TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Had this at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA gathering. Bottled courtesy of hopscotch. We also got a second bottle and drank this the next night. Dark brown to near black with a slight ruby hue around the edges. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. Not unlike most of the style. Taste is more roatsed malt, coffee, faint licorice, and cocoa. Body is carbonated but not a rich as hoped feel-wise. Finsiehs with more roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Decent but nothing I haven’t had before. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Pours dark. Aroma is of a slight chocolate. Flavor of slight watery chocolate and a slight coffee. Not bad but a bit watery. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Really dark color that wouldnt let any light through. I’m liking this stuff already. Roasty malts and sweet oatmeal aromas make the anticipation even greater. The flavor is a lot of the above with just the right amount of sweetness. Could use a bit more hop bite but thats just my two cents. Really enjoyable. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Very heavy oatmeal, almost has a little bit of steak aroma... pretty effing odd. Body is of a typical stout, black with a thin tan head. Taste is chocolate and oatmeal... pretty standard oatmeal stout, nothing great, but a good beer to drink on ocassion. Mouthfeel is a little rougher then I’d like though. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. Pours a clear brown with a light brown head. Lightly roasty malty aroma. Taste has notes of chocolate, roasty malt and oats. Could use more body, was a little light. Overall solid.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Opaque cola body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some lactic sourness, light roasty. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some roasty, light lactic sourness, faint cherry. Light-medium body. darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2004
On tap at Growler’s pub on Lindbergh. Just a great, great beer IMHO. Smoky molasses taste. I had this side by side with Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout and it more than held its own. For anyone that is a fan of Sweet stouts - you have to try this one. lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2004
I am a huge fan of this beer. It’s sweet, malty, toasty, and just plain good. Almost has a bacon flavor to it? Sounds weird, but it’s good! One of my favorite stouts. And it’s brewed in my hometown! heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2004
A medium sized light tan head. The body is very dark with just a vague hint of amber coloring. Aroma has toast, sweet malts and some banana peels. The lacing likes to hang out towards the tops of the glass. The taste is toast, walnuts and some cream cheese. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy. Has an oily finish. Overall a pretty good beer in a style that I usually don’t care for. Thanks civforprez. HopalotCassidy (12) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2004
I’ve been sampling a mixed six pack of Schlafly’s and this is by far my favorite. Beautiful rich color with a light brown head. Subtle toast aroma. Huge flavor -- sweet burnt chocolate malt wonderfully balanced with hop bitterness. Full bodied and a long, warm finish.