DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - AUG 4, 2008
(Bottle). Sweet clean aroma. Pours deepest brown, with a tan moderate size head. Flavor is sweet chocolate and malted toffee, with a tangy after-bite. Full finish. Nice stuff. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
22 oz bottle, via BA BeerTruth. Pours a flat black body under a rather large fizzy brown head that settled to a craggy mass of meringue. The nose is roasted malt with an earthy oatmeal undertone. Some light hops and a bitter chocolate scent round it out. The flavor is sweet chocolate and roasty malt with a slight sour mash pervasiveness that makes it a little acrid. Finishes with moderate bitterness and a lactic twang. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little too much fizzy foamy carbonation. Fairly disappointing overall, a little too much of that "house" character if that’s what you want to call it that McNeils is infamous for. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Poured black with a tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with mild-moderate amounts of chocolate. The flavor was semi-sweet and full of roasted malt. Semi-dry finish. Nice smooth mouth feel. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Oaty, stale aroma, a bit sweaty. Stale coffee in the flavor, but nice and clean and drinkable. Lightly sweet. Not distinct but a pretty good stout. I find it funny that this is listed as a Sweet Stout and the Alchemist Coffee Stout is listed as a Dry Stout, consdering how similar these two are. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Draft @ blind tiger. Black but in direct sunlight appears a milky deep brown. Tan head. Nose is lots of cocoa, some burnt malt, slightly lactic. Flavor is bitter cocoa, hoppy with some slight burnt malt & chocolate, light fruit. Finish is almost minty with hops, cocoa & toffee.
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Draft at Blind Tiger. Pours black with no head. Roasted malt aroma, with some chocolate and slight oatiness. Taste was bitter roasted coffee and oats. Average mouthfeel with a slightly roasty bitter finish. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Black pour with a small ring of brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, a little cream, and sweet oats. The flavor is some sweet malt, and roasted / burnt malt. The palate is a little watery. By the time I was half-way through this beer, I didn’t want to drink it anymore. puboflyons (3467) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2008
From a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz (US) bottle with a much more professional presentatoon than some of their other brews I’ve tried (that’s not to take away from the experience...but at least the label on this one doesn’t look like a photocopy). Pours a deep brown to almost black with a head with the color of a barbecue potato chip. Unfiltered but not cloudy. Aroma of malts, and a slightly smoked combination of chocolate, coffee, and toffee. Lightly hopped. Heavy mouth feel and bold taste of coffee and subtle oatmeal. A primed product. Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
Initial reaction was; what happened to the bottle? No bubbles on top of the liquid, it even appeared to be missing some fluid. Dark, almost no carbonation present. The pour-was this a cask beer? The taste-a cask RIS and a magnificent one based on that with understated natural carbonation and tasty coffee-chocolate bittersweetness. A delight of a beer Rocco13 (4) - USA - OCT 9, 2007 does not count
The finest oatmeal stout ever made. A perfect combination of deep, dark body, surprising hop bite and a pleasantly toasted head make for a memorable drinking experience.