vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pours pretty dark brown with a dense tan head. The aroma is very milky, roasty and rich with a good amount of vanilla. Medium body with mild sharp carbonation and its pretty crisp for an oatmeal stout. The flavor starts smooth and roasty with chocolate, vanilla and a bit of chalk. The finish is a bit spicy and is pretty crisp and clean. Nice milk stout. zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
12 oz bottle- Pours black. Smells sweet, milky, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is lighter and roastier- still some milky boubron though. This is surprisingly good. I’m loving the aroma. BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
Draft, deep black. Thick brown head. Smells of malty, chocolate and oatmeal. Sweet qith a syrupy aftertaste. Milky texture, very easy to drink. Quite nice Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Rating #100 for this one. Poured deeper brown with a tall, fairly uniform cap of deep tan head. The aroma picked up a lovely blend of sweet toasted oats and milk chocolate first and foremost.. some vanilla and other sugars beneath.. really enjoyed it. The flavor found rolled oats and milk chocolates again at the core.. touches of burnt black patent too.. cake-like finish with a find blend of toasty black malts and hints of earth. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. fine balance between smooth the oaty feel and other roasty sugars.. excellent brew! JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2011
12oz bottle from Cornboy - thanks, John! Probably the best RH beer I’ve had, which is admittedly not saying a whole bunch. Heavy black pour with a thin creamy tan head. Strong chocolate in the nose, along with bits of burnt coffee and cola. Body is thick and lactic, with a nice dry finish. Substantial grain and roasted malts come through in the taste, giving heft to the milkshake. Yummy.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Dark brown pour wit ha light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is similar. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, pretty full-bodied and sweet. Pretty decent stout. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dense black with a thin-moderate light brown head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, lightly roasted malt, and just a bit of coffee. The flavor is chocolate, lightly roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of tobacco. The tobacco flavor component increases as the beer warms. Full bodied with a silky mouthfeel. Very enjoyable. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
A-pours a jet black liquid with a thin dark tan colored head.
S-the nose is light and hard to detect. notes of oatmeal and some sugary malts mix with a hint of slightly roasted chocolate malts.
T-the flavor is more robust and roasty. roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate, light notes of roasted cofee and a touch of sweet dark fruits to add some sweetness.
M-medium bodied and extremely smooth and creamy. slightly grainy feel in the finish but the carb is low allowing a smooth easy finish.
D-very smooth and refeshing, extremely easy to drink with an inviting palate and gentle robust flavors. Capa (3437) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Real dark with and inch of dark beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, burnt malts, chocolate, bourbon, and oats. Full bodied. Flavor has a smooth yet robust roasted malt presence, chocolate, creamy oatmeal, light lactose, and an underlying and milder molasses flavor than in the aroma. Surprised at how good this is even though I should be. River Horse makes some good beers and this on is no exception. gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Poured very dark brown, almost black, with nice red highlights around the edge of the glass. There was a tall creamy light brown head that reduced to about 1/2 inch gradually and eventually to just a film. There was some nice lacing as the head went down. There was a mild aroma of chocolate and a hint of anise. The beer had a slightly silky texture and a nice flavor of chocolate. It was very slightly dry and a light amount of dark chocolate bitterness in the middle. The finish becomes very smooth with a nice mellow dark chocolate flavor and nice sweetness with just a hint of driness.