nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Otis, my man. On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Smells of toasted malt, caramel, and coffee. Tastes of each with added notes of lactose and oatmeal. Well balanced, but not exactly ambitious. fiulijn (20507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Draught at Rattle ’n Hum, New Yorkjcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2009
The color is dark, almost black. Light but nice aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Chocolate and dark caramel flavor, with some roasted malt later, and quite strong bitterness. Well balanced and correctly brewed.
Draft at Rattle N Hum, NYC. Deep brown body with frothy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, toffee. Not much hop nose, just a hint of resin. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter and lightly acidic. There is a slight taste in the finish that reminds me of rye, but must be the particular combination of hop and roast bitterness. Medium body, velvety texture, at least in the beginning, lively carbonation. Easy to drink, but average sweet stout. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2009
On cask at Friday the Firkenteenth at the Grey Lodge Pub. Pours a flat, opaque black with no head. Nice, toasted, nutty aroma. Flavor of cold coffee, nuts, toasted grains, brown sugar. Bitter finish from the burnt grains. Dry finish too. Smooth and drinkable. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Growler, thanks nimbleprop. Medium brown head atop dark brown-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, milk chocolate, earthy, some caramel, light smoke. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Growler shared by nimbleprop: Pours an oily opaque with dark mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel malts with a fresh piny resiny hop balance and some roastiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and lightly sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with a nice grapefruity hop flavor. Finishes drier and bittersweet with a touch of roasty coffee. A pretty nice sweet stout. LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Growler from Big Z beverage. Pours a dark brown with a plentiful dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and oatmeal. Flavor of roasted malt with a smooth, milky palate. A pretty good oatmeal stout and definitely very drinkable.
7/4/7/4/15 [3.7/5] Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Strong aroma of coffee and malts with a normal dark oil stout appearance. Stout and coffee flavors as well, but smooth - not as potent. Overall delicious on firkin at The Grey Lodge. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
A Sim rate (on tap at Spitzer’s Corner): Sweet vanilla aroma. Subtle enough that it’s not overwhelming with a slight bitter chocolate note. Bitter chocolate again in the flavour with a real roastiness. There’s a nice kick in the finish. It’s the epitome of a stout... the way it should be. Nice full flavour in the finish. Yum. malrubius (2897) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
On tap at Pony Bar. Black with light brown head. Roasted coffee yeasty bready aroma. Roasted coffee and chocolate with roasted bitter finish and lingering dusty coffee grounds or dry hop in the nose. NIce smooth texture and body. Pretty good.