Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
I really wasn’t that impressed with this one, it’s a pretty tasty stout, but really nothing too great. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2009
08 Bottle from nflmvp, you the man Steve! Cellar’d for 1 year. Aroma has notes of espresso, rich cacao chocolate, oats. Black as night with an average sized tan head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is burnt and roasted with a bitter finish. Palate is medium bodied and oily soft. Very good and very smooth. Did not age as well as I’d hoped. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Upon opening, the rush of dark cocoa aroma hit the nose. Pours a medium black with a big dark volcanic tan head. Oats are more subtle, but there. First taste is hot, disguising some of the roast for a moment, but that quickly clears away and the coffee is apparent. Mouthfeel starts out like a cola and finishes like an iced mocha. jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma is coffee and oatmeal. Taste is full bodied - notes of coffee, oatmeal, and roasted chocolate. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours a pitch black with a thick, frothy mocha head. Delicious aroma reminiscent of coffee. Very think, complex taste with heavy coffee flavors and chocolate flavors dominate with oatmeal giving it a nice round, full taste. Very substantial and hearty.
terrybail (705) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle at Chancy Smiths London Ontario
Thank you Milos for getting this in
Pours a dark broown with a big tah head
The aroma is roast coffe and chocolate mallts
The taste is again coffe and chocolate a lot subtlery then i was expecting
very smooth i coul have one or two for breakfast for sure
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
500ml bottle from R+R. Pours opaque dark brown, with a substantional light brown head that lingers on top through the pint. Strong roast coffee aroma, dark cocoa and espresso flavours. Thick, rich body with mild bittering finish. Very pleasant. basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Pours jet black and viscous with foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate and oatmeal with some hoppy citrus notes. The flavor is mostly bitter chocolate and coffee. It sits softly on the palate. Stouts are rarely so smooth and drinkable and it is even more impressive with this level of alcohol. A very well crafted beer that excels at balance.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours an inky black body with a big, dark brown, slowly dissipating head that remains very lacy throughout. Great looking beer. Aroma is very smooth and mild. Lots of mild coffee roasts, bittersweet chocolate, and citrus hops. The more this warms up, the more citrusy it becomes. Flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. An abundance of mild black coffee beans throughout as well as a nice balancing chocolate and citrus hop backing. Finishes mild with a good lingering touch of all three main flavors. Palate is medium bodied, very smooth, and becomes more and more chewy as this warms up. Leaves a very fragile alcoholic burn on the tongue as it slightly warms on the way down. Overall, a fine example of the style. For a pretty straightforward oatmeal stout, this really has an abundance of taste. Exceptional balance between the coffee, chocolate, and citrus. Very well done. thornecb (6022) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha medium sized head with excellent retention slowly recedes leaving spot lacing. Chocolate syrup, espresso and oatmeal aromas. Sharp espresso and chocolate upfront with a lasting espresso finish. Sours slightly in the finish at it warms.