burleybrew (75) - - SEP 18, 2012
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. 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. 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. yackery (168) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Draught at Beechwood BBQ Seal Beach. Deep, dark mahogany with thin head over only half of the top but thorough lacing anywhere the beer touches. Aroma is funky bacteria and oatmeal cookie. Taste is mildly sweet followed by definitely bitter finish. Palate is much like Coca Cola but of course not that explosive in the middle but still lively yet softening. Overall OK but too much funk and not enough subtle oatmeal experience. JaBier (7958) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Gusher bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a huge tan head. Malty and oxidized nose. Chocolate malt flavor with creamy oatmeal and roasty finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bomber. Poured a healthy shade of deep brown with way too much deep tan head going on. The aroma picked up semi-sweet chocolate and rolled oats, with a detergenty character laced throughout.. warm molasses filled the back of the nose.. a bit airy and seemed a touch off. The flavor found molasses and burnt cocoa at the core, with odd, almost metallic, almost sour, kinda detergenty stuff laced throughout, and heavy roast on the edges.. finished dry and grainy, with more of the odd stuff. Medium-bodied and too carbonated on the palate.. the carbo hurt the assumed creaminess.. this seemed like it may have been infected, and I’d gladly try it again. omhper (25095) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
Draught at 99 Bottles of Beer, Santa Cruz, CA. Perfectly black, small head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Mid sweet with clean rounded mouthfeel and solid body. Some chocolate, fudge and plastic. Salty finish. The flavours seem like they are wrapped in plastic and are inaccessible. ICEatALAMO (1349) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pour was pretty dark and the head overtook half the glass, was a little surprised. The aroma was a little harsh imo. The taste was just about average with more carbonation than I like to see from an oatmeal stout. This beer didn’t do much for me. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
pours a jet black. aroma has a roasted quality to it but it is a mild hit. the flavors continue the roasty notes which then fades into a bit of BBQ flavor before finishing a little burnt to my taste buds. also is a bit thin. did not get into this one. Syzzer (647) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Thin and lacks body/mouthfeel. Flavor is far from dark or stout. Suggestion: AVOID