eRock_2013 (460) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Finally got to try this reputable Canadian stout at the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017. Poured an elegant solid black color with a khaki head, unleashed a quite unique aroma of tart, sweet milk chocolate with some roasty notes. Flavor is a fresh coffee roast with a more subtle chocolate accent, along with what struck my palate as some licorice. Relatively light mouthfeel for a stout, but with the signature silkiness of the oatmeal. Finished with a bitter coffee bean aftertaste. Thoroughly enjoyable, I will look for this again! BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Pint can from Hollingshead Deli in Orange: drank on 8th Feb 2017. Poured into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip (twice): looked good, deep, dark and moody, the head a good tanned blanket of tight foam. Malty with the Oats coming through in the flavour, some coffee and chocolate esters in the nose: they also stayed for the taste part of the brew. Nice, easy drinking Stout with a sensible alcoholic content. nasty3939 (29) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle at Destinís WOB. Great ebony body with a mocha colored head. A great beer, no flavors are overbearing, just a well balanced beer with hints of espresso and chocolate. Carbonation is not too intense leaving you with a highly drinkable beer. Saeglopur (2145) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 29, 2016
341 ml bottle from Saveur Biere. Thanks to Werckmeister.
ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
Black, oily body, with a medium, creamy, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of melting chocolate, toffee, vanilla, coffee, a banana like fruitiness, toast, some dark bread.
Tastes of coffee, spiced bread, dark chocolate, wood, toast, banana notes again, some liquorice.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, dry, wooden, with coffee, liquorice, some toast, slight spices.
Tasty! Perfectly balanced, very aromatic, but also pretty refreshing to drink for the style. Just the right levels of roastiness and sweetness, with a lot of diversity and some unusual, but perfectly fitting notes, like banana and spices. Outstanding style example, among the best Iíve had so far!
Pours black with a thick mocha head. Aroma is rich chocolate, and roasted coffee. Malty, chocolate, coffee, milk and ash flavours. Full bodied and smooth, very nice.
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Excellent! I liked everything about this one and found it quite a surprise in every way. I simply wasnít expecting much but it blew me away. Aroma is over the top so I knew it would make my mouth sing...the malt comes through nicely as such a great compliment to the espresso. ghostbeer (213) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Smooth, delicious malt and intensely creamy. This might be the best oatmeal stout I have ever had. I love it. andrewje41 (3742) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2016
16 oz can poured. Pours a thick jet black with a blanket of tan foam head and lacing. A both sweet and toasty malt aroma. Flavor is initially on the sweeter side. A good roasted malt, soft spice. A big hit of espresso like bitterness. Thick milk chocolate, and a resting roasted malt late palate. A stout that I feel like I can drink all day. Very tasty. I enjoy the subtle bitterness that sits with this stout. Interesting, and very well made. googleimage83 (164) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
Pours almost black, fairly large and lacey mocha head. Toasty aroma of coffee, chocolate, butter tart; noticeable oatmeal presence - very smooth. Taste is creamy dairy, chocolate, coffee flavors; some cherry, brown sugar, slight smoke. Nice hefty body. It isnít particularly unique, itís just well made. tfontana (951) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Appearance is only slightest of red with light source directly behind, otherwise opaque black, with finger-width foamy light brown head with poor retention and minimal sudsy lacing. Aroma is sweet roasted malt like dark fruit with toffee, bakerís chocolate, creamy oats and vanilla. Taste is sweet over bitter roasted malt with dark fruit, toffee, molasses, vanilla, bakerís chocolate, mild ash. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin, smooth texture, average carbonation and lingering finish as taste. Overall, didnít get the long-lasting head nor the espresso, and itís a bit thinner than Iíd like, but this was quite enjoyable just the same.