GIJOE (1250) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours black with a thin head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is dark roasted grain, molasses, hint of anise. Flavor is a beautifully balanced blend of burnt bitterness and malty sweetness. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Toffee aftertaste. Very nice!
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Dark as night poor with a deep red and brown head that lingers. Some protein in the head gives it lasting retention. Smells if rich chocolate and roasted nut. Taste is much the same as the smell but the real jewel is the mouthfeel that accompanies the taste. Creamy but not like a milk stout, more something of it’s own kind. Whatever it is, it makes you want to drink more and more. Even with it’s strong flavors it is drinkable and desireable. One of those beers that I can’t get enough of. brewballs (215) - USA - AUG 23, 2013
Good Texas brew! Dark. Laces glass with foam. Smooth head. Chocolate notes. Deep. A bit simplistic but nonetheless tasty. Not as deep as an Imperial Stout but very drinkable. Would have liked to have seen it taken further though. Ratman197 (15200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, light vanilla and a hint of coffee. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, smoke and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty smokey finish. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2013
The chocolate and oatmeal really do wonders in here. It’s got the standard stout flavors -- chocolate, molasses, some dark roasted malts / coffee, but the flavor is really warm. The chocolate really comes through, and it tastes sweeter because of the warmth of the flavors. Nice one.
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2013
12oz bottle in an English pint (bottle didn’t say it was an Imperial stout). Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, oats, a nice chocolate/coffee note, and some light dough and light hops. Flavor the same with the dark malts and oats dominating this one. Average texture. Not a bad beer, but not the best of its style. ozarkspops (368) - - JUN 11, 2013
Mostly black with a little bit of ruby brown shining through the edges. Thick mocha head with some lacing. Lots of chocolate in aroma. Some coffee and roastiness as well. Somewhat boozy. Thick mouthfeel. Chocolate leads the flavor as well. Some nuttiness and roastiness. Sweet finish. ---Rated via iPhone Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
100% opaque, not much of it’s thick head appears. The nose is richly roasted. In the mouth it is incredibly thick and heavy without becoming too cloying. The roast reappears as a heavy bitterness and a hint of licorice. There is plenty of buttery toffee sweetness in there too which pairs well with the thickness of the beer. ronaldtheriot (1976) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout has a fairly thin, tan head and a very dark brown appearance, with red highlights under light. A thin lacing sheen is left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, dark-roasted barley malt, cream, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is of all those, plus some astringency, coal, and a mellow hop bitterness across the sip. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy and viscous, and Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout finishes dry, sweet, and wonderful. This is a delicious beer, and the drinker just does not pick up the 8% abv. Overall, I rate it most excellent. RJT
superspak (5871) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
I got this one in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/4/2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense dark khaki head with good retention that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, oatmeal, caramel, molasses, light coffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, and roasted earthiness. Very nice and balanced dark/roasted malt aromas; with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, molasses, coffee, oatmeal, slight dark fruit, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, coffee, molasses, and roasted malt on the finish for a bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of roasted/dark malt flavor; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and chewy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden at 9.2%, with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial oatmeal stout! Great robustness and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.