Darkmagus82 (2303) - - OCT 4, 2014 BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This buzzes with cascades of hearty, deep chocolate and earthy wheat undertones. It’s like pureed devil’s food cake pumped with hops. This oatmeal stout has a sinister licorice nose and bleeds a hazy brown. One of the best Pyramid brews, no doubt.
Transfer from BA review on 12-4-13- slowrunner77 (12998) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown, nearly black color with a one finger of a cream colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of roasted malt, oatmeal, and some sweeter smells of sweet chocolate a bit of caramel. Along with these are some hints of vanilla and a bit of a bready smell, overall giving a nice roasty and sweet stout smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet chocolate and oat taste with lots of vanilla sweetness. A moderate amount of roastiness is present right from the start which fades a bit as the taste advances. A bit of a coffee flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle with a little bit of a molasses and light earthy hop flavor comes to the tongue. In the end a nice roasted, and sweet oatmeal stout flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. Both are rather nice for the roasted and sweet flavors of the beer and make for a very easy drinking but soothing feel.
Overall – A rather enjoyable brew overall. Nice, sweet, raoasty, oats, and smooth flavors with a very easy drinking feel.
"7%, you think this would be a touch more robust, but the body is a slight letdown. Otherwise, a solid interpretation, if not quite a standout. ample roast and chocolate, smooth, maybe a touch too sweet, but I liked it." cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ Greg’s dump, picked up at Supermarket Liquor. Pours a reddish brown with a light brown head. Light cocoa and caramel aroma with a bit of coffee. Dull carbonation. Light fruitiness. Some chocolate and roast in the flavor. Kind of boring but not horrendous. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown with off white head, aroma brought notes of nuts, grain, brown sugar, some slight plum. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, hints of brown sugar, hints of dark fruit. Eh not bad, but not great. foyle (431) - Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass.
IrishBoy (4237) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Appearance: pours a 3/4" cream colored head that recedes leaving light lacing. Color is a dark reddish brown that is nearly opaque. Some streaming carbonation is detectable despite the dark color.
Aroma: roasty malt, caramel, toast, a bit of herbal hops and some vanilla.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and fizzy, somewhat sticky with a drying finish.
Flavor: nice combination of dark roasted malts, creamy oats, some vanilla and caramel with some earthy and herbal hops.
Overall: well done oatmeal stout and appropriate to the style.
12 oz bottle from a Winter Sampler Pack from Safeway Salinas. Nose is chocolate and very light amounts of coffee. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is light chocolate with hints of sweet and bitter. COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Smooth creamy with hints of chocolate well balanced and easy on the palate. Very enjoyable and well done. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Sampled in a mix pack at Costco. A nice stout that is very clean and smooth on the palate. The flavor was not quite what you would want and IBUs are quite low. Sledutah (7926) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub in Walnut Creek jdavidh (173) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Dark brown with a small beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate , coffee and toasted malts. Flavors of chocolate and roasty
Decent, mild stout.
Great chocolate and coffee nose with a rich mahogany color. Typical solid oatmeal stout flavors.
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