brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle @ some house as part of pre-gaming festivities (yes, I’m this much of a loser). Dark brown pour with a khaki head. The nose isn’t so bad. Roast, cocoa, and some coffee. Light buttered graham cracker sweetness. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected. Graham cracker and a bit of butterscotch. Roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Certainly could do worse. jtclockwork (16424) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of oatmeal, sweet burnt chocolate malt, fresh vanilla and roast coffee. Medium body. bhensonb (15077) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours pretty black with a thin tan smear on top. Aroma is smooth burnt malt with a coffee aspect. Full bodied with chewy carbonation. Flavor is pretty much chocolate and coffee with the burnt malt as background. Quite tasty. Just enough bitter to round things out. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, oat, some bittersweet chocolate, earthy, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, cola, roast/coffee, some caramel, grapefruit, earthy/orange, milk chocolate. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Drake (13635) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Bottle and Wedge Huntington. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of nuts, oats, chocolate, roasted malts. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, honey, oats, mild bitter hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, decent balance. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Dogbrick (12906) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the From The Vine beer tasting on 11/12/2010: The beer is a brownish black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Smoky and chocolaty aroma. Medium body with flavors of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malt. The finish is smooth and oaty with a mild chocolate aftertaste. Above average overall.
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12oz bottle. Black pour with an off white head. Roasty, chocolate, bread, oats, and some earth. slowrunner77 (11891) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"bought this one only cuz it was a cheap single, but man, was i surprised. thoroughly tasty oatmeal stout. super smooth, dark, and velvety. roasted malt, a little coffee and chocolate in the aroma and flavor...just in the right amounts. these days, probably mendo’s best."