Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick pitch black with a thin (less than 1 finger) medium brown creamy head that reduced quickly to a small amount of residue that was left clinging to the glass thus producing some fair lacing.
The aroma was right of front with the odor of fresh ground roasted coffee, cereal malts and a doughy yeast with a note of dark chocolate and a touch of molasses.
The taste was extra malty and a tad bitter sweet with a nice chocolate note, and then a large dose of roasted coffee took over with a slight molasses sweetness and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor was left to linger for a really long time after the swallow with the taste of coffee being the most dominant.
Mouthfeel was a thick, chewy, and full in body with the texture being smooth and creamy yet just a bit oily and having a soft carbonation.
Overall a very impressive Oatmeal Stout with the coffee and oats melding so well it was almost breakfast in a bottle.
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of black coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of dark roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, oats and light caramel. Jayb0 (1197) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Can. For me this is a knockout. Worthy of the 9.4%, aromas reminded me of walking into the local roaster. Nice, frothy, persistent head when poured into a shallow, wide mouthed belgian glass. Really thick and really rich, smooth chocolate with a roast coffee bite. Almost ice creamy in the finish. Thanks, Max. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is basically nice coffee and chocolate.
closey22 (1946) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Black with Foamy Lacy tan head; aroma is of black coffee; flava
Is rich dark roast coffee with hop and sweeet malt notes; feels medium to
Thick and creamy subtle fizzy zing; finishes dry bitter hop and coffee notes jt78 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2017 does not count
Very delicious lots of coffee and chocolate dominate this one very sweet with a touch of bitterness pours pitch black thick with a light carbonation head rich and creamy and just a hint of oatmeal flavor to it would not have guessed it was 9.4% alcohol until I was done with my glass and could feel it.
Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Nice coffee sweet beer. Thin fading head. Sweetness and thickness. Dark Carmel and coffee. Lots of flavors.
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12oz can. 2016 vintage. Appearance: Jet black, opaque, with a low lying khaki brown head.
Aroma: Wow. Really strong rich roasted coffee dominates. A touch of dark chocolate is there, but the coffee roastiness is the main factor here.
Taste: Starts with a rich dark chocolate, slowly turning over to a deep, rich coffee and a moderately high bitterness. Coffee character on the backside overrides the other flavors.
Mouthfeel: Relatively heavy bodied with some creaminess from the oatmeal, and a light carbonation.
Finish: Some bitterness lingers, but mostly a dark chocolate roasted malt character.
Overall: One of the more coffee forward takes on the style, with an aroma that sets itself apart. This beer has some nice dark chocolate undertones, but really shines for the coffee character. Oatmeal adds some viscosity to the mouthfeel, but a bit of a boost in that side would be welcomed. ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a pitch black color with a thick brown head. The aroma is roasted malt. The taste is malt and coffee. libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Pours black with a minimal brown head. The coffee is upfront in the aroma. Earthy with notes of vanilla light smoke. The coffee also dominates the flavor with earthy notes and vanilla. Body is a bit thin for a stout. Lasting dry finish. Good but a bit overhyped.
VRH (63) - Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Aroma is rich with chocolate, followed by a full bodied & robust coffee flavour on the palate layered across a crisp oatmeal stout foundation. Slight hints of vanilla are present along the edges of a molasses cookie richness. The finish is very satisfying, bringing grassy notes forward as the coffee complexity lingers. From the tap at Beverage World - Delicious!