mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Dry stout. Aroma is coffee. Good oatmeal stout malty flavors, with a hint of chocolate, and bitter coffee moreso. Good mouthfeel for such a low ABV stout, and quite silky and smooth. Could benefit from some sweetness -- unusual for oatmeal stouts in my experience. B.
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22oz bottle shared by Mike, thanks Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. Flavors of coffee, grainy, dark malts, ashy with a dry finish
Nice and roasty
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. The aroma is tannic, coffee, dry cocoa. The flavor is bitter chocolate, coffee, ash. This has a great coffee flavor. The finish is dry and tannic. kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
This is a big dog. Had it at Pop in Seattle. Black oily pour with a TON of foamy head. Took the bartender forever to pour it. Super thick and coffee tasting. Expresso I mean. Like a pile of coffee beans. It’s tasty timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from The (new) Beer Stein in Eugene, OR (a few days ago). Aroma and flavor of espresso-infused oatmeal stout. Hardly noticeable sweetness, slight chocolate and a very nice espresso flavor are the hallmarks of this one. Great carbonation mix on this one and brewed masterfully. Great beer.
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Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt and light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of espresso, roasted malt and bitter chocolate with a smooth lingering espresso finish. Theydon_Bois (21516) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at the Growler Guys, Bend, 23/05/13.
Pitch black with a big tan head.
Nose is roast malt, chocolate, sugars, mineral notes.
Taste comprises chocolate, liqourice, touch of coffee, roast malt.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, bitter roast finish.
An excellent coffee infused stout. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 4/7/13-22oz bottle during CBC-tight lt brown-black. A-espresso/cocoa-dk malt, some earthy. T-espresso/ashy-dk malt, some earthy hops. Nice, but not my style. 3.2 ****
7/4/16-great sweet nose. T-nice, tabacco and some drying. 3.6 rxeight (3337) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Meh. Hightly carbonated. 90% head at first pour. Light body. Some coffee some malt. Not impressed. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
22 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color. The head is a two finger mocha shade featuring a nice texture and perhaps even nicer retention. Looks good in a glass, that’s for sure (especially the Samuel Smith pint glass, which almost seems tailor made for stouts).
S: Wowee, this one is very forward in its mocha, chocolate, and roasted barley qualities. Oats are faintly notable, as well. I’m pretty impressed, actually.
T/M: Dry, dry, dry. This opens dry/bitter, finishes dry/bitter, with seemingly no room for sweetness anywhere. There’s a slight ping of chocolate to start before coffee, roasted barley, and oatmeal all take over. I notice a dimension of piny hops on the back end, too that never overpower everything else. I reckon it’s a bit more airy-feeling than I like; I’d kill for a silkier texture, or maybe it’s just lower carbonation I’d kill for. The latter quality is the only thing that bugs me here - it allows it to come off as being too dry and even a bit rough at times.
O: One has to love how drinkable this is. The lack of creamy softness is easy to overlook for this reason. I wouldn’t trade for it; but I would buy it again if I ever caught it in a store.