jrodooo5 (1671) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Mmm, this a very good beer all around! Attractive black pour w/ a tan head that leaves a nice circle of lacing. The aroma is dominated by the roasty notes w/ a touch of chocolate. The taste is quite robust & almost Russian imperial esque w/ the somewhat bitter finish. Great complexity for a stout & quite tasty! Fairly smooth as well - delicious! Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
22oz bomber. Opaque walnut-colored beer with a tan somewhat persistent head and light lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet, roasted oats in it. Taste is pretty great, with lots of roasty toasty flavors and no hop bitterness--thick mouthfeel, enough to match the strong taste. Really nice beer, highly recommended for fans of the style. slowrunner77 (12030) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Big sweet roasty aroma and flavor. Pretty well balanced by ample bitterness, but in the end still a sweet beer with chocolate, coffee, a little smoke & dark fruit. Smooth and enjoyable." Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
So Chocolate so good so much rich coffe roast. Great rich thick malty mouthfeel with slight well balanced bitterness. perfect tight bubble carbonation. Such a big finish as well Perfect. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, lightly roast malts, oats, faint plums, and light earthy notes. Flavor is rich chocolate, earthy bitterness, coffee, faint dark fruit notes, and light ash; dry finish with some chocolate notes lingering. Full body and medium carbonation
snoworsummer (5693) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
From a bomber. Pours wry dark brown with a bubbly tan head and nice lacing. Smells like booze, sweet chocolate, some vanilla, and cookie malt. Tastes like chocolate, vanilla bean, coffee beans, and dry malt. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was black with a half finger off white foamy head that quickly dies into the beer with some spider web lacing.
The smell had a toasted oatmeal up front with some light dark chocolate hanging around over some light roasted coffee bean.
The taste had a thick roastiness over some coffee bean and then a slight oatmeal come out.
On the palate, this sat right at a medium in body. There was a subdued carbonation running over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good oatmeal stout to come back to if I could. hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This brew pours inky black with a dark brown head. There are aromas of chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal. The is a complex combination of chocolate and coffee flavors that has a rich texture. Overall this is a well produced stout. thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle exploded upon cracking the top and took 10-15 minutes to settle down. Coffee, chocolate, espresso, roasted nuts, and a nice hop backbone to cut the sweet. Pretty good but probably would have been much better properly carbonated. fonefan (49278) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.
[ As Ipswich Oatmeal Stout ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, tart chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate sweet, tart chocolate, bitter chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.