j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Roast, prune, chocolate and malt. Chocolate, roast, oxidization, plums. Big boozy plum and prune flavors, chocolate and oxidized malt. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle poured into my De Struise glass.... A super dark mahogany pour. Held up to the light you get a flash of blood red and its semi clear. A big light tan head with great retention and lacing. This is a looker... The aroma is a touch light, but interesting. I get lots of vanilla, with light coffee, and a touch of bourbon. Almost smells barrel aged which is quite an interesting trick... The taste doesn’t bring the nice complexity to the table, but its still decent. Not very smooth of creamy for an oatmeal stout. Coffee dominates the taste but its bitter and boring, just not feeling the flavor...the mouthfeel is almost an afterthought because its so light and boring. Easy to drink.
A decent oatmeal, just can’t rave on this right now. Would love to try it on nitro and re-view. TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2006 bottle shared with my son, Fata2683, poured almost black with large tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with anice and some caramel. Flavor dominated by maple syrup with an oaky finish. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2010
2006 bottle thanks to BeerSommelier, pours pitch black, tall dark tan head. Aroma is roasty, black patent malt, toffee, light licorice. Flavor is sweet, the time has yielded a very sweet maple syrup, earthy body. The barrel is thin, only evident in some oak and maple flavors in the finish. I feel this is slightly past it’s prime. hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2010
draught. poured a dark black color with a dark brown head. aroma of coffee and roasted malts. taste: first some creaminess from roasted malts. then the coffee and some sweetness of chocolate. get some breakfasty notes, especially of the oatmeal
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Served from the bottle thanks to a kind soul at DLD. The appearance is a cloudy brown black, with a rich brown head. The flavors and aromas begin really strong with a rich oatmeal, heavy roasted malts, and then the whisky notes slowly build. The mouth is a little chalky for my liking. Overall a solid offering that was a little disappointing. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- Pours a deep black with thick foamy overzealous light brown head. Head quickly fades to a thin collar and little lacing is left behind. When held up to the light red and brunette hues appear at the top and bottom.
S- Big malty smell. Lots of chocolate malt, some barley and maybe caramel too. Alcoholic smell in the background.
T- Very rich. Lots of chocolate malt upfront with oatmeal and barley. Finish is a little more bitter with hop character giving it a nice roasted coffee taste. Bitter dark chocolate and a big alcohol warming effect linger. The taste is big and rich but unoffensive at the same time.
P- Medium carbonation and nice thick oatmeal stout body.
O- This is good and it was great to try and Imperial Oatmeal stout. Taste was good and mouthfeel great-but the alcohol could be a little bit more well hidden here. Something good and definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-03-2007 18:31:08 strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Hints of coffee, pleasant aroma. Full body, creamy, soft carbonation, some bitterness. Whisky finish that lingers. Dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Good stout... unique finish that really stays in the throat, but is warming... not a bad thing. nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
765ml bottle shared thanks to - oh, what do you know, it was me. Thanks, Nick. You are the man! Keep it up! This beer really looks great in the glass. Darkest brown (just a shade short of black) in color with a large, lasting tan head and very good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, wood, and whiskey. Fairly simple, not amazing. Flavor is mainly roast, chocolate, and oak. The whiskey doesn’t really assert itself as much as it does in other whiskey -bal aged stouts. There is also an odd hint of tartness to it. But hey, at least it’s not a booze bomb. Medium-full bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel and average carbonation for the style. Good but not great overall. Grows on you a bit. kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Courtesy of a generous RB at tpd975’s throwdown in December, 2009. Pours a cola brown to black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toasted coconut, hints of roast. Flavor is about the same. Medium to full body with a pleasing malty booze finish.