Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bomber from the local. Pours a deep black, no light getting through this guy. Big foamy coffee colored head eventually recedes leaving gobs of thick lacing. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts attack my olfactory system as I wait for this guy to settle. Bold bitter chocolate flavor backed up by an earthyness and roasted malts. A slight bitter tang and notes of coffee at the finish. Quite tasty, not too in your face intense...nice mild mannered stout. 40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Fruity aroma. Toasty coffee chocolate flavor. Creamy body well balanced by a nice hop bitterness. Delicious beer. charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2007
On tap at the Saucer. Deep dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is slightly floral and citrusy which is unusual for a stout. Tastes of chocolate, light coffee, and grapefruit. Must have used American hops for this one. Like a light version of an Imperial Stout. Different and interesting. LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2002
Thin head, coffee flavors, kind of weak boquet for a stout. More of a bitter stout rather than cream. Wonderfull opaque color, almost black. Looks like Sheaf's Stout, tastes much better. Not my favorite stout, but a good brew on the whole. I've always like my stouts a good deal lower than room temperature, so that may make my opnions a bit less relevant than most stout drinkers. All in all tho, great label design, a drinkable beer. Hard to calsssify this one, not a 'beginner's stout' but I can't see hardcore stout drinkers not looking for more either. flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap at Pete's. A black pour with a frothy, retentive light brown head. Good lacing. Aromas of sugary malt and coffee. Taste is oatmeal, espresso, and a semisweet chocolate finish. A well balanced, albeit bitter stout.
Malrider69 (179) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
An excellent oatmeal stout, well balanced with a good combination of hops and malt. Pleasing in appearance and pours with a well defined head. ngunity (179) - - APR 10, 2016
From bottle. Pours with medium tan head. Drinks with roasty taste and a little bitterness hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours black and not overly thick. Coffee, chocolate and cocoa roasted malts. Can also taste the oats and barley. Medium body. waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2005
bottle 9/27/05. Pours a very thin brown head and a chocolate black color. Smoked malt nose and flavor with a very smooth finish. Fairly full bodied. Roast taste and smell. Excellent brew. lethe (177) - New York, USA - NOV 18, 2005
All stout characteristics are in play. Nose and flavor have a distinctive hop bite (of the Cascade variety) to them that adds a nice finish to this brew. The creamy sweetness is nicely rounded off by the hops. This is a very enjoyable stout and if it is lacking in anything it is only in that is not an imperial or stronger version.