PhillyBeer2112 (2983) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2018
This beer is black, I mean wow it's really dark/opaque. Among the darkest I've seen. Short lived head though. Nose features coffee first, mocha chocolate, not much in the way of roasted malt,it's a lighter toffee note. Flavor features a tad more roast but I appreciate the restrained approach with that, the smooth almost creamy malt backbone - probably from the oatmeal - supports a mild coffee flavor. Like many coffee stouts, the beer feels a tad thinned out, lacking the fuller body you might want, but it seems to work here, and at 5%, this is a nice dry and smooth oatmeal stout. The longer I sip on it, the more the coffee flavors come to the fore, and it drinks much like an iced coffee, and that's in a good way. Good job Swamp Head. italianjohn (3423) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2018 Black pour with a thin beige head .... aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla with caramel malts .... taste is of bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla and a nice bitter roasted bite on the back end .... finish is sweet, dry and crisp with lingering coffee and vanilla ... nice and sessionable thorongil2 (3796) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2018
(Tap) clear, bright, very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of coffee, then milk chocolate; smooth palate ; balanced flavour with a long, very light bitter finish Rumbero (96) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2017
12 oz can brought down from Gainsville.
Aroma - deep coffee aroma, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and some spicey character.
Appearance - Black as night. Fully opaque. One inch thick tan head that dissipates rather quickly.
Taste - muted roasted malts, burnt like but not sharp. Stale coffee, some chocolate and pronounced unbalanced bitterness. I taste a bit of oxidation.
Palate - medium full body, creamy rich texture as expected in an oatmeal stout. moderate carbonation. Astringency faint, almost absent. Finish is long and bitter almost to harsh level.
Overall - Very disappointing. Had this beer fresh and in the actual taste is where this one has deteriorated a lot. Now just a shadow. A coffee left behind.
koleminer20 (4485) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2017
On draft at the Mellow Mushroom. The pourbisba thinner light black with a thin ring of egg shell colored head and a decent lace. The aroma is light and sweet. There is a metallic malt and a sweet coffee to go with some light chocolate and a hint of roast. It’s got a decent complexity to it, but it seems light and thin. The flavor is just as you’d expect. It’s got the flavors, but it’s thin. Stronger coffee than chocolate and a metallic maltiness. The mouth feel is light and watery with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly metallic and roasty coffee finish. Meh.
SpringsLicker (3703) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Black pour with a tan head.
Aroma of coffee being roasted, some chocolate.
The flavor is bitter, burnt coffee and chocolate. Not my kind of stout, but I know people who like ’em kinda burnt and roasty - this is one for you. slambammersnant9 (4) - Robinson, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2016 does not count
tap, best stout I’ve had. wish I could find this where I live. if you’re a stout fan this is a must try. it’s what an oatmeal coffee stout should be. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2016
Dark brown body with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate/coffee/smoke. Flavor is a little bitter with the taste of chocolate and roasted malts. nick76 (4407) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
The aroma is strong coffee chocolate and burnt malt. The appearance is almost black. The Taste is like the aroma and bitter. The palate is thick. Overall solid but not outstanding. brokensail (16695) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
On tap @ Swamp Head. Black in color with a thin khaki head. Really nice coffee aroma. Kind of nutty, somewhat toasty, and a good bit of roasted malts. There’s plenty of licorice and dark cocoa, too. Flavor is more just roast forward and the carbonation is really lacking. It’s kind of chocolatey, I suppose. Some coffee grounds and a little bit of a green pepper note.