barn0216 (550) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014 burleybrew (75) - - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really carbonated/over carbonated. Very black with tan head. Black malt notes with slight caramel sweetness. Tastes like Black Patent & not too much roast from other grains. It’s a decent stout, but nothing to get excited about. Seems one dimensional.
Bottle, poured into 2014 San Francisco 49ers championship glass. Black in color with lots of tan foam. Creamy chocolate and roast smell indicative of an oatmeal stout, not very strong though. Coffee roast and bitter chocolate flavor. Packs a decent amount of flavor for what is a pretty light stout. Not a world beater but it is pleasantly drinkable. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malt and cocoa powder on the nose. Coffee, slight acidity, and a subtle sweetness. Hints of dark fruit. Flavor is bitter roast and cocoa powder. Nice sweetness of oats. Decent body. Coffee and a light ash note. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pretty decent stout in a bomber in santa cruz, dark chocolate, tastey, overall i enjoyed this jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Black with off white head. Nose and taste of flaked oats, roasted chocolate malt, chocolate milk and roast coffee. Nice roasted finish. Medium body. GIJOE (1204) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Definitely black as night. Froths up a good 1-2 fingers of head, which dissipates within a minute or two into sparse bubbles on the surface and light lacing.
Aroma is largely dark malt, with some hints of anise, straw, leather, and some woodiness. There’s also something slightly metallic, as if it came from a can (it’s from a bomber).
Taste has more the metallic note, some cocoa, hint of coffee, A tad sour. Tart finish hangs pretty long.
Fairly light body for the style, a little dry, soft carbonation.
Not bad, but not a favorite by any means.
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a dark black-brown with a huge five finger foamy tan head which fades very slowly to crazy lacing. Aroma is light for a stout and is of roasted malts, some coco powder, faint coffee notes, maybe some anise, and a faint metallic note. Taste is slightly better then the aroma and is of roasted malts, chocolate, dark coffee, some anise, some dark fruits, a little mild hop bitterness. Has a medium body with a slightly thin, watery, fizzy mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter,short, slightly metallic finish. Overall, a decent oatmeal stout that is lacking in body and could be better without the metallic notes in the aroma and finish. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Black color with a huge infection style tan head. plastic, chocolate, dark roast aromas. Medium bodied. Decent lightly sweet chocolate, dark roast flavors with a bitter hoppy finish lukemundy (33) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Dark with a ridiculous head. Like, impossible to drink head. The nose and flavor are both strong coffee with some sweet malts. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small soapy dark tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was black licorice, wood and a bit of tobacco. The flavor was bitter, roasty and woody with notes of licorice and tobacco. The finish was long and quite bitter with lingering roastiness, licorice and wood. Medium body and fairly smooth texture. Ok.