Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
In short: Another harsh highly roasted big stout. Just okErrl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when approximately 6 months of age. Bottle sent to me by MaltOMeal, thanks a lot Bill
The look: Light gusher, black body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is medium roasted, burnt dark fruits, a bit of soy sauce and a cold cup of coffee. Taste has plenty of burnt malts, burnt bananas, charcoal, soy sauce, light notes of raisins, roasted chocolate chips cookies, dried earth. Ends with something that resembles bitterness but this mostly coming from the high roast level. Doesnít have the velvety body that I usually find and love in oatmeal stout. Carbonation was way too aggressive but maybe there was something with my bottle/batch since it was a light slow gusher. Nothing was bad in this beer, but everything was kind of rough. This is my 4700th rating, congrats to me, and if Iíve learned anything in the countless hours Iíve wasted on ratebeer itís that Iím not very good at learning how to be productive.
On Tap) Pour is dar with very dark tan head, Nose is roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, licorice.. Taste is bold, bitter sweetness, with oatmeal, chocolate malts, grains, roast..Palate is creamy and bold. beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with crajun. Poured black with a moderate, somewhat creamy and frothy brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more focused on the roasted malt with just a bit of chocolate. Soft, well-rounded mouthfeel. Mild bitterness at the finish. Solid. Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to my buddy Mike.
Near black pour with lots of creamy beige head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, bits of roasted malt. Smooth and easy drinking - lots of dark chocolate and roast. dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Thick black with foamy tan head. Chocolate malt and a little roasted coffee and grains. Lots of coffee an roast bitter chocolate. This is a really good beer, bit of a heavy booze bite.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pour is viscous opaque black with tight dark tan head. The nose is heavy on the roast, a touch chalky, bitter coffee, and a bit earthy. The taste is big, roasty, earthy, chocolatey. The finish is bitter coffee and lingers, the body is thick, creamy, highly carbonated. Not bad, a touch on the roasty/bitter side. decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Dark brown/black pour with foamy tan head and lace. Large chocolate and a hinto coffee aroma. Chocolate, large coffee, a good malt bitter, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Burnt, roasty, coffee flavors. Medium bodied and a somewhat astringent aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to fata2683: Poured a thick oil crude black with bubble brown head, not that there was a lot. Aroma is light but rich roasted malts. Taste is smooth with roasted malt, soft chocolate, very soft and silky finish. Alcohol is in the back but very well hidden. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Atxdelivery. Pours near black with two finger tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, bit of coffee, and fruity notes. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee, some bitterness in the finish. Body is a tad thin. Solid stout.