DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bought a mix-12 "Beer Camp" pack of this from Payless Liquors in Fisher, IN for $14.99. Poured one of the 12 FL. OZ. bottles w/ a Dark Brown Label and a Wooden Brew Kettle in a forest into a 16oz Pint Glass. Has 2172209:06 on the front of the bottle neck.
Aroma- Light roast, tons of malt, and medium alcohol present. Bit of molasses too!
Appearance- Pours a less than .5 finger head that dies quick. No problem of this style. Pours a thick, deep brown body with tons of viscosity. Leaves dark suds behind.
Flavor- Tons of roast and a bit of espresso. Sweet when it comes down to it and finishes with a light-medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Viscous, Espresso smooth, Closest thing to an Iced Caramel Latte, and then a great roasty finish with some oatmeal. Perfect!
Overall impression- My favorite without a doubt in this "Beer Camp" series! Such a great stout too for Sierra Nevada. Would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a strong stout with tons of complexity. Did not expect this one from this brewery. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Botte. Pours black with a nice brown head and great lacing throughout. Aroma is creamy mocha, sweet oats, chocolate. Taste is rich milk chocolate, more mocha, roast but very mellow. This is a nice sipper and actually the first dark beer that my hop loving dad really liked. I love oatmeal stout as the teexture is creamy. Could have been 6% and I would have been none the wiser. Nice. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Somewhat oily black pour with thick rising tan head. The head eventually dissipates into a ring around the glass. The aroma is of chocolate, fresh baked brownies, some mild sweetness. There are some sweet chocolate cake notes as well. Flavor is rich, slick with a mild sweetness. Slight booziness. There is some bitterness, some saltiness as well. The sweetness imparted by the oats rears it’s head towards the middle, however the big roasty and coffee notes -- as well a nice hop note- manifests in the finish. Pretty good oatmeal stout that is bigger than it needs to be. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Black pour, medium brown head. Something like an Old Rasputin -- slightly boozy, but really smooth, with chocolate and molasses/brown sugar dominating. Really nice. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted milk chocolate with some vanilla and oats and a bit of coffee.
T - Starts off with some roasted milk chocolate, vanilla, some some cola flavor. Through the middle, some coffee flavor comes through with some oats. The finish is a mix of milk chocolate with some roasted coffee, vanilla, and a bit of earthy hops.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and creamy with a roasted and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice mouthfeel with great overall balance.
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
I think the QC may have been off on this one which is a shocker considering it is SN. But it is the beer camp and they proabbly were hanging by a thread with it. It has some rotten fruit flavors to go with a buttery and cocoa-y stout. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
12 oz. Pours jet black with a decent creamy head that fades. No lace. Roasty chocolatey nose, with a little pleasantly musky melon rind hanging around. Creamy medium body, silky smooth, soft carb. Roast, chocolate, and a little touch of fruit sugar on the mid palate. Mild sweet roasty finish. Nice. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
bottle. Pours nearly black with a small cream tan head. Aroma is sweet and cocoa, a little bit of a chocolate cake note and some doughiness with a slight roast, Flavor starts sweet with the same doughy cake chocolate character. Really nicely smooth and rich flavors with a slight bitter cocoa finish. Medium to medium full creamy body and a soft carbonation. very good poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2012
12 oz bottle from the 2012 variety pack bought from work. Pours impenetrable black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty, doughy bread. Taste is sticky sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Flavors include chocolate milk, licorice. Mouthfeel is oily. Dessert in a glass. Another winner from Beer Camp. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a deep brown appearance with a nice, dark brown head. Toasty, oaty, light coffee, dark chocolate, roasty, earthy aroma. A bit tangy, lightly boozy, burnt, roasty dark chocolate malty, caramel, vanilla, a touch smoky flavor. Not a huge fan of the flavor, it’s a bit overly bitter, but not bad.