bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2007
(Bottle, BB Jan 03 2007) Pours a nut brown body with a large forthy beige head and descent lacing. Aroma of mustiness, cocoa, and roastiness. Flavor of baked oats and roasted malt. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Re-rate: Sampled on tap @ brewpub. An excellent paring with their amazing Sticky Toffee Pudding. This one comes across much smoother and less bitter on tap. The burnt coffee flavor that dominated my bottle sample was much more subdued. While still not among my top sweet stouts, it’s not bad on tap. Original rating 2.7 (5/5/5/3/9) Bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a huge creamy tan head. The aroma seemed quite muted with notes of molasses and grain (oats?) and a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick and soft with a bitter finish. The flavor is of burnt coffee with a slight oatmeal note and a curiously bitter finish. This is definitely not my favorite stout.
Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of papsoe, yet another great tasting @ Henrik´s] Average beige creamy head that mostly lasted. Clear mahogany color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, caramel. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Light sweet finish. 18-09-2007 DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Draft sample at Schlafly Bottleworks. Deep garnet body, with a bit of off-white foam. Coffee and toffee smell. A bit of Guinness sourness over oatmeal smoothness. Taste has brought out the sausage in my brunch frittata. Finishes with toffee sweetness and light cherry. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
12oz bottle. Reddish-Brown with thin head. Oatmeal, smoke & roasted malt aroma. Tastes of smoky roasted malts with a medium bitter finish. Very mild sweetness to go with a light-medium body. A little thin for a stout.
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at the Taproom, dark brown color, with a creamy tan-colored head, light dark chocolate, with oat, grainy malt nose with a faint accent of roasted coffee beans, burnt toast, and a faint floral hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, toasty, roasted malt character, with a sweet oatmeal, chocolatey flavor, with some black coffee beans, burnt toast, with a mild bitterness, coming from the floral hop leafiness, leading towards a milky, chocolatey, roasty bitterness finish. Ungstrup (37889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruit as well as light notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruit, leading to a dry bitter and roasted finish. StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2008
Nice black color, nice looking lacing. Not much aroma. Flavor is a bit spotty, but has a nice balance of oats, coffee, with a little bit of roasted barley. Hints of caramel. Smooth and drinkable, but inconsistant. This is one I wish I could drink on draft. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
bottle thanks to swalden_28. pours a deep red color with dark beige head. excellent head retention and laces the glass. aroma smells of dark roasted grains. flavor is very well balanced with slight hop flavor. tiny bitterness in the aftertaste. a good stout, go out and get yourself one. GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown, not quite pitch black, with ruby hints around the edges. The head is small but dense and dissipates to a swirl on the top leaving sporadic lacing. The smell has some sweet malts and a bit of cocoa with a big oatmeal presence on top. The taste has a little more complexity than the smell with a larger presence of dark fruit and roasted malts. The oatmeal is still present in the taste just not as dominant as the nose. The mouthfeel is on the thin side as stouts go with good carbonation. The oatmeal leaves the finish a little dry and bitter, but not too bad. This is a decent oatmeal stout though it’s not the most complex or tasty example I’ve had. Still recommended.