OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
BEENJAMIN (292) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Dark pour, cola highlights, modest head. Intense roasty nose, chocolate cake and coffee. Powerful espresso roast flavors, some sweetness like a Thai iced coffee, bitterness from the beans perhaps more prevalent than bitterness from the hops. I continue to be impressed by Oakshire; this drinks like a much bigger beer and while I’m not really in the mood for it right now, that’s my fault rather than that of the beer.
22oz bottle with fresh new label - This is my go to session stout. The aroma is lovely, smells of fresh roasted whole coffee beans, fresh grain, and a hint of vanilla. Smooth medium body with a roasty finish, Yum! jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of espresso, roast chocolate stout, toasted black malt, green pepper and vanilla. Medium body. JDBaker11058 (2351) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Appearance: black, with amber highlights and half a finger of dense, creamy medium tan head and generous rings of lace . Aroma; smells really good--smooth milk and dark chocolates, vanilla, cream, a bit of toasted bread, with roasted espresso beans. Taste: dry, roasty coffee, bittersweet chocolate, oreo cookie pie crust, crème anglaise. Finish: smooth, slightly dry, with lingering bittersweet chocolate and black coffee. Notes: Wonderful. I love coffee stouts, but hate the ones that have an overpowering acidity from all the coffee. This was perfectly balanced. Smooth, sweet, roasty, with chocolate, cream, and espresso in perfect balance. Outstanding example of the style.
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Nose of mild coffee dark roasted malts a little burnt notes soft dark fruit. Great black pour creamy tan head and lace on nitro. Flavors off medium roast moderate cold espresso a little sweetness with a big dry espresso finish that lingers forever. Very smooth. Dry tangy acidity. Great use of coffee. Delicious.
"Meh" (Jon, 2006).
Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
August 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours back with a tan head. Coffe aromas with roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Good balance and complexity. jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a rich dark black pour with a massive java colored head. Nose is roasty malt, with coffee and chocolate. Taste is all flavor, deep espresso and chocolate and heavy malt. Finish is sweet, dry and ends on the same tastings notes. Outstanding ! Quaff Score 8 / 10 zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is burnt, of coffee, java, and roasted malt with a roasty smooth coffee finish. Very drinkable, tasty stout drowland (9077) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. Black pour with a small tan head. Rich coffee aroma, espresso of course, with touches of chocolate and cream. Lots of coffee in the flavor as well, some roast and chocolate, hints of vanilla and cream. Not bad. douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a pure black color with a large brown head. A big coffee nose, milky and roast. The flavor is vanilla, more lactose, coffee and light dark fruit. A bit thin.