thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2012
It pours hazy black with a nice thick brown tinted head. A good amount of lacing too. There’s a bit of bitterness to the nose with hints of coffee and a bit of fruitiness. The flavor has few surprises from that, and is dominated by a fairly full on chocolate flavor. mages64 (72) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Old schoolhouse really knows how to make a killer stout...
Hooligan Stout smells of delicious bitter chocolate and freshly ground coffee. Appearance is jet back and thick. Taste is layers and layers of malt candy, toffee, coffee, chocolate, roast but all balanced. Palate is a little heavier than their coffee stout but still smooth. Overall this was incredibly enjoyable for not being an imperial. Not too many straight up stouts available in the PNW that could rival this beer. Deschutes’ stout might be the only thing better. 60minuteman (1714) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Chocolate and dark roasted malt scent. A dark pour with brown lace and brown bubbles aplenty. Taste is dark and sweet before turning very bitter. It sat for awhile...coffee in the aroma now, taste is less potent with chocolate and mocha flavors evident. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrewsbrewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle: The aroma is a really nice combination of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla cream, and faint coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and roasted malt. The chocolate intensifies in the finish along with vanilla cream and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty.
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 Ultra-dark brown pour with a creamy tan head that quickly relaxes into a lace-yielding ring. Nose is deeply roasted malts, chicory, and cocoa. Flavor is the same and adds a nice aniseed note to go along with the roasted, chocolate goodness. Carbonation is ample, but mellow, and the mouthfeel is both creamy and slick. A slightly charred note compliments the ’sweet’ body, and enough hops are present to balance out the pleasantly chalky finish. A really nice sweet stout. A ’high score’, yes ... but this is simply one of my favorites. In this case, it is good to be a hooligan.
Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing this suprisingly tasty treat. Pour was dark as night with nice boozy and chocolately aroma. Flavor was smooth sweet chocolate malt, with nice rich oaty/graininess. Some roasted malts provided a nice finish to the experience. One of the better "nonimperials" out there. Darned good. kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a deep black with a creamy mocha head. Smaller than I would expect, but leaves decent lacing as it disappears down my gullet.
The aroma hits as soon as you pop the lid: creamy sweet chocolate. Roasty and smoothe. Really inviting.
Starts off with a smoothe incline of roast bordering-on-but-never-quite-reaching char. Hints towards acrid coffee, but with all the harsh acidity stripped, so you there’s no sharp bite to it, just the backing flavour. Moves into layers of sweet chocolate and molasses, but there’s an almost green bitter hint riding around the top edge. Finish is more of a burnt bitter than the one noted above, with a creamy sweet touch underneath.
Really tasty stout. Nothing that hasn’t been done, but done absolutely well. Grabbed it almost on a whim in honour of the pounding that region had taken in recent weeks (fires and floods, etc), and glad I did from a tasty-beer-standpoint as well. douglas88 (9178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bomber thanks to Michael. Pours a pure black color with a medium beige fluffy head. The aroma is great; rich dark fruits, ash. A full bodied beer with a great flavor; tar and ash, dark fruit, umami, metallic, herbal flavors, hops, smooth rich dark fruits throughout. Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2010
22oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Appearance: Pours black with a nice tall tan head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and dark fruits, chocolate
Taste: Dark malts, herbal flavors and rich chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel
I really enjoyed this stout. Very good, not your regular stout.
22 oz bottle. Pours a black body with a small frothy brown head that left some lacing and receded to a thin covering. The aroma is just delicious. Rich chocolate and roast with a nice oat character and a bit of earthiness. The flavor is nicely roasty, slightly sweet, with a smooth oat character that really mellows out the overall flavor profile. A bit of burnt malt and coffee rounds out the finish that lingers on for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and almost creamy in texture with perfect soft and gentle carbonation. Overall a very nice Oatmeal Stout with a good deal more depth of flavor than your average Sweet Stout.