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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Undated bottle, from the 2013 release though.
Appearance: The pour is pitch black and the body is equally as so. A tall, neat and dense brown head rises from the black body and sticks around for a bit for a nice presentation.
Aroma: The aroma is mild with some carbonic acid. Creamer is noticed along with hints of roast and bittersweet chocolate. The aroma is a bit muted and blurred.
Taste: This tastes better than it smells. I get a solid malt base of bittersweet chocolate with roast becoming prominent by the finish. Lactose sweetness runs through, but theres a mild astringency throughout as well. The finish lingers of a roasty bitterness.
Palate: Nearly full-bodied, a bit light. Carbonation is a bit too present.
Overall: I dont find myself looking to buy this again, especially when Left Hand does it cheaper and better. Why is this a $12 six pack to begin with? Its only traveled a few hours and its no more expensive to brew than their other beers which are more reasonably priced. I dont get it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7563) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle, cheers to eelbasher! The pours deep brown with a tight tan head. The nose is sweet coffee and caramel ice cream. Light cinnamon heat, toasted nuts. Melted coffee ice cream flavors. Hints of raisins. Dark chocolate. Light body, effervescent carbonation. Tasty stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pretty good oatmeal stout from a local swap! Poured a medium almond brown that had hints of oatmeal with a back taste of milk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours tar black with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, oats, and mocha. Nice balance of oat, lactose, roasted malt, and chocolate. Creamy body. Nice beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 8, 2014... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint...OCCASION: the reading of A Storm of Swords begins... APPEARANCE: jet black body; unenthused thin brown head; tracings are basically sporadic bubbles... AROMA: some peat and smoke, but predominantly a strange combination: lactic, doughy malts and vanilla sugars argue with strikingly astringent turpentine chemicals--a challenge to take in... PALATE: medium-bodied, slightly dry; rather flat up front, with a beefy after breath ...TASTE: milky, yet the alcohol seems to impede a smoother flavor; some rum elements mingle with a plasticine undertone... OVERALL: This seems a forced attempt at steeping ABV at the cost of taste and experience; River Horse does Jersey proud with some offerings, but this brew is negatively aggressive--upon completing this review, I drank a second and only found the beer more troublesome to place in a positive light....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1219) - , Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Recd from ed5388 as part of local swaps 5.2. Limited experience with this style but I have several I will try in next few weeks. Pleasantly surprised. Aroma is subdued but has roast and chocolate dark pour taste is a combo of milk stout and oat stout. Had milk chocolate and roast plus the smooth oats. Slight odd taste at end of sip lactic? Thx Ed. Good start to my tests of this style

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2014
(bottle) Pours a black complexion with minimal tan head. The aroma is well roasted malts with some coffee beans. The flavor is a nice hybrid between the oatmeal and milk stout styles as both are apparent. Smooth palate. Well done by brewer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours almost black, short lived mocha head. Aroma of sweet malt, touch of charred oak. The taste is both sweet and roasty, not much going on, a little milk chocolate and coffee hints. The palate is a little thin with medium carb but, smooth and drinkable. Pretty nice milk stout but missing something.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1596) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Oat, oak, nut, malt. Dark brown color. Taste is roasted hop, nut, coffee, kinda bland. Shortened duration but still a solid sweet stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with slight head. Aroma is chocolate and yeast. Taste is creamy chocolate milk with brown sugar, toffee, and malted milk balls. Nice velvety mouthfeel with medium body, slight carbonation. Pleasing.


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