nickel (1128) - UKRAINE - AUG 17, 2017 brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Sweet creamy nose, roasted malt, and oats. Coffee, dark chocolate, graham cracker, and a bit of dark fruit. The flavor is sweet and creamy as well. Notes of graham cracker, coffee, and dark chocolate. Hints of dark fruit, plenty of roasted malt, and a light bitterness on the finish.
Aroma: intensive nose of caramel, roasted malt, wood and grape
Taste: mild and balanced roasted malt with caramel, oats and hints of grass.
Creamy body. Great brew sdhunter (10) - - JUL 13, 2017
Excellent beer from Trader Joe's. Will definitely buy again, if I can find it. Dark stout. Smooth after taste. Glad it was suggested by a Trader Joe's manager.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bergstaden (3044) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2017
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee notes as well - Roasted malt body with some notes of coffee and chocolate with bitterness - The roasted malt and some nice bitterness goes into the finish - This was good Zymurgeist2 (2296) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 19, 2017
From bottle to glass. Creamy roast aroma. Brown with light brown highlights. Taste is roast and cream. Not bad. mrjaxson (599) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Far more lactose-based than oatmeal-based, to me at least, with a thinner-than-expected body and bittersweet chocolate taste. Poured to an uncommonly huge head with a lot of carbonation. Just OK.
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. It pours a dark brown color with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is a bit acidic with heavy dark malts. A little coffee-like with some buttered toffee and nuts .The flavor is full bodied and very creamy on the palate. Lots of dark malts with heavy roast in the finish. Overall, it has more of a toasted malt profile except for the finish which borders on burnt. I’m not getting the acidity I picked up in the aroma, which is a good thing in my book. A bit of a simplistic beer, but not bad. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Pours like oil. SMells like oatmeal and tastes even more so. An oatmeal stout that delivers on its namesake. cgil68 (37) - - SEP 2, 2016
Ruby black pour with thin tan head silky mouth feel and roasty aroma with some coffee burnt chocolate nice rich bitter and taste and bit of hop
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BuckeyeBoy (7975) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2016
12oz bottle pours out a dark brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts some chocolate dark fruit and a little smoke. Taste is more of the dark roast chocolate malt sweetness and a fruit note. BlackHaddock (7416) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
3rd June 2016, 12oz bottle into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip. Looked fine, black with a lasting tanned head. Over roasted oats and malts give the aroma and taste some dark chocolate and ground coffee flavours. Nothing too exciting but nothing wrong with it either.