douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2010 mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma starts with a rich full coffee aroma, oatmeal, chocolate, and slight fruitiness. The rich body is backed with flavors of creamed coffee and then a rich malty silky oatmeal. It finishes with a lingering Guatemalan Coffee Flavor and fresh milk chocolate and slight fruitiness. Let it warm a bit to get all the complex coffee flavors, oats, and fruity yeast aromas.
On tap at the brewpub. Pours out dark as night with a small ring of a white head. The aroma is nice; rich roasted coffee, earthy and intense. The flavor is aggressive roasted coffee, but a sweet milky lactose and a long chocolate finish balance it out. A thinner body, otherwise very nice.