AirForceHops (8180) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2018
8 oz draft at Bad Lab for their Stout Month. The aroma is weak coffee, mild chocolate, maybe oats. I understand this is a " session"stout at 5.3 % but I really was expecting more. The body and texture is thin and watery. Should be much thicker for an oatmeal stout. Or maybe I am just use to drinking 12.5% imperial stouts? Not sure about this one. JDBaker11058 (2439) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2018
Silky, creamy, roasty, dark, notes of chocolate, roast; hint of musty basement. Mini growler via Hopsy. mike67 (1303) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2018
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is sour of toasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit and chocolate. Finish is long and sour. Probably there is something wrong with this bottle. tfontana (1227) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Bottle pour into tulip glass from The Beer Store, Nashua. Appearance is inky black with 1/2-finger width light brown head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is light cocoa, dark fruit, dust, roasted malt. Taste is strong roasted malt--slightly ashy--with subtler spice, chocolate and fruit. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and mostly roasted malt finish. Overall, aroma is really subtle and then taste is too dominant roast to let the other flavors shine through. Not as nice of a texture as other oatmeal stouts and a little too carbonated. Still a competent stout but with a number of minor flaws. thebighead (28) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2017
12oz bottle from Total Wine. A previous reviewer noted: Dark chocolate aromas, faint roast. Black with a mostly fading beige head. Lightly sweet, chocolatey, mild roast. Medium-full bodied, very smooth. I agree.
Bebum (1147) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Opaque, deep copper, tall, brown head.
Full body, intensely flavorful, smooth, frothy, slick but not oily texture, bright mouthfeel with low heat and high carbonation, average length, tasty finish.
Sharp, almost sour, sweet, moderately bitter, great balance.
Dominant flavor is of dark roast coffee but also malt, chocolate, charcoal,
Interesting variation on oatmeal stout, very enjoyable, good choice if you want something with low alcohol.
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Bottle from Hop City Krog Market drunk while anxiously trying to find paperwork to continue my ATCP-CTP training. Oh the beer? A very light stout with notes of bitter chocolate and spice plus a hint of fruit. Pleasant. ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2017
On tap at Das Biergarten. Black with a nice cream colored head. Smells of oatmeal and roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt and oatmeal up front, but the back end spikes with a light fruitiness. Light body and a little bit roasty and bitter in the finish. Good beer, though not what I expected. Not quite a stout.
balloonbuffoon (807) - - NOV 16, 2017
12floz bottle, no date, $1.75 unit cost, tulip glass. This is a dark beer with a light brown head, and smells like metal. Perhaps I shouldn't trust the mix-six selection at unnamed store, because this may be old beer. It's a winter seasonal, and they often hit the shelves in November. So who knows for sure. I don't, there's no freshness date. As is, it's just watery dirt water beer to me. Sure it's drinkable, but lacks stout character. I don't know how to describe this as it ain't interesting. So it's not exactly showing off by being lackluster and veering from style. I didn't describe the palate well, but I perceive a slight vinegar trait. This isn't a good sign of a quality brew, from a brewery known for such in its breadwinner beers. shawnmurphy (701) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours dark brown with zero head or lacing. Aroma: prune juice, pureed raisins, chocolate, malt vinegar. Flavor: black coffee, dark chocolate, dates, campfire marshmallows. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, some oatmeal creaminess. I've had many other beers from this brewery and loved most of them, but this one is just ho-hum, although I suspect it might be a past-date bottle I got from my retailer is more the problem.