hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a thick muddy dark black with a large (2-3 finger) tan creamy head that had great retention, receding slowly down to a medium cap with excellent thick sheets of spotty lacing.
The aroma was sweet and roasty up front with some burnt cereal malts, mild resin hops and a doughy leathery yeasty and had notes of molasses, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a nice smooth oat presence.
The taste was extremely malty and a tad roasty sweet with hints of molasses and chocolate early on, becoming bitter sweet with a mild creamy oat presence and a nice dose off coffee towards the finish. The flavor stuck around for a good long while following the swallow, with a bold bitter roastiness left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body with a smooth, dry texture and a very soft carbonation.
Overall this brew was tremendously tasty and possessed an awesome body along with a fantastic drinkability, which all together did a great job of concealing the somewhat high ABV...
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is super chocolaty - dark chocolate - with a small splash of black strap molasses. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is a carbonic melange of 85%-cacao dark chocolate, black strap molasses and charcoal. Uber roasty, burnt and a hint sulphury in the finish. Pretty darned good stuff. ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle at Betony, Raiting #5959!
PugUglyBrewer (692) - - DEC 18, 2016
Dark brown pour with a brown head. Dark chocolate, roast, nuts, oat, and dry malt flavor. Bit of a booziness on the end of the palate as well.
Black color with a tan head. Roasted grain and caramel on the nose with bittersweet cocoa, plum and roast on the pallet. Not as smooth as the vanilla Oatis but more true to the origins of a fulfilling stout. jmgreenuk (9527) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle from Craft, Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a round off white head. the aroma is creamy caramel, roasty malt, liquorice, chocolate, coffee. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth rich creamy liquorice bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. smaynard6000 (1180) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of cocoa. Rich chocolate flavor with roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel with a sweet finish. Enjoyable.
anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel bitter finish. ljthiessen (1350) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle, at Lowell’s in Pike Place, Seattle. Dark brown, almost black pour with not much head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, very rich and roasty. Taste is the same, rich, thick, smooth and roasty with lots of cocoa, milk chocolate and coffee. Not too sweet, nicely flavourful. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malts, chocolate, oats, and some light coffee notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied, yet smooth. Finishes with chocolate and roast. ciocanelu (2597) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 8, 2016
Black color with mocha head. Aroma has dark fruits, mostly figs, brown sugar and sweet malt. Taste is really well balanced. First you get the rich malt, followed by a roasty bitterness. Body is not heavy but feels really smooth. Overall it’s a tasty, easy drinking stout with a nice mouthfeel. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle in Las Vegas. Black pour. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, slightly sweet and with bread. Thick body.