Lubiere (14352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate, with light vanilla, coffee grinds. In mouth, a smooth sweetish milk coffee with light vanilla notes, malty chocolate, nice and sweet. On tap at brewpub, May 21 2012. Sammy (13144) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Black with a little side around the sides. Lacey. A good bitterness, licorice,chocolate, a little better tasting and slightly more thick than their Eugene Porter, my best beer of the product line. Carbonation appropriate. deyholla (12699) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a brown head tat starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a good amount of of roasted barley and oats with a bit of light chocolate. Flavor has roasted malts and sweet chocolate with a bit of smooth oats. b3shine (9358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft to taster at Revolution. Looks good for the style; a dark and fairly opaque cola with beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, roast, and oats. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid oatmeal stout. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Excited this made it back as it was the first Revolution beer I missed. Pours a nice roasty black, near opaque, with frothy brown head, stays moderate sized and laces well, dies to a thick film eventually, still quite nice. Aromas are mellow sweetness tempered by light roast, a touch of cocoa mixes with sweet biscuits, roasted barley, touches of dry roast. Simple yet satisfying. Initial is smooth and roasty, cocoa and roasted barley work their ways into the fold immediately. Touches of soda bread, bakers cocoa, biscuits, smoothed out grains and touches of earthy ash roast. Smooth, silky, and sensual, this isn’t your typical oatmeal stout. Not overbodied, quite drinkable with sweet oats, roasty barley, nice dark chocolate, some slight coffee, dry roast. Very nice. Finish is a nice balance of roast and dryness temepered with sweet oats, biscuits, a touch of toffee, and perhaps the cocoa trying to lean a little to the sweet side. Nice. Very balanced, leaning towards dry roast for those of us that don’t like a really sweet brew, scoring point on my rating
kaser (6471) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Black oily draft at the revolution taproom. Brown head. Super chocolatey flavor. Nutty. Oatmeal. Like a milkshake. Good stout drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Draft, pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolately, nutty, with coffee roast. Flavors balances sweet chocolate goodness and roast with a tasty nuttiness. Med body. Really solid stout beer here. NachlamSie (3620) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
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chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Goblet at the brewpub. Love the name of this beer. It fits the theme of uprising well. Black Power is very dark, thick, and strong in its appearance. Lots of roast, mild fruitiness, brownies, earth and hints at oats are made in the aroma. The hearty and creamy palate is full of milk, rich chocolate, almonds, and a savory oaty smoothness. I am satisfied to see in the description on the site that oats are indeed used in the brewing. Surely my palate is good enough to pick up something that obvious in this beer. Great stout.
On-tap at the pub... A dark brown pour, good looking, even has dark edges. No retention except for a light mocha ring. However, really thick lacing... A great aroma, super smooth chocolate, oatmeal adds some great creaminess, hints of candy sugar and plums. If it wasn’t sweet from start to finish and added roast or something else, this would be a 5... The taste is not as successful, borderline disappointing. The sweetness is muted, but its actually more balanced than the aroma. There is an overall roasty character, most of the sweet is gone, just coffee a hint of hops. Not bad, but not great... The mouthfeel is too light, and there is a terrible late finish that is way too bitter.
Average oatmeal stout that is ok. If you want a high abv oatmeal not a bad choice, but I’d rather crush a 5% that’s a touch more creamy and sweet in taste.