Aurelius (5651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Mild creosote, coffee, toasted soy and candlewax aroma. Inky, oily pour, big medium tan head, squat west coast 12 oz bottle, bad label. Hoppy, light licorice, milky medium sweetness, rich. Long coffee finish, thick mouthfeel. ABV is well masked. High Test. Tell ya what, boys, having 12 of these stashed back for a snowy weekend wouldn’t be bad prep/planning. Proof, package store. ICEatALAMO (1357) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2012
bottle. the aroma is better than expected. Get some malt and a little oak from the smell as well as some vinegar. The taste is big with a lot of malt. Not very memorable, but not terrible. douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Bier 30. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown/tan head. A rich nose of smoke and roast, light mocha. A great stout: really sessionable....well maybe not at 9% but smooth roast, light dark fruit, sweet dark oils, coffee, lactose, metal, smoke. Very good. The oatmeal does lots for the palate. Great! A nice night for a stout. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012
black pour, thin tan head.
aroma is oats, chocolate, roasted coffee.
flavour is cocoa, light burnt malt bitterness. smooth/oily oat texture. bakers chocolate bitterness in the finish.
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Poured from bottle into glass very dark with little head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla and some sweetness. Taste is smooth with a nice oatmeal up front. Nice long finish.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2012
12 oz bottle from Beer Camp mix pack. pours black with brown highlights and a small tan head. chocolate / roast / sweet nose. med body with sugars, chocolate malt, coffee, oats and dark fruit tones. sweet and deep roast finish with some lingering bitterness and chocolate. Finhead (1845) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Black pour with a thin, tan head. The aroma has chocolate syrup and some lightly roasted coffee. It has a full body with creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is balanced with a little sweetness up front and a slightly more bitter taste in the warm finish. ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Very dark in the glass with a beige head. It has an aroma of cocoa, vanilla and some sweetness like molasses. Taste is smooth with oatmeal up front and then more vanilla and licorice. It has a long finish that is well balanced. mikesaum (712) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours dark black with reddish dark brown head that fades slowly. Aroma is mocha, some chocolate. Taste is pretty nice, smooth mocha and chocolate flavors that get back up from some bitter hops, nice creamy mouthfeel. Not too bad, not awesome for an impy stout though. AWISLguy (3419) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle from Beer Camp 12pk bought at Woodmans in the Falls. Pours very, very dark brown with a cafe au lait head. Terrific retention; still a consistent eighth inch head while halfway through the glass. Very little lacing. Aroma has expresso, caramel, molasses and oysters. Taste is of sweet molasses, roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate and some earthy wood. Down through the glass the bitterness increases. Not thick, but solid in depth with almost no real alcohol presence. Finishes bitter with hints of saltiness and sweetness. A good one!