sweet, and a lingering bitterness in finish. Fairly smooth. Good drinking. JanEric (1244) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at the brewpub from Hawkshead, 2 jan 2015. Black coloured with big off white head . Aroma has roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Roasted malts in the taste also, dry in the mouth a a fine bitterness. sinfull (1781) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Dark brown color , medium beige head. Aroma of coffee , bread and roasted caramel with light hoppy notes. Coffee and roasted malt in taste. Good beer. Bahumat (161) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Aroma: Strong aroma of hops and coffee, notes of wood and caramel.
Appearance: Pours a very opaque dark brown-black, with a thin, lingering grey head.
Taste: Cola up front with caramel in the back, along with lingering notes of astringent hoppy bitterness and very strong notes of coffee in the back. This is about as hoppy as an oatmeal stout can be for me to enjoy it, and it’s delightfully on the edge between challenging and unpalatable. (But I stick to low-IBU stouts, so if IPA’s are your thing, you’re going to laugh me off.)
Palate: Fizzy astringent carbonation, smooth and silky mouthfeel as one would want with an oatmeal stout. Astringent all over, courtesy of the oats.
Overall: If you like oatmeal stouts and aren’t afraid of a bit of a sting to the mouth, this is a good stout for you. Although I ordinarily loathe much hops in a beer, this is as perfectly balanced between hops and malt as I could ask for in a stout. Pretty much precisely the thing if you wish your usual gentle oatmeal stout would grow a few teeth.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Pours an opaque black with big light brown coloured head that very slowly dissolves and leaves lace all up the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, metallic, some peat, and some cocoa. Flavour is metallic, roasted malts, dry dark malt bitterness mixed with mild hop bitterness that lingers, and light cocoa. This was on sale so I thought I’d try it out. crossovert (13742) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Light black pour, creamy off-white/tan head. Smell is light cocoa, roasted malt, light peat, metal, light caramel. Flavor is dry. It is roasty, metallic, minerally, with a nice mild and pleasant bitterness, English hops in the finish. A delicious and drinkable brew. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a non-thick but very dark brown color with a small off-white head. Nose is a little sour/bitter, but actually has a strong oatmeal smell. Taste is nice and malty, but with a hint of chocolate. OK, but not great. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium-deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted black malts, a pinch of honey, and some pretty good earthy character.. a little too sweet for my liking, but it was aiight. The flavor found similar stuff.. toasty, generic black malts, a touch of nutty/herbal character, and vanilla at the core, with light herbal bitterness and black roast around.. finished sweet with touches of rye bread and a hit of coffee. Lighter-bodied with adequate carbonation on the palate.. roasty and a bit generic, but it was decently-constructed, and it was a smooth drinker. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Deep ruby colour, big fluffy beige head. Aroma is oatmeal, mild roast, some liquorice and mild toffeeish and malty notes. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, some slight raisins and mild ashes.