thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Poured from the bottle, dark, nice tan creamy head. No lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Flavour is roasty, not so much chocolate. More oak, vanilla, and some of the alcohol heat. The palate shows some oatmeal. Overall fantastic! bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Poured into a shaker. Jet black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate milk/mocha with very little roastiness present. Flavor is much more complex than the aroma suggests. Roasty with vanilla and oak notes, some chocolate and coffee, and some alcohol. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel from the oats and a long finish. Overall a very nice stout. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap. Black with almost no head. Sweet chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with more chocolate flavors on the back end and a smooth palate. fernans (69) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Over the top is the first thing I think of. Aroma strong coffee notes. Appearance ink black with a caramel. Taste of strong coffee and hops. Not what I was expecting. Compared to best I’ve had, just too much. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle. #45. Probably most excited for this one. Good brown head. Leaves good spread of lace. Black appearance, but short of being opaque. Nice smooth lighter carbonation, dry finish, more crisp than I was expecting, but still satisfactorily hearty. Great hearty oaty milk chocolate roasty flavor, good bitter taste, with a light sweet finish. Some coffee. Rich chocolate cake. Light vanilla. Maybe something missing, but still intensely enjoyable. Light alcohol warmth, but I like the boldness. Light creaminess, dark chocolate. Body definitely gets more satisfactorily chewy as it sits and warms a bit. Would recommend. Glad I’ve got one for the cellar.
jiminjingu (6) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Just a great beer. Had it out of the tap at the Craftsman and it was lovely dark pour with a fine, tan head to it. Creamy chocolate overtones with a nice chewy texture. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottled June 21, 2012.davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
A: Completely pitch black and opaque, even on the edges. A creamy and dense tan head sits on top , with great retention, after a hard pour.
S: The aroma is a bit reserved, but milk chocolate and mild roasted coffee aroma are present and smell great. I wish the aroma were a tad stronger.
T: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate make up the flavor with the dark chocolate giving a bitter finish.
M: Thick and smooth with a creamy silky texture.
O: This is a nice imperial oatmeal stout, definitely worth trying, but I wouldn’t do so more than once. I was expecting more of a Sam Smith’s, and didn’t realize this was 9%, though that’s my fault. Not a bad attempt though.
12 oz stubby bottle into a DFH signature glass. Julian date puts it at a June 21 bottle date.
A - Dark black body with a two finger high light mocha head. Some decent lacing.
S - Milk chocolate, roasted malts, rolled oats, and some light coffee.
T - Roasty malts, coffee beans, and a lot of chocolate with a velvety oaty presence. Finish is of bitter roast. Very well balanced and tasty.
M - Somewhat silky medium mouth feel. Can’t say I’m noticing that 9% abv.
O - A very above average oatmeal stout. Not amazing, but very drinkable and tasty. Great brew! GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours black with a tan head. Slight aroma of chocolate. Chocolate creme flavors. Overall it’s ok. bleeng (1691) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle pours black with a small tan head. Light nose. Taste is full of chalky, roasty malts with a tad of sweetness. Thick and chewy.