Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Stout
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
As self-confessed bogans we have a natural attraction to black, preferably matte, so Blacktop Oatmeal is close to our hearts. The key to creating a silky death metal monster like this is the caramelised Golden Naked Oats weve built it around. Sophisticates will detect the chocolate and coffee notes of creamy tiramisu. The rest of us will note that it matches our jeans.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (2005) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2017
500ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Rich maltiness and some good hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 14, 2016
Lacking in aroma but not taste. Smooth milky chocolate just like a tiramasu. The aftertaste however is a little lacky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (332) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2016
Probably not as OTT as Id expect from Pinhead. All up, its an easy drinking, reasonably unremarkable stout. It has a nice range of aromas including chocolate, coffee, caramel, lemon and cherry. The chocolate, coffee and lemon are prominent on tasting, but the palate is a little thin though the length is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (683) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2016
The roasted burnt barley is almost overdone to charcoal, but there is a lot to carry this and it ends well :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (661) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is chocolate, espresso and a little dried fruit. Flavour has coffee and chocolate but also some boozy fig notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1144) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle- pours jet black with a clingy tan head. Aroma is roast malt, licorice and chocolate. Taste is mildly bitter up front with a growing sweetness into the finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TuiSamesi (16) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2016
Thought I would try it given that Panhead is now part of Lion who also brew Guinness in NZ. I dont think this is a stout, more closer to a black beer. Oats are mainly eaten by horses and I struggled to recognize any in the beverage. Its similar to Speights Old dark but not a patch on Tui Dark. however, I would still partake of another one in the absence of these two. Ofa Atu!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1818) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2016

330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Clear, deep cola blackish brown colour; Near zero head and residual soapy beige foam which fades in 5 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of roasted dark malt, with light roasted nuts, light black coffee, toffee, caramel, chocolate, cream, light lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of dark malt, with strong roastyness, burnt caramel, light toffee, black coffee, molasses notes, fair lemon, fair bitter hops light grass; Light body. Dry, watery and slightly slick palate; Mouth Feel is strong roasty dart malt in a very thin background. Toasty burnt caramel as base with fair black coffee and bare notes of sweetness. Oat smoothness is next to none. Good lemon to round. Pretty good Hoppiness is light lemon and light grass in nose and taste; Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, mid-astringent toasty finish; Dry after taste. Roasty and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has very good roastyness and just right burnt character, only the watery body and lack of taste variety (especially oat smoothness) hold its back. Drinkable but not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2016
From a bottle. Looks and smells the part, smooth with delicious roasted flavours. Will drink again for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2269) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne Looks the part - lovely black & tan thing happening. Nose is roasty - burnt bread crust, licorice, some citrusy hops. Medium-full bodied, smooth, creamy carbonation, slightly oily. Toasted cereals on the body, medium roasted coffee and nuts, those citrus hops are subtle towards the finish providing a lingering moderate bitterness. Pretty good stout!

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